Just because you have uneven teeth, doesn’t mean metal braces are your only route to an even and healthy smile. In fact, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist has helped teens and adults alike enjoy straighter teeth with a series of clear aligners. In today’s blog, we’re discussing how the Invisalign® aligners offer a cosmetic approach to smile correction.
The Invisalign® Treatment Process
How does Invisalign® correct your crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth? Simply put, we create a series of aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. They are worn daily, and help reposition the teeth and guide them into optimal placement. Over time, this corrects misalignment and improves your overall oral health. They will be nearly invisible when worn, and easily removable as well. We often recommend this treatment option for teens and adults. Since they’re removable, you don’t have to avoid certain foods, and brushing and flossing your teeth is much easier, as you don’t need to work around your orthodontics.
Creating Your Custom Aligners
To ensure option treatment with precision and accuracy, and a comfortable fit, each set will be custom-made for your smile. To begin, we will employ the iTero® digital scanning system to take detailed images and measurements of your smile. We use them to help in the design and fabrication process. When your aligners are ready, each set is worn for between 20 and 23 hours per day. After two weeks, patients move on to the next set in the series. For adults, the process takes about a year to complete, and teens may need up to 18 months to see optimal results.
The Long-Term Benefits
When you have even teeth, brushing and flossing is much easier, so you better control plaque buildup and limit the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. An even smile also ensures proper bite balance and relieves pressure on your jaw joints, so you have a lowered risk of developing issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). You also have a beautiful smile that you’ll feel proud to show off when you smile. If you have any questions about the Invisalign® system, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to see if they’re right for you, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC ALIGNERS?
Our team knows that uneven teeth could lead to issues with the beauty and health of your smile, which is why we offer orthodontic services for children, teens, and adults. To learn more about our custom cosmetic aligners, or any of our other cosmetic treatment options, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, and all surrounding communities.