When you think about fixing crooked or crowded teeth, do you instantly picture metal braces? Many people do, but your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can actually offer a more attractive and significantly less noticeable alternative. With Invisalign®, we can offer both teens and adults a removable and clear option that corrects minor and severe cases of misalignment.
The Invisalign® System
Invisalign® means we don’t need to use metal brackets and arch wires to reposition your teeth. Instead, we employ digital scanning technology to gather detailed images of your teeth. We combine these images to create a 3D model, using this to design and create a series of aligners from a BPA-free acrylic material. People then wear a set each day for 20 to 22 hours. After two weeks, they move on to the next set in the series. The total treatment time often takes as little as one year, helping you obtain a straighter smile while remaining nearly invisible throughout the process.
Being removable is a very unique aspect of this treatment. You can’t remove metal braces, but you can take out your aligners before you eat. Which means no need to alter your diet or avoid any of your favorite foods and drinks. You also have a much easier time brushing and flossing your teeth during treatment, as you no longer need to work around brackets and wires. As long as you wear them as the orthodontist prescribes, you can also take them out for special occasions, such as dates, graduations, or job interviews.
Benefits for Teens and Adults
First, the treatment time is much shorter than braces, often as little as a year for adults and 18 months for teens, compared to the over 2 years braes often require. There are fewer office visits too. They are easy to clean and maintain, and once again, barely noticeable when worn. Each set is custom-made, ensuring a comfortable fit and helping you avoid the gum and cheek irritation often reported with metal orthodontics. If you would like to learn more, or if you have misalignment, then contact our team for a consultation. After a thorough examination, we can see if this is the right choice for your smile and start the process of improving your smile’s health and alignment.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT REMOVABLE BRACES?
Our team is ready to help you and your family enjoy optimal oral health with a straighter smile. To schedule your consultation and learn more about clear, removable braces, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, and all surrounding communities.