With Invisalign®, we forgo metal brackets and wires to correct misalignment, and instead offer teens and adults in Fort Worth, TX, access to clear and comfortable aligners. But how do we create them? What ensures they not only fit comfortably, but provide treatment with precision and accuracy? Let’s talk about how we design and fabricate these aligners.
The iTero® Digital System
To ensure a proper fit, we’re not going to use old school impression. No biting down on a mold filled with a gross, sticky material. Not only are they less than accurate, but patients would often need to redo them over and over to obtain a proper impression. Instead, we will use digital technology. A small digital camera at the end of a thin wand is used to gather a series of images quickly and conveniently. We combine these images to create a 3D model of your smile. The model enables our team to then design and craft your aligners with optimal accuracy.
Using Your Invisible Braces
After we design and craft your aligners, you begin treatment by wearing a set for 20 to 22 hours every day over a period of about two weeks. After this point, you upgrade to the next set in the series. As you move from aligner to aligner, your smile is gradually and gently corrected. You enjoy better alignment and improved overall health as well, reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, TMJ disease and bruxism, and other complications related to misalignment.
The Treatment Process
The total treatment process will vary, but if you wear them as prescribed this usually takes about a year for adults or up to 18 months for teens. You of course can remove them before you eat or prior to brushing and flossing, which reduce complications in your day-to-day life, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and helping reduce the risk of teeth stains, cavities, and gum disease as your smile is corrected. If you have any questions about treating poor alignment with our Invisalign® system, then contact our team today. We can offer a consultation to see if this is the right choice for you and if so, we can help you enjoy better oral health and a stunning new smile in 2020. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns!
Do You Have Questions About Our Clear Braces?
We can help you enjoy a more even and esthetically-pleasing smile with an array of clear and custom-made orthodontic aligners. To schedule your consultation and learn more about invisible 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.