We know there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatments that involve braces, clear aligners, or TMJ appliances. Which is why your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist always takes steps to craft customized appliances and orthodontics. To ensure a perfect fit and an enjoyable treatment process, we often employ the iTero® digital scanning system.
The Need for a Custom Fit
We want to help correct misalignment, as an even smile not only improves the beauty of your smile, but the health as well. In fact, addressing misalignment helps reduce the risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease, and even jaw joint disorders like TMD or bruxism (teeth grinding). Being custom-made means we shift the teeth with comfort and help reduce the amount of time treatment could take in some cases. Every smile is different, and your braces or aligners should be created specifically to your smile.
A Digital Advantage
To ensure optimal fit, we start by taking detailed digital images of your teeth, gums, and oral structures. We take these images with a tiny camera at the end of a thin wand, so the process is quick and convenient. We then combine these images to create a 3D model. We don’t need to use powdered molds, and instead craft your orthodontics with greater precision and accuracy. We may use them to craft ceramic brackets, which are tooth-colored and limit the visibly of your braces. We also design and create a series of clear aligners for patients undergoing treatment with the Invisalign® system.
What About TMJ Disorder?
Along with addressing misalignment, we also correct issues like TMJ disorder. With TMJ disorder, the jaw joints undergo excessive stress, which impacts your bite’s balance and could lead to trouble opening and closing your mouth, as well as a higher risk of teeth grinding. However, with a custom appliance created using the iTero® system, we can correct the balance of the bite and ease train on the joints, protecting your smile from discomfort and worsening symptoms. If you have any questions about how we address issues like TMD or about how we correct misalignment, then contact our team today. We can offer a consultation to see which treatment option works best for you, and start you on the road toward an even and healthy smile. We offer treatment for children as young as age seven, and teens and adults too.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR TECHNOLOGY?
Our team is ready to help you obtain a straighter smile, and ensure the process is comfortable using custom options created with digital scanning technology. To learn more about our approach to designing and creating an appliance, 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.