Can I Take My Invisalign® Aligners Out?

fort worth removable alignersIf you have misalignment, then you need orthodontics to restore the beauty of your smile, and to improve overall health and function too. With Invisalign®, we offer treatment with clear plastic aligners instead of metal braces. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about the Invisalign® system and when you can take your aligners out.

Removable Orthodontics

With braces, you cannot remove your orthodontics. While treatment is effective, this could complicate how you eat and brush and floss your teeth. However, with Invisalign®, you wear a set of aligners for about 20 to 22 hours a day, but you can remove them before each meal. You don’t need to worry about certain food particles clinging to your braces or damaging them, so you don’t need to alter what you eat. Being removable also means when you brush and floss you don’t have to work around metal orthodontics, which makes daily care much easier, limiting the risk of complications like tooth decay, gum disease, or stained teeth.

Creating Your Braces

Each set of removable braces will be custom-made specifically for your smile. When we examine your teeth and assess the cause and extent of your misalignment, we will decide if clear aligners are right for you. If so, then we take a series of detailed digital images. The images will be combined to create a 3D computer model. In a special lab setting, these images and measurements allow experts to craft a series of aligners. You then undergo treatment, wearing a set for two weeks, 20 to 22 hours a day, before moving on to the next set in the series. For some, a straighter smile is possible in as little as a year! Others need up to 18 months. The exact time depends on the severity of your misalignment, and whether you wear your clear braces as instructed.

Benefits for Your Smile

When you correct your misalignment with Invisalign®, you have barely noticeable orthodontics that blend with the smile, and also fit comfortably. You enjoy a shorter treatment time on average, and have fewer visits to the office too. You also enjoy a healthier smile, with a reduced risk of oral health complications down the road. If you have any questions about how we correct smiles with a clear orthodontic system, then contact our team today to learn more.


We have cozy and removable options to correct your misalignment. To learn more about treating your uneven smile with a series of clear aligners, 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.