An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the field of orthodontics, which is the practice of straightening and correcting the alignment of teeth. The purpose of orthodontic treatment is twofold: Straightening teeth both improves the function of your teeth, and it also improves the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic orthodontics is characterized by orthodontic treatment that minimizes the appearance of braces and orthodontia appliances so your orthodontics treatment minimally affects the look of your smile and doesn’t interfere as much with your everyday life.
Tooth-colored brackets are a subtle alternative to traditional metal brace brackets. Because of their coloring, these types of brackets blend in with your natural teeth color, so they are less noticeable. One of the biggest gripes about braces — and something that holds many adults back from getting braces — is their unsightly metal appearance. Tooth-colored brackets minimize the look of braces.
Want an even more subtle look? Try Invisalign, the invisible alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign is a system comprised of a series of clear trays that move your teeth over time. The trays, called aligners, are custom-made and tailored to your teeth.
No elastic bands needed with self-ligating brackets. Traditional brace brackets need bands to creature pressure for tooth movement, but advanced self-ligating brackets feature a sliding mechanism that eliminates the need for bands.
Oral splint therapy
When your TMJ, the temoporomandibular joints that connect the jaw to the skull, become misaligned due to habits such as teeth grinding or nail biting, the result can be severe jaw pain or headaches. Orthodontics offer a solution: your orthodontist can reposition your jaw with oral split therapy so your TMJ is in the proper position and your pain subsides.
ABOUT YOUR FORT WORTH, TX, 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 Fort Worth, Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, and the surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment or to discuss your orthodontic options, contact your Fort Worth orthodontist office, or call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846.