Having straight teeth is more important than mere pride in your smile; crooked or misaligned teeth can also make proper dental hygiene more difficult, increasing your risk of oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease. At your Lake Worth orthodontist office, we can help you achieve a straighter smile without the stigma of traditional braces. To help you understand the benefits of discretely straightening your teeth, Dr. Ciro Cabal tests your knowledge of our Invisalign clear braces treatment.
How do crooked teeth threaten your oral health?
Your mouth is constantly threatened by oral bacteria, which congregate to form the plaque that often sticks to your teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing your teeth helps to control this plaque buildup; however, when your teeth do not align properly, this plaque becomes difficult to remove as it hides in hard-to-reach places. In time, the bacteria in plaque contribute the formation of tooth decay and gum disease.
How does Invisalign straighten teeth?
Rather than attaching metal brackets and wires to force your teeth into a proper position, Invisalign clear braces uses a series of aligners that methodically shape your smile into its desired form. The aligners focus on the aesthetic aspects of your smile and can typically achieve optimal results in less time than traditional braces.
Are Invisalign aligners really invisible?
Made from durable clear acrylic, Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable. Even better, they’re removable; if you have an important upcoming event and are worried about excessive attention, you can remove your aligners for the big event, enjoy the night with confidence, and then replace them when you return home.
How easy is oral hygiene during Invisalign treatment?
Because your aligners are removable, your dental hygiene routine will remain as simple as it was before treatment. Simply remove the aligners, brush and floss your teeth thoroughly, then replace them when you’re finished.
Adult Orthodontics in Lake Worth
To learn more about discrete adult orthodontics, call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846 to schedule a consultation with your Lake Worth orthodontist. Located in the 76135 area, we proudly serve families from Lake Worth, Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, Lake Worth, and all surrounding communities.