We know we’re only in the middle of December, but it’s never too early to talk about changes and resolutions for 2020. In addition to making positive changes in your personal and work life, maybe consider finally addressing concerns with your smile. If you have misalignment, you may want to see your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist for Invisalign®.
The Benefits of Improving Smile Alignment
When our teeth sit crooked or overlap one another, this makes brushing and flossing your teeth thoroughly a difficult task. Over time, this difficulty could mean the onset of cavities and gum disease. For others, the bite imbalance caused by misalignment could mean a greater risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism, two jaw joint disorders that often lead to damaged teeth, headaches and jaw pain, and even difficulties opening and closing the mouth. By correcting your misalignment, you can avoid these complications and obtain a more attractive smile.
The Invisalign® System
We have an option that corrects minor and severe misalignment without relying on metal braces. We start by taking detailed digital images using the iTero® scanning system, combining these images to create a 3D model of your smile. The model allows or team to design and fabricate your aligners from a clear and BPA-free acrylic material. They fit over your teeth comfortably and will be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. Every two weeks, you will upgrade to the next set as your smile is slowly and gently corrected. Optimal results take about a year, and you can also remove them before you eat, brush and floss, or prior to special occasions.
Treatments for Teens and Adults
Our clear aligners can help both adults and teens enjoy more even and healthy smiles. Their clear appearance means they won’t impact your professional appearance in negative ways, and for most adults, optimal results take only a year. Teens may need up to 18 months as their smiles are still growing and developing. To see if this is the right choice for you or your child, we will perform a detailed exam employing advanced digital technology, so we can assess the cause and extent of the misalignment and choose the most appropriate treatment option. Even if braces are a better option, we can use tooth-colored brackets to limit the appearance of your metal braces while you undergo treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, then please contact our team today to learn more!
Let’s Talk About Clear Aligners
Our team would love to help patients of all ages with misalignment enjoy better smile health with a series of clear plastic aligners. To schedule your consultation and learn more about the Invisalign® system, 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.