At Ahava Orthodontics, our biggest goal is to provide exceptional orthodontic care in a loving and welcoming atmosphere. Dr. Barron is certified by Align Technology to provide Invisalign treatment. His experience and care for his patients make his service second to none. Ahava has been providing Invisalign treatment to patients in the Fort Worth area for years and we would love to have you as part of our Ahava family.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign, or the “clear aligner”, is a system with the same goals of traditional braces, without the metallic appearance that braces are associated with. Invisalign is a clear retainer treatment option that is easy to clean and maintain during day to day activities. While you may have to keep a careful eye on the type of beverages you drink, your cleaning habits, and taking care of your Invisalign retainers, the Invisalign system is just as effective as traditional braces.
Dr. Barron uses a top-notch scanner to take a 3D scan of the layout of your teeth. This layout provides the framework for where to start with your retainers as you begin Invisalign treatment.
How Invisalign Works
Once your 3D image is prepared, your first set of Invisalign retainers will be created. You’ll wear these for around two weeks, until your teeth have shifted enough to be ready for your next Invisalign retainer. Gradually, as treatments go by, your teeth will move into their most desirable positions. Each set of retainers will be crafted to meet your teeth where they are and encourage them into a more aligned position.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when going through Invisalign treatment to keep your retainers in their best shape and help to keep your teeth clean:
- You must remove your Invisalign retainers when you eat or drink
- Clean retainers every morning and night to rid them of bacteria
- Your orthodontist may recommend soaking the retainer in dental cleaner when not in use
Your clear aligners will feel tight when you first put them in and that is good! Tension in your jaw means they are already doing their job and gently forcing your teeth into their desired positions.
Can Invisalign Be Used For Adult Orthodontics?
Invisalign is a great option for adults who wish to correct crooked teeth! One of the best things about Invisalign is that the treatment provides an almost unnoticeable option for improving the appearance of your smile. Compared to traditional or even ceramic braces, Invisalign is a more convenient method of treatment as it is less invasive and may even require less visits to your orthodontist. At the end of treatment, it may still be recommended that you wear a retainer overnight, which is typical of any orthodontic treatment for adult or child.
Another benefit of Invisalign is that if you’re an adult whose work requires you to be in front of people or meet face to face with clients, patients and others, you may take comfort in the less obvious treatment that Invisalign provides. Metal or ceramic braces are still common among adults, but if you feel you would be more self-conscious wearing traditional braces, Invisalign is an excellent treatment option for you.
Invisalign Treatment In Fort Worth
If you have been curious about Invisalign and what it can do for your smile, contact Ahava Orthodontics in Fort Worth today for a consultation. Dr. Barron and the team at Ahava have your satisfaction and well-being in mind with every recommendation they make and would love to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Call 817-926-9777 today to make your first appointment.