If you do not like your smile, speak with an Invisalign® dentist in Fort Worth. In our cosmetic dentist office, we use clear aligners to straighten teeth discreetly. That means that you can move your teeth into the right position without the use of metal braces. While traditional braces are proven to be effective, they also stand out with metal brackets placed on each tooth and a wire running between them. This can cause embarrassment and make it difficult to continue with normal daily activities like eating your favorite hamburger. Fortunately, you do not have to adjust your lifestyle or your appearance in a negative way when you visit us for Invisalign®.
How does Invisalign® work?
When you visit our office for a dental exam we will physically examine your teeth and take x-rays. We will also see how your bite comes together to determine the position of your jaw. This will allow us to determine whether or not clear aligners are the right solution for you – typically they are. Next, we will send measurements, an impression, and digital images along with our instructions to the Invisalign® lab. This is where your clear aligners will be created. They are made in a series and each one in the series is designed to be worn for around two weeks. Once they start to feel loose, this is a sign that your aligners have done their job and it is time to switch to the next set in the series. You can do this at home which means fewer appointments with our cosmetic dentist office. After all of your aligners have been worn, your smile should be straight and beautiful.
How long will my treatment last?
As an Invisalign® dentist in Fort Worth, we know that each patient is different and can let you know how long your treatment will last when you visit our dental office for an exam. Typically, people wear Invisalign® for six months to a year and a half. If you are interested in a faster solution, we offer some cosmetic dentistry options like dental veneers that can change the appearance of your teeth.
How will Invisalign® impact my lifestyle?
Your aligners are supposed to be worn for 22 hours per day. That gives you enough time to remove them to eat and brush your teeth. As a result, you can eat all of your favorite foods without restriction but you will need to cut down on how frequently you snack to ensure that you are not removing your aligners throughout the day. A benefit to wearing them is that your teeth will start to look better fairly quickly and you will be able to see the improvement through your aligners. As a result, your smile will look better and better every day until it is in the right position.
To learn more about this innovative solution or to begin straightening your teeth, call our office and schedule an appointment with an Invisalign® dentist in Fort Worth.