If you’re image conscious, you may want straighter teeth, but find yourself unwilling to try metal orthodontics. To help those with these concerns in the Fort Worth, TX, community, our team may create a series of clear and comfortable aligners made from a nearly-invisible acrylic. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how we design and craft these unique cosmetic orthodontics!
How Do Clear Aligners Fix Poor Alignment?
The system doesn’t need to move teeth using metal brackets and wires at all. Instead, patients wear a series of clear aligners that fit over the teeth. They wear them for about 10 to 22 hours a day, and then move on to the next in the series about once every two weeks. This process moves the teeth into different positions and corrects misalignment. These orthodontics don’t irritate the cheeks and gums, and will be practically invisible when worn, offering a route to a straighter smile that doesn’t cause major changes to your appearance during the treatment process.
Creating Orthodontics With Digital Technology
To ensure optimal treatment with precision and accuracy, we custom-make each set in the series. With the iTero® digital scanning system, we start by taking a series of pictures with a digital camera at the end of a thin wand. We then combine these images to create a 3D model, offering a detailed impression so we can design your aligners and plan your treatment process.
Wearing Your Clear Braces
You need to wear them daily for the amount of time the dentist recommends, which as we touched on above, is usually between 20 and 22 hours. However, they can still be removed occasionally! For example, you can take them out before you eat, so you don’t need to alter your diet or avoid certain foods. Being removable also means you can take them out prior to brushing and flossing your teeth each day, so you have a much easier time caring for your smile during treatment periods. As long as you wear them as prescribed, you can also take them out for special occasions as well! If you have any questions about the process of correcting smiles with barely visible orthodontics, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT INVISIBLE ORTHODONTICS?
Our team wants to help you obtain a stunning new smile without enduring major changes to your smile in the process. To accomplish this, we offer Invisalign® for our teen and adult patients. To learn more about treating minor and more advanced cases of misalignment, 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.