Having a straight smile is an important aspect of a person’s self-image. This is because our culture values straight teeth as a sign of well-being, vitality, and attractiveness. Fortunately, receiving orthodontic care is more comfortable and discreet than ever before with Invisalign. Invisalign is a unique orthodontic system that utilizes custom-made aligners to straighten teeth. These aligners are made from inconspicuous clear plastic.

Beyond the benefits of increasing one’s appearance, having properly aligned teeth improves a person’s overall oral health by reducing the risks of common conditions like periodontal disease and dental caries. Properly spaced teeth normally mean that a person has a healthy occlusion, which can prolong the life of teeth because those with unhealthy occlusions tend to experience tooth wear as a result of teeth making repeated, improper contact.

An Overview of Invisalign

Invisalign produces results by applying consistent force to teeth. Applying force and pressure is also necessary to facilitate tooth movement among patients who wear conventional braces. When it comes to Invisalign, however, patients wear removable oral appliances made from plastic. These appliances fit tightly over teeth because they are custom made to accommodate a person’s unique oral anatomy.

There are numerous advantages to wearing Invisalign. Obviously, the fact that aligners are clear means that people enjoy the very discreet treatment. Beyond inconspicuous treatment, patients enjoy increased comfort. This is because there are no harsh edges from wires or brackets that might scrape against the soft oral tissue. Invisalign is removable as well. This is incredibly beneficial for enjoying meals and performing oral hygiene without difficulty.

How Invisalign Treatment Works

Treatment is divided into phases that last for two weeks. At the start of every phase, patients will begin wearing a new, tighter set of Invisalign aligners. Within a few months, gaps between teeth will begin to close and crooked teeth will appear straighter.

The length of a person’s treatment can vary due to their unique circumstances. Those with fewer orthodontic concerns typically enjoy shorter treatment times than those whose teeth require more movement. Our dentist will be able to project the length of your treatment after an initial consultation.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

brown-family-dentistry-ft-worth-texas-Invisalign-womanOur team at Brown Family Dentistry has treated many patients with diverse orthodontic needs through Invisalign. A consultation is necessary because there are important aspects to understanding tooth positioning. For instance, our team will look for the presence of wisdom teeth to determine if their arrival is to blame for teeth shifting out of alignment. X-rays are taken to evaluate the root placement of teeth as well. When consulting with potential Invisalign candidates, our team will ask questions about your oral health and general health history. A consultation is a great opportunity to voice concerns or ask questions.

Common Invisalign Questions

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic treatment option that improves the positioning of teeth and promotes a healthy occlusion. This treatment is designed for busy adults who desire comfortable and inconspicuous orthodontic care to address spacing issues like gapped and crowded teeth along with teeth that are overlapped and rotated. As teeth align to healthier positions, patients will enjoy noticeable results and a healthier bite.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign is a wonderful treatment option for many people – including those who have had orthodontic care in the past. The only way to be certain that Invisalign meets your needs is to schedule a consultation with our dentist. At your appointment, the placement of your teeth will be evaluated along with your overall oral health. X-rays are taken to examine the health of the roots of teeth. After these elements of the consultation are completed, our dentist can determine if Invisalign is right for your needs. While Invisalign can help a tremendous amount of people, some folks still need conventional braces to achieve desired results.

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

While there are some dental insurance policies available for orthodontic care, it is typically not the norm. Most people pay for adult orthodontic treatment out-of-pocket.

What is the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces?

Wearing Invisalign offers unique benefits to adults in need of orthodontic care. First, Invisalign involves wearing custom-made aligners. These aligners are plastic, retainer-like appliances that are see-through. Since Invisalign is clear and plastic, there are no unsightly brackets or metal wires to distract from one’s appearance. Plastic also has no sharp edges that might cut into or scrape against soft oral tissue. Many patients who wear conventional braces complain that their oral appliances cut into the linings of the lips and cheeks frequently.

Another way that Invisalign increases comfort during orthodontic treatment is the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable. Aligners are to be taken out for meals and when one is performing oral hygiene. Without orthodontic appliances in the way, people can enjoy their favorite meals without obstruction. It also gives patients an opportunity to thoroughly clean their teeth without difficulty.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Kent Brown | Brown Family Dentistry | Fort Worth Texas
Dr. Kent Brown

For almost 40 years, Dr. Kent R. Brown has been delivering quality dental care to patients across the Fort Worth area. With a commitment to delivering the highest level of comprehensive and compassionate dental care, Dr. Brown stays current and proficient with leading edge dentistry.

Dr. Jacob Brown | Brown Family Dentistry | Fort Worth Texas
Dr. Jake Brown

Dr. Jacob S. Brown is a Fort Worth native, who has practiced dentistry at Brown Family Dentistry with his father, Dr. Kent Brown, since August 2011. He is dedicated and committed to providing optimum dental care to his patients, as well as improving his community.

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Having a straight smile is an important aspect of a person’s self-image. Fortunately, receiving orthodontic care is more comfortable and discreet than ever before with Invisalign. Invisalign is a unique orthodontic system that utilizes custom made aligners to straighten teeth. These aligners are made from inconspicuous clear plastic. Learn More →

Crowns and Bridges

Brown Family Dentistry is committed to providing you with crowns and restorations that fit your specific needs. We pride ourselves on delivering dentistry that looks and feels like your natural teeth. If damage to your teeth is extreme, we can use porcelain crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. If you’re missing one or more teeth, fixed bridges may be a great way to restore your dental health and appearance. Learn More →

Dental Implants

When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, nothing compares to the lifelike qualities and durability of dental implants. These replacement teeth help support important oral structures to prevent further tooth loss. Brown Family Dentistry offers dental implant consultations to people in the Fort Worth area interested in their tooth replacement options. Learn More →