When you have crooked and crowded teeth, or ones that overlap one another, this has a negative impact on the beauty of your smile, and the health and function as well. To correct alignment concerns, we could opt for an invisible approach. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about invisible Invisalign® orthodontics.
The Invisalign® Process
How do we correct smiles with invisible orthodontics? With Invisalign®, a series of clear aligners will be crafted from a BPA-free plastic. Each set is custom-made and designed to address a portion of your treatment. A set is worn for about 20 to 22 hours a day over a period of two weeks. At which point you then upgrade to the next set in the series and the process continues. This gently shifts the position of your teeth and corrects misalignment over a period of about a year for most adults, or up to 18 months for teens or those with more severe misalignment.
To create your aligners, we will first take detailed images of your smile with a tiny digital camera at the end of a thin wand. We then combine these images to create a detailed 3D model of your smile, which we then use to design and craft the aligners with precision and accuracy. You will receive the full set and begin the treatment process, and we will check in periodically to make sure your smile is being corrected in the timeframe we discussed.
Benefits for Your Smile
Correcting misalignment has been shown to improve confidence levels and also lowers the risk of complications like tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and even bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). You can smile with pride and feel good when you see your picture on social media. The aligners are removable, so you don’t have to alter your diet or avoid certain foods, and being removable also means that brushing and flossing your teeth is a much simpler process as well. We will examine your smile to see if this is the best choice for your smile. If not, we could still offer a cosmetic approach using tooth-colored ceramic brackets as part of our braces.
If you have any questions about the Invisalign® system, then please contact our team today to learn more. We want to ensure you always smile with confidence!
Enjoy Straighter Smiles with Cosmetic Aligners
Our team is ready to help teens and adults alike receive invisible orthodontics. If you have any questions about our cosmetic orthodontics, 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.