When you have misalignment, we will examine your smile to see which treatment is best for you. For many, this could involve the Invisalign® system, which shifts teeth with clear aligners. To create these custom and clear aligners, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist could employ 3D imaging technology.
The iTero® Process
How do we create these custom orthodontics? We use the iTero® system! We will first use a tiny digital camera at the end of a thin wand to gather detailed images of your teeth from multiple angles. We then combine the images to create a detailed 3D computer model. This offers results with better accuracy and precision than a physical impression. Plus, you don’t have to bite down on molds filled with icky materials! In a dental lab, the model is then used to design and craft the clear aligners from a BPA-free plastic material, so each one is made for your smile specifically.
Wearing Your Aligners
Once we create your aligners with 3D imaging technology, you can begin the treatment process. This involves wearing a set for about two weeks at a time, for 20 to 22 hours per day. After two weeks, you upgrade to the next set in the series and this process continues for about a year for adults and 18 months for teens. The exact time of course will depend on a number of factors, including the extent of your misalignment.
The Benefits of Invisalign®
The aligners will be clear in appearance, so your orthodontics are barely noticeable. In addition, they will fit comfortably and help you avoid gum and cheek irritation. They can also be removed, so you can take them out before meals to avoid making changes to your diet or avoiding certain foods. This removable aspect also means brushing and flossing your teeth during treatment is much easier as well. The overall treatment time is much shorter than with braces, and you require fewer visits to our office as well. Overall, this saves you time and money, and helps you enjoy obtaining a straighter smile without major changes to your smile.
If you have any questions about how we correct misalignment with the Invisalign® system, or about any of our other cosmetic orthodontics, then contact our team today to learn more.
Ready to Straighten Your Smile?
Our team wants to help you enjoy even and healthier smiles with clear aligners, so you don’t feel anxious about the treatment process. If you have any questions about correcting 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 Springtown, Rome, and all surrounding communities.