Braces don’t necessarily have to be an uncomfortable eyesore. In fact, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist offers options to limit the appearance of orthodontics without impacting the quality of treatment. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss the benefits of cosmetic orthodontics, and why you should consider seeing us to tackle your misalignment!
The Invisalign® System
For many teens and adults, Invisalign® is the preferred option to address dental misalignment. The system doesn’t use metal orthodontics at all, instead patients wear a series of clear plastic aligners. To begin, we will examine your smile to assess the cause and severity of misalignment. If we find clear aligners are an appropriate option for correcting misalignment, we will gather detailed digital impressions with the iTero® imaging system. These images enable our team to create a 3D model of your smile and design a series of aligners specifically for the patient.
Treatment begins with the patient wearing a set of the aligners for between 20 and 22 hours a day, every day, for about two weeks. Next, they move on to the next set in the series. Over a period of about a year, the position of the teeth will change and misalignment will be corrected. The system offers a number of benefits. For example, treatment usually requires fewer office visits than treatments with metal options. In addition, the aligners fit comfortably and help prevent the gum and cheek irritation often encountered with braces. They will be practically invisible and can be removed before meals, so you don’t need to avoid certain foods or worry about stray bits of food becoming caught in your braces. Being removable also means an easier time brushing and flossing your teeth, reducing the risk of teeth stains, tooth decay, and gum disease.
For more substantial cases of misalignment, metal braces may still be the best option for addressing poor alignment, However, we still have a cosmetic option for our patients. To begin, we will take detailed impressions of your smile and using the information we gather, we will create brackets from ceramic. The brackets will sit on the front facing side of the teeth and hold the arch wire in place. Since the brackets will be made from ceramic, they will be designed to blend with the tooth and limit the appearance of your braces.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Orthodontics?
We want to make sure you obtain a healthier and more attractive smile with treatment options that are practically invisible. To schedule your consultation and learn more about our approach to cosmetic braces, 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.