In our previous blog, we looked at how ceramic brackets could offer a more cosmetic approach to braces. But did you know we also have a treatment option that is nearly invisible? In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about the benefits of the Invisalign® system, and how this offers clear smile correction.
We don’t have to use metal brackets and wires to correct your uneven smile. Instead, for qualifying teens and adults we could use a series of clear aligners, which fit comfortably over your teeth, which each set gradually correcting your uneven smile. Each one is custom-made for your smile, crafted based on the detailed digital images and impressions we take of your smile with the iTero® scanning system. They will be nearly invisible when worn, and can provide options results in a shorter time frame than braces. A simple consultation with our team will let us know if you can benefit from this system.
Correcting Uneven Teeth
When your aligners are ready, you will wear a set for the amount of time the orthodontist recommends, which is usually between 20 and 23 hours per day. They can be removed before meals, so you don’t have to later your diet. Being removable also makes daily care much simpler, as you don’t work around brackets and wires when you brush and floss. After about two weeks, you will continue treatment with the next set in the series. For adults, optimal results could take as little as one year. Teens could require about 18 months. This system also means fewer office visits too!
Benefits for Your Oral Health
When you correct your smile, you limit the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as you can easily brush and floss. A balanced bite also means a lower risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). You will be able to smile with confidence, and also enjoy better oral health too. For some patients, we could cause discuss Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics, which can cut the treatment time down, often by as much as 50%.
If you have any questions about treating misalignment with a series of clear aligners, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re ready to transform your smile and offer optimal results and better oral health.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CLEAR ALIGNER TECHNOLOGY?
Invisalign® offers a nearly invisible solution to dental malocclusion. If you have any questions about our clear and custom 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 White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, and all surrounding communities.