Have you ever heard of the Invisalign® system? This is an orthodontic system that is designed to address misalignment while staying practically invisible. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist is talking about how we correct smiles with this system, and what benefits Invisalign® can offer our patients.
The Reasons to Consider Treatment
You should consider treatment if you have uneven teeth. Crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth could cause serious trouble for your smile, leading to everything from increased risks of tooth decay and gum disease, to painful complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). Treatment also helps improve the overall beauty of your smile too! We suggest calling to set up an exam and consultation. We will use advanced digital imaging systems to identify the cause of your misalignment and assess the severity. From there, we can choose the most appropriate treatment options. For some, this could include the Invisalign® system.
The Invisalign® System
How does Invisalign® correct misalignment? Well, we don’t need to employ metal brackets or wires. Instead, we create a series of plastic aligners, which fit comfortably over the teeth. A set is worn for about 20 to 22 hours a day, over the course of two weeks. You then move on to the next set in the series, as your teeth are carefully and gently repositioned. This could take a year for adults, or about 18 months for teens, but the exact time depends on the extent of your misalignment, and whether you wore your aligners as recommended. They’re easy to clean and care for, and you can even remove them before you eat, so there is no worries about food being stuck in your orthodontics. Being removable also makes brushing and flossing much easier during treatment too.
Creating Removable Braces
To custom-make them, we begin by using the iTero® system. A tiny digital camera at the end of a thin wand is used to take detailed pictures of the smile from multiple angles. We then combine them to create a 3D computer impression. This is then used in a dental lab to design and craft the finished product. Being custom-made ensures treatment with precision and accuracy. If you have any questions about how we correct uneven smiles with the Invisalign® system, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Clear Aligners®?
We’re here to help treat your misalignment with a cosmetic and cozy approach. If you have any questions about our clear and comfortable plastic aligners, 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 Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.