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Clear Aligners

Do you want a straighter smile, but the idea of wearing bulky, noticeable braces turns you away from orthodontic treatment?

Dr. Steven Krendl in Littleton, CO, offers clear aligners as a subtle, effective alternative to traditional braces.

Colorado Dental Arts offers two types of aligners: ClearCorrect™ and Invisalign®. Read on to explore the benefits of these treatments...

What Are Clear Aligners?

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Clear aligners are flexible plastic trays that fit over your teeth and subtly straighten them over time. At our Littleton, CO, practice, Dr. Krendl offers two options for this form of orthodontics: ClearCorrect and Invisalign.

ClearCorrect: Highly Effective Aligners Designed With Patients in Mind

You have options for orthodontic treatment at our Littleton practice. Wondering how to decide between your choices? Let us introduce you to ClearCorrect.

What makes ClearCorrect so effective? It was created by a dentist for his patients.

Dr. Willis Pumphrey kept his patients' preferences in mind when designing the ClearCorrect system. These aligners are made of thin yet durable materials. Patients praise their comfort and ease of use.

If you're looking for a subtle, removable orthodontic treatment option, ClearCorrect may be the right choice for you.

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Receive Invisalign Treatment From an Invisalign Preferred Provider

As an Invisalign Preferred Provider, Dr. Krendl has helped many patients, including his own son, achieve beautiful smiles with clear aligners. Whether you are interested in Invisalign or ClearCorrect, he can create an effective treatment plan for you at our Littleton office.

"I never thought that I would be so comfortable at a dentist's office." Why Littleton, CO, Patients Trust Dr. Krendl

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Lori Gilbert

2022

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I never thought that I would be so comfortable at a Dentist's office.

The staff is very friendly and Dr. Krendl takes great care in making your visit pain free.

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Stephanie Ellenburg

2021

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I highly recommend Colorado Dental Arts. Dr. Krendl and his team are always friendly, caring and doing a great job. I never have to wait long and I feel like they always take time to answer my questions, incl. billing (thanks again, Jody). Mardel has been my hygienist and she's really nice and thorough. I'm so glad I found this practice!

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The Visible Difference Between Traditional Braces and Clear Aligners

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Braces straighten teeth effectively, but there is a trade-off: those noticeable brackets and wires. Clear aligners like those used in the ClearCorrect system, on the other hand, can straighten your smile with discretion. Thanks to their subtle appearance, it's likely that others won't even notice you're wearing them. For more on the advantages of aligners, contact Dr. Krendl in Littleton, CO.

No Need to Search for an Orthodontist Come See Our Experienced Dentist for Your Treatment

If you're looking to straighten your smile, finding the right orthodontist can be stressful. However, it may give you some peace of mind to know that you don't necessarily need to visit one to get the help you're looking for.

Instead of turning to an orthodontist, you can trust your care to our dentist, Steven Krendl.

He has extensive experience with two popular orthodontic systems used by orthodontists: ClearCorrect and Invisalign. He is also an Invisalign Preferred Provider.

Dr. Krendl uses his skill and in-depth knowledge to provide effective treatment for dental and orthodontic patients alike.

At Colorado Dental Arts, you can find one professional to provide comprehensive care for your oral health needs instead of having to visit a separate orthodontist. Interested in starting your treatment with Dr. Krendl? Contact our office online or call:

(303) 978-9572

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Patients in Littleton have trusted our team since 1979. For subtle orthodontic treatment with stunning results, they love clear aligners.

"Could not be happier." We Give Littleton a Reason to Smile

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Tammy Trujillo

2020

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Dr. Krendl was great!! He explained everything to me as we progressed through my procedure. He is very kind and patient. Later that evening he followed up with me to make sure all was well, and it was!! I will absolutely recommend him and Colorado Dental Arts as a whole, to my friends and family!!

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Dugan Comer

2021

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I have been coming to Colorado Dental Arts for the past 10 years, and could not be happier. I have a real phobia regarding dentistry, and they have treated me with great respect and without judgment. I cannot say enough about how great the staff is, and Dr. Krendl is just awesome.

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We Offer Flexible Financing

Many dental plans will offer coverage for orthodontics, such as clear aligners, but if you are uninsured or have high out-of-pocket costs, the price of treatment may seem daunting. This is why we offer financing through CareCredit®. You can secure a loan with little or no interest and a manageable monthly payment plan to keep your treatment affordable.

Taking a Closer Look At the Typical Clear Aligners Treatment Plan

It usually takes between six and 18 months to straighten your smile with clear aligners.
It usually takes between six and 18 months to straighten your smile with clear aligners.

Consultation

Before Dr. Krendl can begin your treatment, he'll need to see you for an orthodontic consultation. He will check your candidacy for treatment, fully explain your options, and answer any questions you might have.

Taking Impressions

Because ClearCorrect and Invisalign use custom aligners, Dr. Krendl will need to take impressions of your teeth using either an oral scanner or traditional imprints. 

Creating Your Aligners

Once Dr. Krendl has made your impressions, he will send them to a trusted lab. Skilled technicians will create a series of clear aligners tailored to your smile.

Wearing Your Aligners

Once you have your aligners, you should wear them for about 22 hours each day. You can remove them to eat and brush your teeth. Remember to regularly clean your aligners with cool water, a toothbrush, and mild soap.

Seeing Your Results

It may take anywhere from six to 18 months to complete your treatment. Once Dr. Krendl confirms you're finished, he will provide a customized retainer for you to wear at night for the next few months. Your retainer will help prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original positions.

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Orthodontic Treatment

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day is crucial for your oral health. It can also help prevent gum irritation, which can make wearing your aligners even more comfortable. Be sure to visit Dr. Krendl for regular cleanings and exams as well.

Clean Your Aligners Daily

Your aligners may accumulate debris and bacteria if you do not clean them each day. Simply run them under cool water and clean them with a toothbrush and a mild liquid soap. Washing them with hot water or a dishwasher can warp the plastic.

Don't Eat While Wearing Aligners

If you are using the Invisalign or ClearCorrect system, be sure to take your aligners out before eating or drinking. Clear aligners are durable, but they can still be damaged by chewing or teeth grinding.

Don't Throw Away Your Aligners

It can be tempting to throw your aligners away once you're done using them. Dentists and orthodontists recommend that you keep them in a cool, dry place until your treatment is complete. This will give Dr. Krendl an extra resource in case there are any issues with your progress.

Ask Us Questions at Any Time

We want to give all our patients the tools they need for successful treatment. If you have questions at any time during your Invisalign or ClearCorrect treatment process, you're always welcome to contact our friendly team.

Dr. Steven Krendl

Colorado Dental Arts

Dr. Steven Krendl and the team at Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton, CO, offer comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and family dentistry. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • Fellow at The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Graduate of The Misch International Implant Institute

To make dental treatment as accessible as possible, we offer late-night and weekend appointments. Schedule a visit by contacting us online or calling (303) 978-9572.

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