When people talk about correcting misalignment with Invisalign®, they often focus on the esthetic benefits. After all, these clear aligners are nearly invisible when worn. But what about office visits? Compared to metal braces, these require fewer visits! What other benefits do these require? When should you see your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist to talk about them?
The Invisalign® System
With the Invisalign® system, your orthodontist doesn’t need to affix metal brackets to your teeth and connect them with an arch wire to reposition teeth. Instead, we use digital technology to take a series of clear images quickly and conveniently. We combine them into a 3D model of your smile, using this model to design a series of aligners.
At home, you will wear a set of aligners for between 20 and 22 hours per day. After about two weeks, if you wore them as prescribed, you can move onto the next in the series. Over time, this gradually and gently repositions your teeth and corrects the alignment of your smile.
Fewer Appointments and Other Benefits
This system requires fewer office visits, which means you don’t have to find time in your hectic schedule to stop in as much, saving you both time and money. The system also costs about the same as braces, while still offering a host of additional benefits. For example, you can remove them before you sit down to eat so no need to avoid certain foods or change your diet. Being removable also makes the process of brushing and flossing much easier too, safeguarding your oral health during treatment. They fit comfortably and don’t cause the gum and cheek irritation often reported with metal braces. Finally, their clear appearance means they will be barely noticeable when worn!
The Long-Term Oral Health Benefits
By correcting your misalignment, you remove places for food particles to become trapped. This means depriving harmful bacteria of a meal, and lowering the risk of cavities and gum disease. This risk is lowered further since even teeth are easier to brush and floss. You also avoid stress on your jaw joints or bite imbalance by correcting misalignment, which lowers the risks of TMJ disorder and bruxism, two jaw joint disorders linked to serious oral health complications. If you have any questions about the Invisalign® system, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to address your inquiries and concerns!
Do You Want a Straighter Smile?
Our team is ready to help patients in our community enjoy better oral health with solutions for misalignment. To schedule a consultation and learn more, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.