Your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist is ready to help correct misalignment for people of all ages, from children to adults. However, this doesn’t mean we have to rely on metal orthodontics or retainers to do so. In fact, our team can offer a series of clear aligners to fix crooked and crowded teeth. In today’s blog, we’re going to answer a few questions about this unique cosmetic system.
Common Questions About Our Clear Aligners
Question: How often do I wear them?
Answer: The aligners will need to be worn daily for between 20 and 22 hours. After about two weeks, you will upgrade to the next set in the series. Over time, they will begin to reposition the teeth and improve overall alignment. To see optimal results in the original timeframe discussed with your dentist, you need to wear them daily as prescribed! Skipping days or taking them out for extended periods could slow down the treatment process.
Question: When can I take them out?
Answer: You can remove them before you eat, which means no worries about food becoming trapped in your orthodontics, and no need to alter your diet to avoid hard or chewy foods. Patients can also remove them at night and in the morning before they brush and floss their teeth, which makes caring for the smile and preventing oral health complications much easier. As long as you wear them for the amount of time your dentist recommends, you can also take them out before special occasions, such as a graduation, job interview, or first date.
Question: Will they be clear?
Answer: Yes! Each set is custom-made from a clear and comfortable acrylic material, which helps them stay invisible when worn. This aspect makes them very popular with adults and teens, who want treatment but worry about the impact of orthodontics on their appearance. They also help you avoid the gum and cheek irritation that often occurs with people wearing metal braces.
Question: How long does treatment take?
Answer: That will vary, depending on such factors as cause of misalignment and severity. However, adults usually see optimal results in about a year, and teens may need up to 18 months as their smiles are still developing. If you have any questions about our clear braces, or if you think they may be right for you, then contact our team today to schedule a consultation!
Does Your Smile Need Orthodontic Care?
Our team is here to help you obtain a straighter and more attractive smile. To schedule your consultation and discuss smile improvement with Invisalign®, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Haslet, Azle, and all surrounding communities.