Orthodontics by Birth & Fletcher
How Does Invisalign® Work?
While Orthodontics have been around for many years, the methods of treatment have seen tremendous technological advances and as the specialty has matured, board-certification has led to constantly improving techniques that speed up treatment time and provide the very best results. Many excellent Orthodontists are board certified (only 1 in 3 are certified in this manner) and we are proud that Dr. Birth and Dr. Fletcher are both board certified.
So, how does Invisalign® work? With the use of Invisalign® clear aligners, we create a gentle force that over time moves the teeth into proper alignment. Whether you live in Fort Worth, our Orthodontists can give you the beautiful smile you have always wanted all while correcting your bite and improving your mouth’s overall health!
What Are Clear Braces?
Clear ceramic braces are a new variation on the traditional system that provides a far less noticeable method of treatment. They use the same components as traditional braces — except that the brackets on the front side of the teeth are made of a translucent ceramic material that blends in with the tooth’s natural color. This system has become a favorite for adults (including some well-known celebrities) because, unless you look closely, it’s hard to notice they’re there!
Several types of ceramic braces are currently available, and the technology is constantly improving. Their aesthetic appeal is undeniable… be aware, though that there are a few tradeoffs. The ceramic brackets can be less durable than their metal counterparts; plus, while the brackets themselves don’t stain, the elastic bands that attach them to the archwire do (however, these are generally changed every few months.) Ceramic braces also cost more than metal — but for many people, the benefit of having an inconspicuous appliance outweighs the costs. We’re happy to help you consider what’s best for you!
What Kind of Bite Problems Can Orthodontic Treatment Correct?
A lot of our patients come to us because they’ve starting noticing some bite problems. Usually around age seven we start to get our first patients. Truly, the sooner the better as left untreated minor bite problems could cause significant problems later in life. Some can even be life threatening! Some of the most common bite problems include these:
- Excessive spacing
To correct these issues so that they don’t become serious problems later, the teeth must be moved into their correct position within the mouth. Braces, appliances and aligners allow our Orthodontists to achieve that proper alignment as the teeth are not securely set in the bone. Nobody wants a crooked, crowded or misaligned smile. Trust one of our specialists with yours!
For Invisalign in Fort Worth, TX, Visit Us Today!
In the Metroplex, we feel there is no better choice for you than Orthodontics by Birth & Fletcher. Not just because we say so, rather because so many of our patients feel that way and because we are a Top 1% Provider of Invisalign® in the world. Please call us today for a free consultation to see if this treatment is best for you!