We don’t just rely on tooth-colored ceramic brackets to offer cosmetic smile correction. We also use Invisalign®, which employs a series of clear and cozy aligners to correct misalignment. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about how we straighten smiles with these cosmetic aligners.
The Invisalign® System
The Invisalign® system uses a series of aligners to shift the position of the teeth and correct misalignment. The patient will wear a set for about 20 to 22 hours a day over the source of about two weeks. At this point, they will upgrade to the next in the series. Each one is custom-fitted for a comfortable fit, and is made from a BPA-free and clear plastic material. When in place, they will barely be noticeable. The total treatment time varies, usually taking 18 months for teens and about a year for adults, but this also depends on the severity of your misalignment and whether you wear the aligners as the orthodontist will prescribe.
Creating Clear Braces
To custom-make and fit each one for your smile, we first take detailed images with the iTero® digital scanning system. Using a tiny camera at the end of a thin wand, we take a series of images from several angles in your smile. We combine these images to create a 3D model of your smile, one that allows us to design and fabricate your new orthodontics with precision and accuracy. The same technology is also used to design our tooth-colored brackets for those with braces, or to create the appliances we treat TMJ disorder with.
Removable Cosmetic Braces
Another major benefit of this system is the fact that they’re removable. You can take them out before meals, so you don’t have to change your diet or worry about food becoming trapped in your orthodontics. Being removable also means brushing and flossing is much easier, so you can maintain better oral health during your treatment. As long as you wear them as prescribed, you can also take them out for special occasions, such as first dates or a graduation. If you would like to try Invisalign® for yourself, then let us know! You can put your remaining 2021 dental insurance benefits to use and start your journey toward an even and healthy smile! If you have any questions about our treatment options, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC ALIGNERS?
Our team wants to help teens and adults enjoy a cosmetic approach to treating misalignment. To learn more about how we help address uneven smiles with clear plastic aligners, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Haslet, Azle, and all surrounding communities.