Many adults need orthodontic treatment, but are worried about the appearance of metal braces. Invisalign is a patented system of custom, clear acrylic aligners that gently reposition misaligned teeth. Invisalign aligners are removable, so they can be removed for eating, drinking, and brushing/flossing of the teeth. Invisalign is a great option for people who have mild to moderate need for orthodontic treatment. Some significant or severe issues may require more traditional forms of treatment, such as braces. Though there are options for severe issues that can minimize the appearance of treatment. How do you know when Invisalign is right for you?
As stated above, Invisalign provides a very minimal change in appearance during treatment. The clear aligners are harder to notice than traditional braces. Aligners typically need to be worn for 22-24 hours a day for six to eighteen months. The amount of months depends on your treatment needs. Some people have a difficult time remembering to wear their aligners, which can make the treatment less effective. If you are not a person that thrives on routine, remembering to wear your aligners may be difficult. Traditional braces may be a better option for forgetful people, since they will not be able to take off the braces and forget them. Invisalign may not be the best option for teeth that need to move vertically or for back bite issues. Your orthodontist will best be able to tell you if Invisalign is right for you.
Options If Invisalign Is Not Right For You
If your orthodontic needs are more significant, Invisalign may not be the best treatment option. Tooth-colored brackets can be a good alternative for people wanting to have a minimal change in their appearance during the orthodontic treatment. Tooth-colored brackets are matched to the color of your teeth to provide a more seamless look to your smile.
Ask Dr. Cabal if you qualify for Invisalign
Invisalign could be the right choice for your smile. To schedule a consultation with Lake Country Orthodontics by calling (817) 236-7846. Located in Ft. Worth, TX, our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.