Invisalign is a revolutionary new type of orthodontic treatment that allows your dentist to reposition your teeth without metal braces. Advances in computer technology have given us Invisalign, a truly modern way to make computer-precise controlled movements of the teeth, over time, until Invisalign moves your teeth exactly where you’d wanted them to be. Invisalign replaces the discomfort of old, metallic wire braces.
How is this done?
A series of custom-made, computer-designed, clear aligners are made for the patient. The series of aligners is designed to gradually move the teeth in specific pathways toward your final result. Each aligner carries you to the starting point of the next aligner.
You simply have to wear them. To get the best results, please wear them all day and all night, removing them only when you clean your teeth or eat. Every two weeks, you are given your next set of Invisalign aligners, which will move the teeth precisely to the beginning of the next aligner position in the treatment plan, until treatment is complete and you have your beautiful smile. Your dentist will monitor your progress every six to eight weeks and will make small adjustments as necessary. Most Invisalign cases take a year or less to reach completion.
Advantages over Metallic Braces
• Invisalign aligners are very discreet. The clear trays are nearly invisible, so most people won’t even know you’re wearing them!
• The Invisalign aligner trays are removable so you can easily take them out to eat, unlike with metal braces.
• The Invisalign aligner trays are comfortable and do not irritate your gums.
Crooked teeth are not only an aesthetic issue, but can make teeth harder to floss and keep cleaning, increasing one’s risk of gum disease and other oral health issues. Call Fort Worth Dental today to learn more about Invisalign!