When people think about braces, often they only really consider the impact on their appearance. But with the ability to improve oral health and smile beauty at once, they should really consider the benefits of braces for their oral health. From cosmetic options to advanced technology, we can help people of all ages in Fort Worth, TX, enjoy better smiles!
The Risks Associated with Misalignment
Poor alignment, such as crooked or crowded teeth, may provide areas for food particles to become trapped. Due to misalignment, brushing and flossing may not be able to reach and remove all of these bits of foods. Over time, this could enable harmful bacteria to break down these particles, a process that leads to elevated levels of oral acidity and plaque buildup, increasing the likelihood of tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease. For others, poor alignment leads to serious pressure on the jaw joints. This pressure could eventually lead to TMJ disorder and bruxism, two common jaw joint disorders that could cause jaw pain, toothaches and tooth sensitivity, headaches, and more. In order to reduce your risk of developing these complications, you should talk to your orthodontist about treatment.
Treatment in Childhood
We can begin treatment in early childhood, and recommend a routine exam at around age 7 to assess the cause and extent of misalignment and begin treatment. For children, we offer interceptive orthodontics, such as retainers and teeth spacers, which reduce the severity of misalignment as they grow, and limits how long they’ll need braces in their teen years.
Never Too Late!
Even if you’ve long left your teen years behind you, it’s never too late to begin treatment. We can help patients of all ages obtain a more even and healthy smile with orthodontics. To limit their appearance, we will examine the teeth and use the measurements and digital impressions we gather to design brackets that blend with the teeth. We create them from ceramic instead of metal, and can shade this material to blend with the tooth’s color. We place the brackets onto the front facing side of the teeth and connect them with an arch wire. This significantly limits the appearance of the orthodontics. We also have Propel technology, which reduces the amount of time treatment will require, and when you’re done, we always celebrate by ringing a bell and gifting our patients with baskets filled with the foods they can’t enjoy during treatment!
Ready to Treat Your Poor Alignment?
If you’re finally ready to do something about your uneven teeth, then please contact us today. To schedule your consultation and discuss orthodontic care, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Springtown, Rome, and all surrounding communities.