You’re Ready for Invisalign® – What’s Next?

When teeth aren’t aligned properly, there are several different reasons to choose to straighten them. The most obvious is the appearance of your smile, and for many patients, the main reason for choosing orthodontic treatment is to improve it. At our Ft. Worth, TX, orthodontist’s office, we can help you improve every aspect of your tooth alignment while maintaining your smile’s natural appearance with the help of Invisalign® clear aligners. Once you’ve decided to straighten your teeth and have qualified for Invisalign® treatment, the rest is easier than you might expect.

Designing Your Treatment

Invisalign® treatment works on the basic principles of orthodontic treatment – to gently and gradually guide crooked teeth into proper position. This involves shifting teeth at a pace that’s fast enough to successfully move them, but slow enough to allow their roots and surrounding jawbone structure to shift accordingly. To accomplish this, we design your aligners using the advanced iTero® digital imaging system, which scans and analyzes your bite so we can precisely plan the most beneficial path of tooth movement. Because the scans and imaging are all digital, there’s no need for a messy physical mold placed over your teeth and gums.

Progressing Through Your Treatment

While the discreet appearance of clear aligners is one of their most appealing aspects, the convenience with which they straighten your teeth is one of their most significant advantages. Unlike traditional, bracket-and-wire braces, Invisalign® aligners are designed in a series, with each individual aligner designed to move your teeth through a specific phase of movement. Once that phase is complete (usually within 2 weeks), you can change the aligners for the next ones in the series, continuing your teeth’s path of movement toward straighter positions.

Enjoying Your Treatment

In addition to appearance and treatment progression, day-to-day life with Invisalign® aligners is more convenient than it is with traditional orthodontics. Because they’re made to be removed, you can take them off temporarily each day to eat your favorite meals without worrying about damaging your braces. You can also remove them to brush and floss your teeth, which is not only more convenient, but also allows you to more successfully remove harmful plaque from every surface of your teeth.

Benefit from Invisalign® Clear Braces

When you’re ready to straighten your crooked in more discreet and convenient manner, then ask us about Invisalign® clear aligners. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX today at (817) 236-7846.