Metal braces are not removable, as they depend on arch wires connected to brackets affixed to the teeth to correct misalignment. However, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist offers a system that corrects uneven teeth and improves smile beauty, and is temporarily removable too! In today’s blog, we look at the benefits of removable Invisalign® aligners.
The Invisalign® Clear Aligner System
We don’t need brackets, bands, or wires at all! Instead, a patient wears an aligner that fits like a small, thin mouthguard. The appliance that covers the teeth is completely clear in appearance, which limits visibility and makes them a preferred choice for our teen and adult patients. The aligners will be created using advanced iTero® digital scanning technology, so they fit comfortably. A set is worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, and a new set is used every two weeks. Over the course of a year to 18 months, this repositions the teeth to correct misalignment and improve the overall health and beauty of your smile.
Removable for Meals and Special Occasions
First, you can remove them prior to meals. Which means you no longer need to worry about food becoming trapped in the orthodontics and increasing the risk of issues like tooth decay or teeth stains. You can continue to enjoy your favorite foods! Taking them out prior to brushing and flossing is also beneficial, as this allows you a much easier time brushing and flossing your teeth than you would have with metal braces. You lower your risk of cavities, gum disease, and teeth stains during treatment. Finally, as long as you wear them as the dentist prescribes, you can remove them for special occasions, such as graduations, job interviews, or dates.
Keeping Your Smile Healthy
Most people tend to think of orthodontic treatment as primarily an esthetic concern. Yes, fixing uneven teeth improves smile beauty, and the aligners ensure your braces are barely visible, but addressing your poor alignment improves oral health as well. Correcting crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth lowers the risk of tooth decay and gum disease since thorough brushing and flossing is easier. Treatment also eases bite imbalance and pressure on the jaw joints, lowering the risk of issues of like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). If you have any questions about the benefits of using clear, removable aligners, or if you would like to try the Invisalign® system, then please contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC ORTHODONTICS?
With clear and comfortable aligners, our team can improve smile beauty and health. To learn more about cosmetic orthodontics, 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.