When you have misalignment, you may assume a straighter smile is only possible with metal braces. But for many teens and adults, our team can offer relief with a series of clear aligners! In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about how we treat misalignment with a series of Invisalign® aligners.
The Causes (and Dangers) of Dental Malocclusion
How do we end up with misalignment? Malocclusion could be the result of complications with the growth of the jaw and the eruption of the teeth, or due to thumb sucking in childhood. Losing teeth at any age could lead to the sonnet of misalignment as well. Without treatment, misalignment could make brushing and flossing thoroughly difficult, so your smile is more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. The imbalance due to malocclusion could lead to TMJ disorder and bruxism, jaw joint disorders that could cause uncomfortable symptoms and even damage teeth.
Is Invisalign® Right for You?
If you’re tired of dental malocclusion and want to make a difference, then contact our team today. We will examine your smile and assess the cause and extent of your misalignment. From there, we can choose the most appropriate treatment option to correct your uneven teeth. For many teens and adults, we could offer a practically invisible option with the Invisalign® system. No need for metal brackets or wires at all, instead we can employ a series of clear and comfortable plastic aligners. Each is custom-made for your smile based on detailed digital images and impressions, created with the iTero® system.
Treatment with Clear Aligners
The treatment process is simple. You will wear a set of aligners for about 20 to 22 hours each day, depending on the orthodontist’s recommendation. These will general and carefully reposition the teeth, guiding them into proper position., After two weeks, you will begin wearing the next set in the series. This process continues for about a year for adults, or up to 18 months for teens, providing a straighter and healthier smile. They can also be easily removed before meals, or before you brush and floss, so it’s easy to enjoy your favorite foods and keep your smile healthy too.
If you have any questions about the Invisalign® system, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation, then contact our team today to learn more.
DO YOU NEED CLEAR ORTHODONTIC CARE?
We have a clear and almost invisible solution to uneven smiles. If you have any questions about addressing an uneven smile with 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 White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, and all surrounding communities.