Many people think of orthodontic treatment as just another step on the long pathway from adolescence to adulthood. While it is true that many patients who have their teeth straightened are kids and teens, many adults also come in to enjoy corrective work. If you have left an orthodontic issue unaddressed into adulthood – or if you are expecting your child’s experience to mirror your past adjustment – you may be surprised at how modern technology has changed the orthodontic experience. The way your orthodontist can create images of your teeth (which are used to plan your treatment) has been improved. You also have more cosmetically pleasing options for orthodontic treatment.
Modern Imaging Tools Can Make Your Initial Experience More Comfortable
The information gained from iTero digital scanning and ConeBeam CT scans allow your orthodontist to take high-quality digital images of your teeth and jaw structure, meaning you can avoid the discomfort of providing a manual impression by biting into a plaster mold.
Ask Your Orthodontist About Appearance-Friendly Treatment
When teens need orthodontic work, they may assume this will mean dealing with an embarrassing change to their appearance. Adult patients can also be uncomfortable with the thought that braces may undermine their professional appearance, and generally make them appear less mature. If you are dealing with these concerns, you should discuss cosmetic orthodontics during your consultation. Some patients are able to qualify for Invisalign, which offers an orthodontic correction that is difficult for others to see. If your needs are not well met by this approach to treatment, you can still discuss receiving tooth-colored brackets, which offer harder-to-see braces that still have the functional advantages of traditional braces.
Talk To Lake County Orthodontics About Modern Orthodontic Treatment
If you want to develop an idea of how your orthodontic experience will be, reach out and arrange a consultation with Dr. Cabal at Lake Country Orthodontics. You may be surprised at how improvements like modern imaging technology and cosmetic orthodontics can make your experience different than you are anticipating. To schedule a consultation for you or your child, call our Ft. Worth, TX, office today at (817) 236-7846. We provide orthodontic care for patients in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and surrounding Texas communities. Our free consultation form is available online.