When thinking about changing the shape of your smile, you may think there are only a few options to do so. For teens and adults, Invisalign® treatment can be an advantageous option for those with smiles that qualify. A qualifying smile is one that needs mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cabal at Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX can help determine your smile’s needs. There are three clear advantages that Invisalign® can provide for your smile.
#1 Improve Your Smile
Many people falsely assume that an uneven, misaligned smile is only a problem for the smile’s appearance. However, it is important to understand that a smile that is not properly aligned can be at a higher risk of health problems. Misalignment can increase the risk of developing dysfunction with your jaw like TMJ disorder. Overlapping teeth can create more hiding places for harmful bacteria to live and cause tooth decay and gum disease. Straightening your smile with orthodontic treatment can improve your smile’s health and appearance.
#2 Discreet Appearance
One advantage that Invisalign® may have over other forms of orthodontic treatment is the discreet appearance. Invisalign® clear aligners are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. For an adult who needs to straighten their smile for all of the reasons listed under advantage #1, Invisalign® can be a good option. Adults tend to be more self-conscious about having braces. If your smile has more severe orthodontic needs, traditional braces with tooth-colored brackets can be a good choice.
#3 Minimal Lifestyle Change
Invisalign® aligners can be removed from your smile at your own discretion during your treatment. While the aligners do need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day, you can (and should) take them out for eating, drinking, oral hygiene, etc. This sort of flexibility allows for less of an effect on your daily lifestyle.
Is Invisalign® right for your smile?
Talk to Dr. Cabal to see if Invisalign® is a good fit for your smile. To schedule your consultation call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Ft. Worth, White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.