Just because you need braces to enjoy a more even and beautiful smile, doesn’t mean all-metal orthodontics are your only option. For patients in Fort Worth, TX, we may use special brackets made from ceramic to offer a less noticeable solution to misalignment. Find out how we create and place these unique orthodontic brackets, and why you should consider braces to address your uneven teeth.
How Braces Improve Alignment
For minor and severe cases of misalignment, braces offer a solution. We place brackets onto the front facing sides of the teeth and connect them with a thin arch wire. Adjusting tension in the wire begins to move the teeth, repositioning them and correcting misalignment. The amount of time treatment will take depends on the cause and extent of your misalignment, but typically treatment is between 18 months and 2 years. With traditional braces, these are made from metal, just like the arch wire. However, we have an alternative to limit the visual impact of your orthodontics.
Planning Treatment and Designing Your Brackets
We begin by using iTero® digital scanning and computerized tomography to assess your poor alignment and select the best treatment option. If we move forward with braces, then we will take note of the shade of your teeth. The information we gather will be used to design brackets made from ceramic, a strong material that can actually be shaded to match your teeth. When placed, they will be barely visible. We then connect the thin arch wire and help you enjoy a more even smile.
The Benefits of an Even Smile
Remember, correcting poor alignment does more than just boost the appearance of your smile. When we correct how your teeth sit in your smile, we limit the pressure on the jaw joints, preventing the onset of TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). An even smile prevents food particles from being trapped in spaces between the teeth difficult for floss or toothbrush bristles to reach. Over time, this means a reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease. We want to help you and your family enjoy better oral health, and an esthetically-pleasing smile. If you have any questions about our tooth-colored ceramic brackets, or about any of other orthodontic solutions, such as Invisalign® aligners, then contact our team today.
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COSMETIC BRACES?
We want to help you enjoy a healthier smile with our cosmetic orthodontic treatment options. To schedule your consultation and learn more about correcting misalignment and improving oral health, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, and all surrounding communities.