Just because your have an uneven smile, doesn’t mean metal braces are your only solution. In fact, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist is an Invisalign® certified provider, and can offer a series of clear and comfortable aligners to correct minor and advanced cases of misalignment. How do we craft these aligners, and what should you expect from the treatment process?
How Does Invisalign® Correct Smiles?
With this system, we don’t use metal brackets to correct the position of your teeth. Instead, we offer a series of clear aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. Over a period of a year to 18 months, these aligners will move your teeth into more optimal positions, correcting misalignment with orthodontics that are practically invisible!
Creating Them with Digital Technology
Each set is custom-made. We start by assessing the cause and extent of your misalignment. If we decide Invisalign® is the right choice, we will use iTero® digital imaging to take a series of images of your teeth, employing a digital camera at the end of a thin wand. We take a number of images quickly and comfortably, combining them to create a 3D model of your smile. Using this model, we then fabricate a series of clear braces custom-created for your smile. Each one fits comfortably, so you avoid the gum and cheek irritation often encountered with metal braces. This technology ensures we create your aligners with accuracy and precision!
The Treatment Process
A set is worn for about 20 to 22 hours a day, and you then move on to the next set in the series after about two weeks. Over a period of a year or so, they reposition your smile. You can remove them before you eat, so you don’t have to avoid certain foods or change your diet. In addition, you have a much easier time brushing and flossing your teeth when you can take out your orthodontics. We also have technology such as the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics system, which helps reduce the amount of time you need to wear your aligners by situating jawbone growth around the repositioned teeth. If you have any questions about correcting your poor alignment with a set of practically invisible braces, then contact our team today. We would love to schedule a consultation and find out if this is the right option for your smile!
Do You Have Questions About Invisible Braces?
We offer a clear and comfortable solution to misalignment with the Invisalign® system. By correcting misalignment, you not only obtain a more attractive smile, but you improve your overall oral health as well! To schedule a consultation and discuss clear braces technology, 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.