Ideally, teeth should erupt from the gum line vertically (straight up and down) and align evenly with their opposites, allowing your jaw to rest comfortably when the mouth is closed. In most cases, a smile looks best when its teeth are perfectly aligned. Orthodontics is the science of moving crooked teeth into more desirable positions through the careful, calculated use of gentle force. For many patients, treatment may require metal braces consisting of brackets and wires connected to teeth. At our Ft. Worth orthodontist’s office, Dr. Cabal offers a variety of cosmetic braces designed to straighten your teeth while remaining anonymous.
Straight Teeth and Smile Aesthetics
Straight teeth serve more than a cosmetic purpose. To minimize the impact of your bite, perfectly-aligned teeth disperse the pressure evenly amongst themselves. Crooked teeth can throw your bite off balance and expose certain teeth to excessive pressure, possibly causing teeth to crack and fracture. Nevertheless, many patients seeking orthodontic treatment wish to straighten their teeth to improve their smile’s appearance and their self-confidence. To allow patients the benefit of straight teeth without the conspicuousness of metal braces, Dr. Cabal offers a number of discreet options, including Invisalign clear aligners. Made from clear plastic, Invisalign’s aligners fit snugly over your teeth, and are virtually invisible when in place. The aligners are also removable for easier eating and dental hygiene, or for special occasions like parties, business meetings, or other social obligations.
Cosmetic Brackets and Wires
While Invisalign can help most adult patients achieve straighter, more appealing smiles, some cases of severe malocclusion (crooked teeth) require the force of traditional braces. If you’re not a viable candidate for Invisalign braces, then Dr. Cabal may recommend tooth-colored brackets and wires. Made of discreet dental ceramic instead of metal, tooth-colored braces blend in with your natural tooth structure, combining the precision of braces with the discretion of cosmetic dentistry. If you desire a straighter smile and would like to learn more about are many cosmetic orthodontic options, then speak with Dr. Cabal as soon as possible.
About Dr. Cabal:
Dr. Ciro Cabal is a dedicated family orthodontist who’s known a passion for providing dental care since his early teens, and continues to serves patients of all ages from Ft. Worth, Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, and the surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846.