What if you could enjoy a solution to your crooked and crowded teeth without the use of metal braces? Your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can help correct smiles for teens and adults with a cosmetic solution, Invisalign® clear aligners. Find out how these aligners improve the alignment of the smile and offer a host of benefits without the need for metal orthodontics.
Creating Your Custom Aligners
To ensure they fit comfortably and offer treatment with accuracy and precision, we will custom-make each set specifically for your smile. To do this we employ digital technology. The iTero® digital scanning system enables our team to gather detailed images of your teeth, gums, and oral structures with a digital camera at the end of a small wand. We combine these images to create a detailed 3D model of you smile. Using the images, we can design and craft a series of aligners from BPA-free plastic material. You then begin treatment once your aligners are ready!
Each day, you will need to wear a set for about 20 to 22 hours. You can remove them before meals, so you don’t have to worry about food becoming stuck in your orthodontics. You can also remove them prior to brushing or flossing your teeth, ensuring you better care for your smile throughout the treatment process. After about two weeks, you can upgrade to the next set in the series. The total treatment time will depend on a number of factors, such as the extent of your misalignment and whether you’ve worn them daily as prescribed. However, for adults, treatment typically takes a year, while teen patients may need up to 18 months. You can also remove them before special occasions, such as graduations, dates, or job interviews, provided you still wear them for the minimum number of hours daily.
Invisalign® orthodontics will be clear, which means when worn they are practically invisible. This helps teens self-conscious about their appearance, and ensure adults continue to enjoy their professional appearance. The aligners also mean fewer office visits than braces, and also a shorter overall treatment time. If you have any questions about Invisalign®, or if you think they could benefit your smile, then please contact our team today. We would love to perform an exam and see if you benefit from the Invisalign® system. After all, correcting misalignment ensures healthier and more attractive smiles!
Do You Want to Try Clear Braces?
We would love to help you obtain a straighter and healthier smile with clear braces. To schedule your consultation and discuss our cosmetic treatment options, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.