What Are Invisalign Aligners?
Why Do You Need Invisalign Clear Aligners?
There are several reasons why you may need orthodontic treatment. Some of the common reasons include:
- Warped or irregular teeth may lead to difficulty while chewing food, speaking, or brushing your teeth. This can lead to bad breath and the inability to bite and chew food properly.
- Crooked teeth may also lead to the misalignment of the jaws and adversely affect the facial appearance.
- Unevenly aligned teeth may also lead to periodontal diseases as they allow bacteria to enter the gum pockets.
How Do Invisalign Clear Aligners Work?
The Dentist in Fort Worth, TX will conduct a thorough diagnosis of your mouth and determine if you require orthodontic treatment for straightening your teeth and correcting other dental issues. If you need orthodontic treatment, Invisalign Aligners will be fabricated according to your requirements. If you have a full set of teeth, then two sets of aligners will be made, one for the top teeth and another for the bottom teeth.
You will be given a set of aligners at every visit to our dental practice. Care should be taken while wearing them as they may get damaged if they come into contact with hard surfaces or sharp objects. Most people enjoy wearing them at night as they prevent bad breath and keep your tongue away from contact with the teeth, thereby avoiding tooth decay.
The dentist will ask you to change to a new set of aligners every two weeks until you achieve perfect alignment of your teeth and their ideal positions in the jaws. The entire process may take up to two years for adults but may take less time for adolescents. You will be given periodic consultations during this time so that we can monitor your progress and make necessary changes if needed.