Invisalign® is a great way to help correct misalignment for teens and adults alike. Unlike braces, this offers a nearly invisible solution to poor alignment. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about when top start the Invisalign® process, and how this corrects malocclusion with a barely noticeable approach.
The Reasons to Seek Treatment
Why should you treat your misalignment? Well, poor alignment can have an impact on your appearance and may even make you feel self-conscious. But beyond that, poor alignment has been shown to have negative impacts on oral health and function too. For example, misalignment provides places for food particles to become trapped, so even if you brush and floss, the risk of tooth decay and gum disease could increase. For others, malocclusion could mean imbalanced bites and jaw joint strain, two factors behind painful disorders like TMD or bruxism (teeth grinding). Seeking treatment improves the health, beauty, and even the overall function of your smile.
Starting The Process
To get started, simply give us a call to schedule an initial consultation. We will discuss your smile goals and carefully examine your smile with digital imaging systems. This process helps us understand the factors behind your misalignment and the current severity. From there, we can decide if Invisalign® is right for you. If so, then we will start designing and crafting your new orthodontics.
Each set will be custom-made for your smile, fitting comfortable over the teeth and offering smile improvement with precision and accuracy. We craft them based on digital impressions we take with technology like iTero®. Then in a dental lab, experts will design and fabricate the finished products. Treatment starts with you wearing a set for 20 to 22 hours a day on average, for about two weeks. After two weeks, you move on to the next set in the series and the process continues. Typically, adults need about a year for treatment, while tens need around 18 months. This means clear smile correction in a shorter time frame than braces with fewer office visits too. The aligners can also be removed before meals or prior to brushing and flossing, making your daily life simple during the treatment process.
If you have any questions about how we treat poor alignment with Invisalign®, then contact our team today to learn more.
DO YOU NEED COSMETIC ALIGNERS?
Our team wants to help you enjoy better oral health with an even smile. If you have any questions about our clear and comfortable 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 Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.