If you have malocclusion, or dental misalignment, this could mean serious problems for your oral health. To avoid these problems, and also enjoy an attractive smile, you need orthodontic care. For an invisible approach, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist could offer Invisalign® clear aligners.
Taking the Invisible Approach
Braces are an effective means of correcting misalignment, but many of teen and adult patients prefer an option that is less visible, and won’t alter their smile’s appearance during the treatment process. With Invisalign®, we use a series of clear aligners to shift the teeth into optimal positions. They will be custom-made from a BPA-free plastic material, using digital impressions of the smile we gather with the iTero® system. The treatment process is a simple one. A set is worn for two weeks, 20 to 22 hours each day, and this at two weeks the next in the series is worn. This continues for the duration of the treatment. Adults usually see optimal results in about a year, while teens may need around 18 months.
One major benefit for our patients is the removable aspect. These are not affixed to your teeth, so you can take them out for meals. You no longer need to alter your diet to avoid hard or chewy foods. Being removable also means you have a much easier time brushing and flossing, as you don’t have to work around brackets and wires. As long as you wear your aligners for the amount of time our team recommends, you can also remove them for social occasions, such as a graduation or a first date. This added convenience helps make the day-to-day aspects of wearing aligners much easier.
Benefits for Oral Health
Correcting your alignment helps improve the beauty of your smile, and allows you to smile with confidence. But you also enjoy a healthier smile too! Even teeth mean a reduced risk of cavities and gum disease, and the balanced nature of corrected malocclusion lowers the risk of TMJ disorder, bruxism (teeth grinding), and other common complications. Whether you have minor or severe alignment issues, we would like to examine your teeth and create a treatment plan to help. Remember, we can offer care for all ages, starting age seven and up.
If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
Ready for Clear Smile Correction?
Our team wants you and your family to enjoy good oral health and even smiles. If you have any questions about treating malocclusion with a cosmetic approach, 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.