Answering Questions About Invisalign®

We often have patients in Fort Worth, TX, and surrounding communities asking questions about Invisalign®. With these clear aligners, we offer a cosmetic solution to misalignment. In today’s blog, we’re going to answer four common questions about our clear aligners, and explain how they help correct the alignment of uneven smiles.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign®

Question: How do you make the aligners?

Answer: We first need to take detailed impressions of your smile. Instead of having you bite down on a sticky and bad tasting mold, we will use iTero digital imaging technology to gather a series of detailed images of your teeth. These images enable us to create a 3D model of your smile. In an Invisalign® lab, experts will create a series of aligners from a BPA-free plastic material.

Question: Do they fit comfortably?

Answer: Yes! Each aligner is custom-made for your smile, ensuring a comfortable fit. You also avoid the gum and cheek irritation people wearing braces often complain about. Our patients enjoy a much more comfortable solution to misalignment!

Question: How do they fix uneven teeth?

Answer: Patients wear a set for 20 to 22 hours daily, upgrading to the next set after about two weeks. With each set, your teeth become repositioned to correct your misalignment. Depending on the severity of your misalignment (and whether you wear the aligners as prescribed) you can see optimal results in a about one year. Teen patients may need up to 18 months, as their smiles are still growing and developing.

Question: Can you remove them?

Answer: Yes! The aligners can be removed before each meal, which means no more worries about sticky foods becoming trapped in your orthodontics. You also take them out before you brush and floss your teeth, which helps you better care for your smile during treatment. Finally, you can remove them before big events, such as graduations or interviews. Other benefits include a shorter treatment period when compared to metal braces, as well as fewer office visits required during treatment. With our aligners, we offer patients in Fort Worth a practically invisible solution to uneven smiles. If you have any questions or concerns about correcting your alignment, then please talk to our team today. We also have other cosmetic options available, such as tooth-colored brackets.

Ready for Invisible Braces?

We want to help you enjoy a clear and cosmetic solution to misalignment, obtaining a healthier and more beautiful smile in as little as one year. To schedule your consultation and discuss our clear orthodontics or other cosmetic orthodontic options, please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Ft. Worth, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.