We employ a number of treatment options and technologies to help our Fort Worth, TX, patients enjoy a more even and healthy smile. In order to design Invisalign® aligners that fit comfortably and offer treatment with precision, we use the iTero® digital scanning system. How does digital technology help correct misalignment?
How Do Clear Aligners Treat Misalignment?
First, let’s talk a little about the Invisalign® system. The aligners, made from a clear and BPA-free acrylic material, will be worn daily for around 20 to 22 hours. They help gradually move the teeth into optimal positions. Around every two weeks, we will move on to the next set in the series, which continues to help the patient obtain an even smile. Total treatment takes about a year for most patients, or up to 18 months for others, depending on the cause and extent of the misalignment. They can be removed before meals or brushing and flossing, offering patients a much easier treatment experience when compared to other orthodontic options.
Creating Them With iTero®
With iTero®, we take a series of digital images of the smile. The process is quick and comfortable, taking only a few minutes. Once we obtain these detailed images, we combine them to create a unique 3D model of your smile. The 3D model and the measurements we take will be used in an Invisalign® lab to create the aligners. Each set is custom-made specifically for your smile, which ensures a comfortable fit and proper treatment with precision and accuracy. There is no one-size-fits-all option with Invisalign®, so the use of digital technology helps ensure optimal treatment and a straighter smile.
Long Term Benefits of Straighter Smiles
When you correct your crooked or crowded teeth, you remove hiding places for food particles to become trapped and oral bacteria to thrive. Over time, this reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, helping you enjoy better oral health. Restoring your bite also improves bite balance and may reduce the chances of TMJ disorder and bruxism from developing, sparing you headaches, jaw pain, and even cracked or chipped teeth. Finally, you will enjoy a more attractive smile, one you can’t wait to show the world. No more hiding your smiles when your laugh and smile, no more ducking out of pictures. If you have any questions about the digital technology we use at our office, or about the Invisalign® system, then contact our team today.
Ready to Learn More About Invisalign®?
With advanced technology and practically invisible aligners, we can help you enjoy a more even smile. To schedule your consultation and discuss the iTero® system, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Springtown, Rome, and all surrounding communities.