When you have crooked or crowded teeth, or if they overlap one another, this could impact esthetics, and also your overall oral health. To offer a cosmetic approach, we could straighten your smile with a set of clear aligners. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about the Invisalign system.
The Benefits of Straighter Teeth
Misalignment could allow food particles to become trapped between teeth, and remain beyond the reach of a toothbrush or floss. This increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as well as bad breath and stained teeth. Uneven teeth also place pressure on your jaw joints, and could upset bite balance. The result is an increased risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), which causes worsening discomfort and complications. But with an even smile, brushing and flossing is easier, your smile is healthier, and you can smile with confidence!
Creating Our Clear Aligners
A straighter smile begins with a visit to our office for an exam with digital scanning technology, so we can understand the cause and extent of your misalignment. We then decide which course of treatment is best for you. If we choose Invisalign, then our team will use the images and measurements we’ve gathered to design and create a series of aligners from a clear and BPA-free plastic material. The aligners will be custom-fitted, so they fit comfortably and offer treatment with precision and accuracy.
The Invisalign Treatment
Once your aligners are ready, you will begin wearing the first of them, for about 20 to 23 hours a day. After around two weeks, you will move on to the next set in the series. This process then continues for about a year to 18 months, helping teens and adults alike enjoy straighter smiles and better oral health. In addition to being clear, they can also be removed before you eat. You no longer worry about food becoming trapped in your orthodontics or damaging them, as you simply take them out before you eat. In addition, this means brushing and flossing is much easier too, as you don’t have to navigate around metal brackets and wires. This lowers the risk of complications like tooth decay for gum disease. If you have any questions about starting Invisalign treatment, then contact our team today to learn more.
Ready for Invisalign Treatment?
Why not make 2022 the year you finally straighten your teeth with clear, plastic aligners? If you have any questions, 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.