When you want to correct your uneven smiles and improve your oral health and beauty, you may assume braces are your only option. However, we can use Invisalign® to correct misalignment and help you enjoy good oral health. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about Invisalign®.
The Benefits of an Even Smile
Why should you consider correcting your uneven smile? Misalignment alters the beauty of your smile and could be a source of embarrassment. But correcting your smile is about more than just the appearance of your smile. After all, misalignment makes thorough brushing and flossing difficult, so food particles can remain hidden for bacteria to break down. This leads to tooth decay and gum disease. The changes to your bite balance from misalignment can strain the jaw joints, so you’re at a greater risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism. Addressing your smile’s alignment can improve overall oral health and function too.
Creating Your Custom Aligners
With Invisalign®, we don’t use metal brackets and wires at all. Instead, we will gradually and gently correct your smile using a series of clear aligners, made from a BPA-free plastic. To ensure a comfortable fit and treatment with precision, each set is custom-made for your smile. First, we will gather detailed digital images of your smile to create a 3D computer impression, which is used in a lab setting to design and craft the aligners. Each one is custom-made for you! You then wear a set for 20 to 22 hours a day, over the course of two weeks, before moving on to the next set in the series. This process will continue until you have an even smile!
The Advantages of Invisalign®
There are a number of advantages to seeking treatment with this system. For example, they’re completely clear when worn, and will fit comfortably. Your total treatment time is often shorter than with braces, taking as little as one year in some cases. In addition, you can remove them before meals and prior to brushing and flossing. You won’t have to change your diet and caring for your smile is much easier too. If you have any questions about treating your uneven smile with our clear and cozy Invisalign® aligners, then contact our team today. We look forward to seeing you!
Ready to Try Clear Plastic Aligners?
We’re ready to help you straighten smiles with a series of clear plastic aligners. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatments, 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 White Settlement, North Fort Worth, and all surrounding communities.