The need to straighten your smile is a need that can span across various ages. However, people well into adulthood can feel insecure about wearing braces to straighten their teeth. Invisalign® is a patented system of clear acrylic aligners customized for your smile to gently reposition misaligned teeth. The customized aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing/flossing, or at any other point you may want to take them out. Invisalign® can be a good option for people with a mild to moderate need for orthodontic treatment; more significant or severe issues may require more traditional forms of treatment, such as braces. How do you know if your smile qualifies for Invisalign® treatment?
Fitting With Your Lifestyle
Invisalign® is often a great choice for people who want a discreet solution for straightening their smile. The aligners are clear, which makes them much harder to notice than traditional braces. It is recommended that they be worn for at least 22 hours per day. The length of the total treatment time will depend on your smile’s needs. Remembering to wear the aligners for the recommended time each day can be difficult for some people who do not thrive on a strict routine or schedule. Not wearing the aligners the prescribed amount of time can make the treatment less effective. Traditional metal braces can sometimes be a better option for forgetful people or people who do not like having to remember, since wire-and-bracket braces cannot be removed and forgotten.
Other Orthodontic Options
If your orthodontic needs are severe, your teeth need to move vertically, or if you have back-bite issues, Invisalign® may not be a suitable option.Tooth-colored brackets with traditional braces can be a good way to minimize the change in your appearance while also treating more significant smile needs. Tooth-colored brackets can be matched to the color of your teeth to better blend with your smile.
Ask Dr. Carmona if you qualify for Invisalign®
Invisalign® treatment can help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile. To schedule your consultation call Lake Country Orthodontics at (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.