If you have crooked teeth, or a smile with teeth that crowd or overlap one another, then you need treatment to enjoy a more even smile. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about how we can offer a cosmetic approach to treatment, with the clear and comfortable Invisalign® system!
The Potential Risks of Uneven Smiles
When we have misalignment, this means that our teeth are uneven. This could provide places for food particles to become trapped. Even brushing and flossing could fail to reach and remove them, leaving these particles for bacteria to break down. This then causes plaque buildup, a rise in oral acidity, and a greater risk of cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. In addition, misalignment could upset bite balance and increase the likelihood of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) in the future. Finally, you could feel embarrassed about your appearance, which impacts your interactions in social situations and your overall quality of life.
Clear Smile Correction
We want to help correct your smiles, and we don’t want your concerns about metal braces to stand between you and treatment. Which is why we’re proud to offer the Invisalign® system! There are no metal brackets or wires at all. Instead, you wear a set of plastic aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, over a period of two weeks. You then move on to the next set in the series, continuing this process for about a year to straighten your smile. These are not only practically invisible, but they can be removed to prevent complications with eating or trouble brushing and flossing. We can help teens and adults alike, and could also use the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics system to reduce overall treatment times.
Designing Your Custom Aligners
The key to the success of these aligners is due to their custom nature. Each set in the series of custom-made and fitted for your smile. We start by taking detailed digital images and measurements of your smile with the iTero® system. We then combine these images to create a 3D computer impression, one that allows the aligners to be designed and crafted in a lab setting. Your treatment will be tailored to your smile, offering improvement with precision and a comfortable fit as well.
If you have any questions about Invisalign® then contact our team today to learn more.
Ready for Invisalign®?
We would like to help correct your uneven smile with a series of clear and comfortable orthodontic aligners. If you have any questions addressing uneven smiles, or if you would like to schedule an appointment soon, 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.