2 Cosmetic Orthodontic Options

Just because you need braces and orthodontic care to correct misalignment, doesn’t mean metal braces are your only option. Your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can actually offer two unique choices that provide less visible solutions to minor and severe misalignment. Find out how we improve smile beauty with Invisalign® aligners and tooth-colored brackets.

Why We Need Orthodontic Care

What makes correcting misalignment so valuable for our oral health? Well, when teeth crowd or overlap, this provides places for food particles to become trapped. Even brushing and flossing may not be able to dislodge them, allowing bacteria to break them down and increasing the risk of cavities and gum disease. For others, poor alignment has been linked to severe pressure on the jaw joints and a higher risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism, jaw joint disorders known to cause headaches, jaw pain, and potentially even damage teeth. Finally, correcting misalignment can offer a confidence boost by improving smile beauty!

Tooth-Colored Brackets

If we find traditional orthodontics are the best choice for your smile, then we can hep limit their appearance with tooth-colored brackets. The brackets are placed on the front-facing sides of the teeth. We connect an arch wire to them and then adjust the tension in the wire to begin repositioning the teeth, usually taking about two years to see optimal results. Instead of using metal for these brackets, we will craft them from ceramic, a strong material that can be shaded to match the color of the tooth, significantly reducing the appearance of your orthodontics!

Invisalign® Aligners

Our team can also provide Invisalign® aligners! After we take detailed digital impressions of your smile with the iTero® scanning system, we will begin to design and create a series of aligners from a BPA-free acrylic material. The aligners fit comfortably and a set will be worn for 20 to 22 hours over the course of about two weeks. Then, you begin wearing the next set. The total treatment time takes about a year, and each set will be barely visible when worn. You can remove them before you eat, so no need to alter you diet, and removability makes brushing and flossing during treatment much easier. If you have any questions about the benefits of our cosmetic orthodontics, or if you would like to see if Invisalign® is right for your smile, then contact our team today. We would love to help you and your family enjoy optimal oral health and straighter smiles!


Our team is ready to help families enjoy optimal oral health and more even teeth. To schedule your consultation and discuss our aligners and lifelike brackets, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Haslet, Azle, and all surrounding communities.