Don’t assume that just because your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist says you need braces, that this means all-metal is the only option available. We often help our patients enjoy less noticeable braces with brackets created using a lifelike ceramic material. How do we create these brackets and what should our patients expect from braces?
Correcting Misalignment with Braces
Braces help address minor and severe misalignment for people of all ages, including teens and adults. We attach brackets to the font facing sides of the teeth and then connect them with an arch wire. During periodic visits, we will adjust the tension in the arch wire to begin repositioning the teeth. Over time, patients enjoy improved alignment. While effective, we’ve found that many people worry about how metal braces will impact their professional appearance. In order to minimize this, we have cosmetic orthodontics available.
Creating Ceramic Brackets
A tooth-colored bracket means we don’t use metal when creating them. Instead, we craft them from ceramic, a strong and durable material that can be shaded to match the shade of your teeth. We reserve the metal for the very thin arch wire, which helps minimize the appearance of your orthodontics. We will take detailed images and digital impressions of your smile using advanced iTero® and CT scanning technology. We then design your brackets, each one custom-made specifically for your smile. We want to ensure they blend seamlessly with your smile and help you enjoy less noticeable orthodontics throughout the treatment process.
Correcting misalignment offers benefits of our appearance and for many, can be a major confidence boost. However, there are many other long-term benefits to consider. Did you know that since brushing and flossing even teeth is easier, people enjoy a lower risk of tooth decay and gum disease? Also, treatment could help prevent the onset of TMJ disorder and bruxism, two jaw joint disorders linked to misalignment, both of which can cause headaches, jaw pain, and even damaged teeth. Correcting your teeth’s alignment could also help improve bite balance, reducing discomfort and improving your overall oral health. If you have any questions about correcting your misalignment, or if you would like to learn more about our tooth-colored brackets, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Orthodontics?
With a cosmetic approach to orthodontic care, we can help teens and adults alike enjoy improved smile alignment without impacting overall appearance. To schedule your consultation and discuss our cosmetic orthodontics, which includes both ceramic brackets and Invisalign® clear aligners, 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, and all surrounding communities.