What if you find you need braces to obtain a healthier smile and correct your crooked or crowded teeth? If you’re worried about how this will impact your appearance, we understand. In fact, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist takes steps to help minimize the appearance of these braces with our ceramic tooth-colored brackets.
The Benefits of Braces
Braces can provide smile correction for severe cases of misalignment, offering a more attractive smile while also limiting the risk of tooth decay, gum disese, TMJ disorder, bruxism, and other common complications of untreated misalignment. The process involves placing brackets onto the front-facing sides of the teeth and then connecting them with an arch wire. During periodic office visits, we will adjust the tension in these arch wires to begin repositioning the teeth and improving alignment and bite balance. Total treatment time will depend on the cause of extent of your misalignment, as well as your age. Typically, treatment falls between 18 months and 2 years, and once compete, you enjoy a stunning, even smile!
While metal braces are very visible, we have an option to significantly reduce their appearance. Instead of using metal to create the brackets we attach to your teeth, we will use ceramic. A strong and durable material, ceramic is also translucent like tooth enamel and can be shaded to match the color of your surrounding tooth structure. The material also contains stain-resistant properties. We create them based on detailed digital impressions we take of your smile using advanced scanning technology. We us the same technology to also create retainers, aligners, and TMJ appliances.
What About Clear Aligners?
Our cosmetic approach to orthodontic care also includes another option for both teens and adults: Invisalign®. With Invisalign, we don’t need to use bracket and wires at all. Instead, we take digital impressions and create a series of aligners, which fit over the teeth and help correct alignment. Patients shift from one set to another every two weeks over a period of about a year to 18 months, as their smiles are gradually and carefully repositioned. If you have any questions about these cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to see if they’re right for you, then schedule a consultation today! You can start 2020 on the road to a healthier smile, and use your 2019 dental insurance benefits before they expire.
Do You Want to Learn More?
If you have questions about correcting uneven smiles or improving your smile’s health, then let us know To schedule your consultation and discuss our orthodontic treatment options, 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.