We want to help people in Fort Worth, TX, suffering from misalignment enjoy a more even and healthy smile. Which is why we correct misalignment with cosmetic orthodontics. In today’s blog, we want to take a look at how we fix crooked and crowded smiles with Invisalign® clear aligners. How will this treatment help teen and adults enjoy a more even smile? What does wearing them involve?
How Do Aligners Differ From Braces?
With braces, patients need to wear metal brackets on the font facing portions of their teeth, which are connected with an arch wire. Tension in the wire helps reposition the teeth, and total treatment takes about two years. While effective, few adults and teens are eager to wear metal braces. However, Invisalign® doesn’t need brackets, wires, or tension. Instead, we create a series of aligners from a BPA-free acrylic. Each set is worn for about two weeks, with aligners worn daily for 20 to 22 hours. Over time, these aligners alter the position of the teeth to correct misalignment and provide optimal results in as little as a year for adults and up to 18 months for teens.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
The most obvious benefit is their clear appearance, which means they are barely noticeable when worn, a great choice for older patients. In addition, they fit comfortably and help people avoid the gum and cheek discomfort often encountered with metal braces. You can remove them before meals, so no more worries about food becoming stuck in your orthodontics. Being removable also means a much easier time brushing and flossing, as you no longer need to try to clean around brackets and wires, which limits the risk of teeth stains and tooth decay forming during treatment. Finally, they offer shorter treatment time and involve fewer office visits overall!
Do I Qualify for Invisalign®?
We will need to perform a thorough exam to assess the cause and extent of your misalignment and decide if aligners are the right choice for you. If so, we will start by taking detailed impressions and images of your smiles using digital technology, which will help us design and create the clear braces. If you would like to learn more, then contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We want to help you and your family enjoy optimal oral health and smile beauty by correcting misalignment!
Do You Have Clear Aligners?
Our team is ready to tackle your misalignment with a series of clear and comfortable aligners. If you would like to see if Invisalign® is right for your, then please contact our team today. To schedule your consultation and discuss the Invisalign® clear braces system, 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.