Skip Traditional Braces with Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Along with the numerous issues that could affect your smile and dental health, malocclusion (the state of crooked teeth) is one of the most common. While crooked teeth are ideally corrected in childhood, before the condition can become severe, adults can also experience malocclusion, even if they’ve worn braces before. Fortunately, many adults and older teens can still enjoy straighter, more beautiful smiles without having to endure conventional braces. By choosing Invisalign® adult braces, you can discreetly correct misaligned teeth using a series of nearly-invisible acrylic aligners.
Questions About Invisalign® Clear Braces
What are clear aligners?
Invisalign’s aligners are thin, clear trays made from advanced acrylic that fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth. The aligners are similar to a mouth guard, but thinner and more comfortable, and are designed to gradually nudge crooked teeth into straighter, more desirable positions. The entire treatment may consist of multiple aligners, which you will change every couple of weeks until your teeth have reached their optimal alignment.
How does Invisalign® straighten teeth?
While conventional braces use brackets and wires to gently move your teeth, Invisalign® relies on a different approach, using the unique, doctor-prescribed design of its aligners to guide teeth through their paths of movement. Every time you change your aligners, the new ones will continue this path of movement, making your orthodontic treatment more comfortable and convenient.
How often can I remove my aligners?
Given the nature of Invisalign® treatment, you will have to remove your aligners at least once every couple of weeks to change them. However, part of Invisalign’s appeal is that you can also remove the aligners throughout the day to eat, drink, and brush your teeth quickly and conveniently.
Are You a Candidate for Clear Braces?
Though most older teen and adult patients may be good candidates for Invisalign®, we will first perform a thorough examination to determine if the treatment is right for you. If your malocclusion is severe, then you may require the more involved treatment provided by metal orthodontic braces. If you exhibit tooth decay, gum disease, dental damage, bruxism, and/or TMJ disorder, then you may have to undergo restorative treatment before opting for Invisalign®.
Avoid Metal Braces with Invisalign®
If you want a straighter smile, then ask Dr. Huffstutler if Invisalign® can help you avoid traditional metal braces. To reserve a consultation, click the banner below, or call our office in Ft. Worth, TX, today at (817) 577-1444. Our office welcomes patients from all over DFW, including Dallas, North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.