When you have uneven smiles, our team can offer a solution with a cosmetic treatment option, one that is nearly invisible when worn. We’re talking of course about the Invisalign® system. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about how we treat uneven smiles for teens and adults with Invisalign®.
A Cosmetic Approach
Invisalign® doesn’t require the same metal materials that braces do, which means treatment free of brackets and wires. As a result, your orthodontics are nearly invisible when being worn. This makes clear aligners a preferred choice for image conscious teens and adults worried about their professional appearance. To see if you qualify, our team will thoroughly examine your smile with advanced imaging technology to address the cause and extent of your misalignment. If you’re a candidate, then we will move forward with creating your custom aligners.
Creating Custom Aligners
Each set you wear is custom-made for your smile, ensuring a comfortable fit and proper treatment with precision and accuracy. To begin, our team will use the iTero® system to gather images of your smile from multiple angles, capturing these images comfortably and quickly with a tiny digital camera at the end of a thin wand. We then combine them to create a 3D impression of your smile, a digital one far more accurate than traditional physical impressions. In a special lab, experts will employ the images to design and create a series of clear plastic aligners, which fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth.
Treatment with Invisalign®
A set is worn for between 20 and 22 hours a day, for a period of about two weeks. After two weeks, you will begin wearing the next set in the series and will continue this process for about a year for most adults, or up to 18 months for teens. The exact time will depend on the cause and extent of your misalignment. During treatment, you will remove these aligners to clear and soak them, and to also make eating easier and to ensure a simpler time brushing and flossing. As long as you wear them the amount of time we recommend, you can also take them out for special occasions, such as first dates, job interviews, or graduation.
If you have any questions about clear aligners, then contact our team today to learn more.
Ready for a Straighter Smile?
We would love to help you start your journey to an even smile with clear braces. If you have any questions about our 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 White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, and all surrounding communities.