Starting the process of adjusting your teeth may seem daunting. After all, this is a process that can demand time, and it puts you in an unfamiliar situation. This, of course, is in addition to the concerns you may have about how your smile will look while you undergo orthodontic treatment. What you should know is that improvements in orthodontic technology can provide a more comfortable, more discreet experience for you. With the use of advanced digital imaging technology, a detailed scan of your teeth can be obtained without requiring you to bite into an uncomfortable mold. Advancements have also led to more appearance-friendly orthodontic treatments. Your first appointment can offer valuable guidance, as it serves as your orthodontist’s opportunity to examine you, and give you real insight to what you should expect from your adjustment.
Orthodontic Care Is About More Than Just A Better Smile
You may see orthodontic treatment as a means to a more attractive smile, but the benefits go beyond just changing how you look. Your straightened smile will be easier to defend against cavities, and against gum disease. You also face a lower risk for TMJ problems, as an adjustment can correct a problem with your bite.
Talking To Your Orthodontist About Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment
If your concerns about the process of straightening your teeth are concentrated on how you will look with braces, discuss your cosmetic treatment options with your orthodontist. You might be surprised by what they can offer. In some cases, patients will be able to have their teeth adjusted with Invisalign aligners, and avoid braces altogether. If you fail to qualify for this, you still have the option of receiving tooth-colored brackets, which are harder to see.
Call Dr. Cabal If You Are Ready To Begin Orthodontic Treatment
The start of orthodontic treatment – for you, or for your child – can be intimidating if you do not know what to expect. Dr. Cabal can walk you through the orthodontic process during your initial visit, and field any questions you may have. Dr. Ciro Cabal and the team at Lake Country Orthodontics serve adults, teens, and children from White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and more neighboring Texas communities. To arrange a consultation for you or your child, call our Ft. Worth, TX, office today at (817) 236-7846. You can also fill out our online new patient form.