Is My Smile Ready For Invisalign®?

fort worth invisalign qualificationsWhen you have an uneven smile, or if your teen does, you may wonder if Invisalign® is right for you. Who qualifies for treatment with these clear and cosmetic aligners? In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about the qualifications for Invisalign®, and the benefits of these custom aligners.

The Invisalign® Process

How does Invisalign® correct smiles, and what makes this preferable for so many people? Well, this system doesn’t use metal brackets and wires at all. Instead, we take detailed digital images of the smile with iTero®, and use them to custom-design a series of clear aligners. Made from a BPA-free plastic, these fit comfortably and each set will gently shift the teeth as your smile is corrected over a period of about a year. This could help teens and adults alike obtain an even smile with a nearly invisible treatment option!

Qualifying for Treatment

We suggest these for teens and adults, as all permanent teeth must be in and the jaw should be reaching the end of its growth and development. We also look at the severity of misalignment. If you have severe malocclusion, then braces may be the best option. If this is the case then don’t worry, we can use ceramic brackets to provide a more cosmetic option. A detailed exam and consultation will let us know which option is right for you. If we choose Invisalign®, then we will take a series of images from multiple angles of your smile, all while using a tiny digital camera at the end of a thin wand. We then custom-make your aligners and you start our journey toward an even smile!

Benefits for Teens and Adults

For our patients, this system offers a nearly invisible treatment option, as the clear aligners will be practically invisible when worn. They will also fit comfortably and help you avoid any cheek and gum irritation. You can take them out before you eat so you don’t have to avoid certain foods, and being removable also means brushing and flossing is much easier as well. Finally, this could correct your smile in a much shorter time frame, with optimal results available in as little as one year.

If you have any questions about Invisalign® or any of our other treatment options, then contact our team today to learn more.


Our team wants to help teens and adults maintain a straighter smile with a cosmetic approach. If you have any questions about fixing an uneven smile, 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 Springtown, Rome, and all surrounding communities.