Correcting your smile’s alignment helps improve not only your appearance, but your overall oral health as well. Using Invisalign® aligners, we help our Fort Worth, TX, patients enjoy smiles free of misalignment. Do you have questions about Invisalign®?
Frequently Asked Questions About Clear Aligners
Question: Who qualifies for them?
Answer: Before we prescribe the aligners, we will need to thoroughly examine the patient’s smile, employing intraoral cameras, iTero computer imaging, and other advanced technologies. We need to know the cause and severity of misalignment. We also take age and overall oral health into account. Those with severe misalignment may still benefit from traditional braces, although we can use ceramic brackets to make them less visible. However, many teens and adults will qualify for the Invisalign® system.
Question: How do you create them?
Answer: We first need to create a detailed digital impression of the smile, which we will accomplish with the iTero system. A tiny camera on the end of a wand allows our team to gather multiple detailed images of your teeth and alignment in just a few minutes. Using these images, we create a 3D model of your smile, which will be used in a lab setting to design and create your aligners. Not only will they fit comfortably, but they will be designed to reposition your teeth in the timeframe discussed with your Fort Worth orthodontist.
Question: Can they be removed?
Answer: Yes! The aligners are not fixed in place with metal brackets or wires. As a result, the patient can remove the aligners before meals or prior to brushing and flossing. Patients then don’t have to avoid certain foods or change their diet, and caring for their smile during treatment is much easier, improving overall oral health.
Question: How long does treatment last?
Answer: That will depend on a number of factors, such as the patient’s age or the severity of misalignment. Younger patients, with smiles that are still growing and developing, may need up to 18 months, while adults usually require only a year. However, in order to see optimal results in the time frame you discussed, you must wear them as prescribed. If you have any questions about our clear aligner system, or about the benefits of correcting misalignment, then please contact our team today. Let’s work together to help you enjoy a healthy and stunning smile!
Ready for Clear Orthodontic Care?
We want to help you enjoy a straighter and healthier smile with our clear plastic aligners. To schedule your consultation and discuss the Invisalign® system, please 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, and all surrounding communities.