Do you have an uneven smile, but have always hesitated to seek treatment with metal braces? Then you may want to try Invisalign aligners. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist discusses this treatment option, and how it can help teens and adults can enjoy clear smile correction.
The Benefits of Correcting Your Smile
When you have misalignment, this could mean your teeth crowd or overlap one another, or simply have a crooked position. This not only impacts the beauty of your smile, but could increase the risk of serious oral health issues. For example, the risk of tooth decay and gum disease is much higher, as food particles could become trapped beyond the reach of your toothbrush and floss. Uneven teeth also mean an imbalanced bite, which leads to TMJ disorder or even bruxism (teeth grinding) for many people. An even smile looks great, and also helps protect the health and function of your smile.
Invisalign is a unique system that is available for teens and adults. Essentially, your smile is gently corrected using a series of clear aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. Each set is custom-made based on the digital images we gather using the iTero wand. The images are combined to create a 3D computer impression, which is then used in a dental lab to design and craft these aligners. Each one is custom-made for your smile, fitting comfortably and shifting the teeth with precision. Being clear means they’re less visible too! Simply wear a set for 20 to 22 hours a day, over the course of two weeks. Then upgrade to the next set and continue this process until you obtain optimal results!
Compared to braces they offer results in a shorter time frame. Adults could see straighter smiles in one year, teens in as little as 18 months. They require fewer office visits, which save you time and money. Of course, they’re clear in appearance and fit comfortably too. Being removable is another major benefit. You don’t have to avoid certain foods anymore as you simply remove them before each meal. You also have an easier time brushing and flossing, as you remove your orthodontics instead of trying to work around them. If you have any questions about the Invisalign system, whether for you or a member of your family, then contact our team today.
Ready to Try Clear Aligners?
We would like to help you correct your uneven smile with Invisalign. If you have any questions about our cosmetic orthodontics, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, 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.