When you have an uneven smile, we could provide a treatment option that isn’t very visible. With the Invisalign® system, we employ a series of clear and cozy aligners to shift the teeth into optimal positions and improve overall alignment. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about our custom cosmetic orthodontics.
The Benefits of Straighter Teeth
Why should you consider treating your uneven teeth? Straighter teeth are not only more attractive, but they’re easier to brush and floss too. Being able to care for them more easily helps control the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, an even smile is less likely to develop TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) as the jaw joints are not under excess strain. To improve your oral health and enjoy a more attractive smile, talk to our team about your malocclusion.
Creating Custom Aligners
First, we need to assess the cause and extent of your misalignment. We do so by obtaining clear and detailed digital images of your smile. If we decide Invisalign® is the right choice for you, then our team will next use iTero® digital imaging to gather images from multiple angles of your smile, which we combine to create a 3D computer impression. This detailed impression allows us to design and craft a series of aligners with precision and accuracy. When they’re ready, you can start the treatment process.
Proceeding With Treatment
A set of aligners will be worn for about two weeks, for 20 to 22 hours a day on average. After two weeks, you then move on to the next set in the series. This process will continue for about a year for adults, or up to 18 months for teens, and gradually and gently reposition the teeth into proper positions. You can remove them before meals so you don’t have to alter your diet or avoid certain foods, and being removable also makes brushing and flossing much simpler too. You enjoy better oral health during treatment, and can avoid worries about how orthodontics changes your appearance during the treatment process.
If you have any questions about how we create Invisalign® aligners or about the overall treatment process, then contact our team today. We would love to help you and your family enjoy straighter and healthier smiles!
Ready for Clear Braces with Invisalign®?
Our team is ready to help you straighten your smile, often in as little as one year. If you have any questions about our custom and cosmetic orthodontic options, 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.