Braces must remain in place in your smile to effectively correct misalignment. But what if we have an option that can be removed before meals or for special occasions? With Invisalign®, we have clear aligners that can be taken out throughout the day. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist discusses our removable aligners.
Creating Your Invisalign® Aligners
Each set is custom-made for your smile in particular, which ensures not only a comfy fit, but also a balanced bite and treatment with precision and accuracy. To begin, we will need to examine your smile, a process that often involves the use of digital scanning technology. We assess the cause and extent of your misalignment. If we find you benefit from Invisalign®, the digital images we gathered will allow us to create a 3D digital model of your smile, one that can be used in a special lab setting to design and craft the aligner sets.
Treatment involves wearing a set for about 20 to 22 hours on average each day. After around two weeks, you upgrade to the next set in the series. Over time, this process shifts the teeth and offers a straighter smile in about a year for adults, or up to 18 months for teens. Not only are they clear and barely noticeable, but you can take them out before each meal. You don’t have to alter your diet to avoid chewy or hard foods, and you also have an easier time brushing and flossing your teeth too! As long as you wear them for the amount of time we recommend, you can also take them out for special occasions.
Long-Term Smile Benefits
Correcting your uneven smile could offer a host of benefits. For example, you could have a lowered risk of tooth decay and gum disease as there are no longer hiding spaces for particles to become trapped, and brushing and flossing properly is much easier. In addition, this corrects your bite balance and prevents strain on the jaw joints, limiting the risk of issues like TMJ disorder or even chronic teeth grinding (bruxism). You can also smile with confidence, and make a great first impression when meeting someone new.
If you have any questions about Invisalign®, or if you want to schedule a consultation to see if they’re right for you, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you and your loved ones enjoy an even smile again!
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT CLEAR ALIGNERS?
Our team is ready to help you maintain an even and beautiful smile. To learn more about our comfortable and removable clear braces, 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