A Quick Guide to Cosmetic Orthodontics

woman showing her tooth colored fillingsWhen you look in the mirror and examine your smile, how does it make you feel? Are there some minor things you would like to change? Maybe if your front teeth were just a little more aligned you would feel more confident in social situations; or quite possibly you have wished for straighter teeth your entire life. Cosmetic orthodontics can help solve these problems, and more, through various treatment options that will help you achieve the beautiful, youthful, smile of your dreams.

Improved Confidence

Studies have shown that people with a bright, straight, smile tend to be more outgoing, and more likely to show confidence in social and professional environments. When you are constantly worried about covering your smile, it is difficult to fully engage and become an active part of conversations. Unfortunately, some people with crooked teeth are assumed to be not as smart or friendly as their peers. By correcting your tooth alignment, you can experience greater success and happiness in many areas of your life.


One of the most popular treatment options for cosmetic orthodontics is Invisalign clear braces. They are created from a thin, medical grade plastic, which is custom designed in a lab for your specific tooth-straightening needs. As your treatment progresses, you will change out your aligners to advance your teeth to their next positions. The entire process usually takes one to two years to complete, depending on the level of correction desired. If Invisalign is not an option for you, traditional metal braces can be placed with tooth colored brackets to make them much more inconspicuous. Teens and adults can appreciate the less-obvious brackets, especially when trying to maintain a professional image or reputation.

About Your Fort Worth Orthodontist:

Dr. Ciro Cabal is a dedicated family orthodontist, whose lifelong passion for providing exceptional dental care continues to this day as he serves patients of all ages from Ft. Worth, Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, and the surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment or to discuss your orthodontic options contact your Ft. Worth orthodontist office, or call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846.