Lustig & Young Orthodontics - treatments

You lucked out! All of our orthodontists are certified Invisalign providers.

Below are a few FAQs we thought you’d like to know.

Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and have been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to administer Invisalign treatment.

Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign treatment also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions. You’ll visit us about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages nine to 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

  • Craving a sticky snack or popcorn? No sweat. Just take out your aligners to eat or drink whenever you want.
  • Invisalign makes it easy to keep your teeth and gums healthy because you can brush and floss your teeth the way you always have because your aligners come out.
  • Got a special night out planned? We got you. With Invisalign you can remove your aligners for a special night out or event.
  • Your lifestyle can pretty much stay the same. In fact, you can keep living your life the way you usually do while still straightening your teeth.
  • Since they are clear, you don’t have to hide your smile while going through treatment.
  • With Invisalign, it’s easy to make your smile picture-perfect for that special occasion because the trays gradually shift your teeth into their optimal position.
  • Invisalign treatment appointments work with your schedule. Most visits are super fast, with quick progress check-ins once every six weeks.
  • Invisalign treatment technology allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you even start your treatment. This gives you a sneak peek at what your new smile will look like.

For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.

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Teens aren’t very gentle with their stuff. Thankfully, Invisalign Teen is gentle with their teeth.

From busted smartphone screens to lost earbuds and more, kids can be pretty rough on their things. But with Invisalign Teen, we’ll be able to gently shift your teen’s teeth into their optimal position without brackets or wires. And the best part, Invisalign Teen comes with special indicators that help you, your teen and us know if your teen has been wearing them the right way. After all, for Invisalign Teen to be effective, your teen will need to wear their aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day.

The Benefits of Invisalign Teen:

  • They’re clear, so no one will know you’re getting treatment unless you tell them.
  • They’re removable, making it easy to brush, floss and eat the food you love without worrying about broken brackets and wires.
  • They’re way more comfortable than braces because there is nothing glued to your teeth to irritate your cheeks or gums.
  • They’re custom made to fit your teen’s smile using a digital scanner that captures a 3D image of your child’s bite.
  • Invisalign Teen won’t stop your teen from playing football, swimming, or playing a wind instrument in the band.

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Traditional Braces

Traditional braces, also known as metal braces, are orthodontic appliances used to straighten and align teeth. They consist of metal brackets that are bonded to the teeth and connected by wires. These wires apply gentle pressure to gradually move the teeth into the desired position over time. Traditional braces are effective for correcting a wide range of dental issues, including crooked teeth, crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, and bite problems.

Clear_bracesCeramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but with brackets made of clear or tooth-colored ceramic material instead of metal. They function in the same way as metal braces, using wires and brackets to gradually shift the teeth into proper alignment. Ceramic braces are less noticeable than metal braces, making them a popular choice for individuals who want a more discreet orthodontic treatment option.

3D movies have nothing on our 3D scanners.

No more goop, gagging, or discomfort. Using an iTero scanner, your orthodontist can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw. The new technology completely eliminates the tray and putty impressions, where the experience is comparable to stuffing a big wad of gum in your mouth. The old technique is incredibly unpleasant and frequently results in taking multiple rounds of impressions that can be rejected, broken, or misplaced. The iTero scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Digital impressions also give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, improving communication during the consultation and treatment process.


The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once your orthodontist begins the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary.

Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser, and in as little as two to three minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. Through digital software, you’ll then be able to follow the progress of the scans, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen. The iTero scanner can be used for any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®.

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Give your child’s smile a headstart with early treatment & monitoring.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist as early as age 7. The goal of early treatment is to correct the growth of the jaw and certain bite problems, such as underbite. Early treatment also helps to make room for permanent teeth to come in properly, lessening the chance of extractions in the future.

Most children lose all their baby teeth by age 13, and by the end of their teen years, the jaw bones will harden and stop growing. Orthodontic procedures for adults often take more time and can involve tooth extraction or oral surgery.

Receiving early orthodontic treatment as a child (between the ages of 5 and 10) can help prevent the need for orthodontics as an adult, leaving little to no chance of extraction or surgery in the future.

Side note: Early treatment (also known as Phase One) typically begins around age eight or nine (Phase Two begins around age 11 or older).

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Signs your kiddo may need early intervention:

  • Typically kids start losing their baby teeth around age 5 and will get all of their permanent teeth in by age 13. If your child loses their teeth too early or their teeth come out too late, it can cause problems.
  • If your child has difficulty chewing or biting into food, that may be a sign they need to see an orthodontist.
  • If your child prefers to breathe through their mouth versus their nose, that may be an indication they need to see us.
  • Is Your child a thumb or finger sucker? Or did they suck on a pacifier long after they should have stopped?
  • Does your child suffer from a speech impediment like a lisp, or any other speech problems?
  • Children with protruding teeth (where the top teeth and the bottom teeth extend away from each other) may be a sign that your child needs early intervention.
  • Children with teeth that don’t come together in a normal manner or even at all is a sign they need early intervention.
  • If your child’s jaw shifts when they open or close their mouth that’s called a crossbite. Early intervention can help with this issue.
  • If your child’s adult teeth are coming in faster than their baby teeth can fall out that can cause crowding. If you notice crowding when your child is around 7 or 8, come see us for an evaluation.

It’ll transform more than your smile – your self-esteem.

Our Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment is a specialized process that combines tooth straightening with physical, facial changes. The purpose of a two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your child’s life.

Waiting can result in more invasive treatments later.

Putting off treatment can result in a need for more invasive treatment later in life. And because their bones have already set, it may not completely fix your child’s smile problems. Early treatment is most effective for achieving lasting results.

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Phase-One Treatment lays the foundation for a killer smile.

The goal of Phase-One Treatment is to help the jaw develop in a way that will accommodate all of the permanent teeth and improve the way the upper and lower jaws fit together. Children often exhibit early signs of jaw problems as they grow and develop. An upper jaw that is growing too much or is too narrow can be recognized at an early age. If children over the age of six are found to have this jaw discrepancy, they are candidates for early orthodontic treatment. Also, if children around the age of eight have crowded front teeth, early treatment can prevent the need to extract permanent teeth later.

Early-Phase Treatment: A true smile saver.

Children benefit tremendously from early-phase treatment. Receiving early treatment may prevent the removal of permanent teeth later in life, or the need for surgical procedures to realign the jaws.

1-2-3. Say cheese! Making a record of your kiddo’s smile.

Orthodontic records will be necessary to determine the type of appliances to be used, the duration of treatment time, and the frequency of visits. Records consist of models of the teeth, X-rays, and photographs. During your child’s initial consultation, the doctor will take records to determine if early treatment is necessary.

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The Resting Phase: Everyone needs a vacation – even your teeth.

In this phase, the remaining permanent teeth are left alone as they erupt. Retaining devices may not be recommended if they would interfere with eruption. It is best to allow the existing permanent teeth some freedom of movement. A successful first phase will have created room for permanent teeth to find an eruption path. Otherwise, they may become impacted or severely displaced.

We monitor your child’s smile the whole time.

At the end of the first phase of treatment, teeth aren’t in their final positions. This will be determined and accomplished in the second phase of treatment. Selective removal of certain primary (baby) teeth may be in the best interest of enhancing eruption during this resting phase. Therefore, periodic recall appointments for observation are necessary and typically happen every six months.

Phase-Two Treatment ensures every tooth has a place.

The goal of the second phase is to make sure each tooth has an exact location in the mouth where it is in harmony with your child’s lips, cheeks, tongue, and their other teeth. When this equilibrium is established, your child’s teeth will function together properly. Phase Two usually involves full upper and lower braces.

At the beginning of the first phase, orthodontic records were made and a diagnosis and treatment plan was established. Certain types of appliances were used in the first phase to correct and realign the teeth and jaw.

The second phase starts when all of your child’s permanent teeth have erupted. Typically this phase requires your child to get braces on their upper and lower teeth for up to 24 months. After that, retainers are worn to ensure your child keeps their beautiful smile for decades to come..

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Go from hiding your smile to loving it.

We love watching our patients’ smile transformations. Check out these incredible before and after photos.

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North Fort Worth

8450 Park Vista
Fort Worth, TX 76137

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Saginaw, TX 76179

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570 FM 156 S, Ste 200
Haslet, TX 76052

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1025 Boyd Road, Ste 100
Azle, TX 76020

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601 South Main St
Keller, TX 76248

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