The Invisalign® process means we don’t use metal braces to correct your teeth. In addition to offering a nearly invisible appearance, they also provide optimal results in a shorter time frame than traditional orthodontic systems. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist explains how we can help people enjoy straighter teeth in as little as one year.
The Invisalign® Process
How do we correct smiles with the Invisalign® system? First, we will examine your smile to carefully assess the cause and extent of your misalignment, deciding if clear aligners are the best choice for you. If so, then we next take detailed digital images, which we combine to create a 3D model of the smile. Instead of physical impressions, we use these digital ones to design and craft the aligners with great precision and accuracy. Each set is created in a lab, and when ready, you start treatment. You will wear a set for about 20 to 22 hours, depending on the recommendations of your orthodontist, for about two weeks. Then you move on to the next set in the series. Throughout the process, your teeth will be gradually and gently be repositioned in your smile.
A New Smile in a Year
The amount of time the process takes will depend on a number of factors, from the severity of your misalignment to whether you wore them as prescribed. However, on average, adults see optimal results in as little as a year, compared to braces, which usually need up to ten years. Teens, who have smiles still growing and developing, may need to wear them for up to 18 months. To help reduce the treatment time, wed could also suggest the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics system. A small device is worn in the mouth for about five minutes a day, and uses gentle vibrations encourage the growth of jawbone tissue around the new positions of the teeth. Over time, this shortens how long you need aligners. Then device is easy to use, clean, and store.
Other Benefits of Your Smile
Along with a shorter treatment time, the use of Invisalign® could also help by providing a clear and barely noticeable route to a straighter smile, and so fitting comfortably, helping you avoid the gum and cheek irritation common with metal braces. You also need to see us less frequently, saving your time and money. If you have any questions, give our team a call today!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC ORTHODONTICS?
Our team wants to help you enjoy optimal oral health and a stunning new smile. To learn about how our team improves the beauty of your smile, 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.