With a series of clear aligners, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can provide a barely noticeable solution to even more advanced cases of misalignment! In today’s blog, we want to examine how Invisalign® helps teens and adults alike enjoy straighter and more attractive smiles. Let’s look at a few fun facts about this cosmetic orthodontic system.
They Look Natural!
Did you know that each aligner is created from a clear acrylic material? This means that once worn, they are barely noticeable to other people! Which is good, as treatment requires you to wear a set of these aligners for between 20 and 22 hours each day. The total treatment time is usually about a year for adults and up to 18 months for teens, but the exact time will depend on the cause and severity of your misalignment. Compare this to braces, which usually need two years or more to see optimal results!
You can Remove Them
The aligners can be taken out occasionally, as long as you continue to wear them for the amount of time each day that your orthodontist recommends. For example, you can remove them before you eat. No need to avoid certain foods or fear food becoming stuck in your braces, as you would with metal orthodontics. Instead, you take them out before you eat and replace them afterward. Patients can also remove them before they brush and floss each day, which makes caring for your smile much easier and helps limit the risks of tooth decay, gum disease, and teeth stains during treatment. Patients can also take them out for special occasions, such as job interviews, graduations, or dates.
Fewer Office Visits
Like braces, people with Invisalign® will need to periodically visit our office so we can monitor you during the treatment process and ensure everything is proceeding as planned. However, these visits are far fewer than is required of metal orthodontics. You receive your full set of aligners up front, moving up to the next in the series every two weeks on your own schedule. Fewer office visits, and fewer stresses on your already hectic schedule!
They Fit Comfortably
Each set is custom-made based on a series of detailed impressions we gather of your smile. We take these impressions using digital technology to ensure treatment with accuracy and precision. The aligners will fit comfortably and help you avoid the gum and cheek irritation often reported with other orthodontic options. If you have any questions, then contact our team today to learn more!
TRY INVISALIGN® IN 2020!
We can help you and your family enjoy better oral health by correcting your misalignment. To schedule your consultation and learn more about our cosmetic orthodontics, 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.