Using Digital Technology To Create Your Invisalign® Aligners

Invisalign® aligners are made from clear acrylic and can help correct minor and severe misalignment for both teens and adult patients in Fort Worth, TX. But how do we create these unique aligners? To ensure a comfy fit and treatment with accuracy and precision, we may implement digital technology. Find out how we use the iTero® scanning system to craft these cosmetic orthodontics.

How Does Invisalign® Correct Uneven Smiles?

For patients using the Invisalign® system, a set of clear aligners will be worn daily for between 20 and 22 hours a day, switching to the next set after about two weeks. The aligners will begin to shift the teeth, correcting crooked and crowded teeth and improving smile alignment and balance. The total treatment time will depend on the cause and extent of misalignment, but usually falls to about a year for adults and up to 18 months for kids. The aligners fit comfortably and don’t cause the gum and cheek irritation often reported with metal braces.

Crafting Your Custom Clear Braces

To ensure optimal treatment and a comfortable fit, we will create them using digital technology. Using a small camera at the end of a wand, we will take a series of detailed digital images, combining them to create a 3D of your smile, allowing us to create the braces using digital impressions. No need to bite down on a mold filled with sticky and poor-tasting materials, instead this system allows us to design and craft them with greater accuracy.

The Treatment Process

To see the results discussed with your orthodontist in the original timeframe, you need to wear them daily as recommended, and see us for occasional checkups so we can monitor your progress. You can remove them before meals, so you don’t need to make major changes to your diet, and being removable mean a much easier time brushing and flossing than if you were wearing metal braces. The clear braces will also be barely visible, which is great for adults worried about their professional appearance. If you would like to learn more about this process, then contact our team to schedule a consultation. We can examine your smile to see if this is the right system for you, and also answer any questions you may have. Talk to our team today to learn more!

Ready to Correct Your Smile with Invisalign®?

We would like to help you enjoy a more even and healthy smile by addressing your misalignment. To schedule your consultation and discuss the benefits of clear aligners, 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.