Braces are often the best option for correcting more severe cases of misalignment, helping teens and adults enjoy more even and healthy smiles. However, the time commitment can be substantial, as often treatment takes at least two years. However, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist may be able to help with an accelerated option using Propel® technology.
The Propel® System
When your braces shift your teeth, to stay in place the jawbone and gum tissues need to adjust to their new positions, which helps secure the teeth in a more optimal position. Many patients need to wear braces for up to two years specifically for his reason, as time is ended to make sure the jawbone and gum tissue have caught up and re-formed. With the Propel® system, we use technology to help promote bone growth around the newly repositioned teeth. A special device is worn for about five minutes a day. The device is a mouthpiece that is comfortable and easy to use. When worn, the device employs gentle vibrations to stimulate the growth of jawbone and gum tissue. The appliance is easy to clean and maintain, and we will provide detailed instructions for use.
The Benefits of Braces
When we correct misalignment, we limit the pressures on the jaw joints, which lowers the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism. These common jaw joint disorders could lead to headaches, jaw pain, and even damaged teeth. Poor alignment also makes thorough brushing and flossing difficult, which means food particles remain behind to be consumed by bacteria, process that could lead to a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Misalignment also impacts your appearance, which causes embarrassment for many people. When we recommend braces, we help you obtain a beautiful smile, and improved oral health as well.
How Do Orthodontics Work?
With metal braces, we apply brackets the front-facing sides of the teeth. These can be metal, but we can also create them from ceramic, which helps them blend with the smile. We then connect these brackets with an arch wire. When the orthodontist adjusts the tension in the wire during periodic visits, this repositions the teeth. Over time, we correct misalignment and improve bite balance, which helps relieve pressure and boost overall oral health. If you have any questions about orthodontics, or about improving overall smile alignment, then contact our team today.
Ready to Address Your Uneven Smile?
Our team wants to help you and your family obtains straighter teeth and healthier smiles. To schedule your consultation and learn more about our orthodontic systems, 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.