We can develop misalignment for a number of reasons, as issues with the eruption of the teeth, thumb sucking in childhood, and even tooth loss later in life could all contribute to crooked or corrected teeth. By correcting the issues, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can help improve your smile’s health and appearance. Let’s look at the benefits of addressing your misalignment.
Long-Term Health Benefits
Did you know that when our teeth sit crooked or crowd one another, this makes thorough brushing and flossing difficult? As a result, food particles remain trapped between our teeth, to be broken down by bacteria. Over time, this means weakened enamel and inflamed gum issue, increasing the risk of cavities and gum disease. For others, misalignment impacts bite balance, leading to a greater likelihood of teeth grinding and TMJ disorder. When we correct your uneven teeth, we help improve your overall smile health. However, we know that few teens and adults are excited to wear orthodontics. Fortunately, we have cosmetic options available!
The Invisalign® Process
With Invisalign®, we don’t need to place metal brackets or wires at all! Instead, we take detailed impressions of your smile with digital scanning technology, crafting a series of aligners from a detailed 3D model we create. The aligners will be clear and fit comfortably, and a new set is worn every two weeks, correcting poor alignment in as little as a year for some patients. The aligners can also be removed before meals, prior to brushing and flossing, and just before special occasions, such as a graduation.
If you do need to wear braces, we can take steps to limit their appearance. Instead of placing metal brackets onto the front-facing sides of your teeth, our team will create brackets from ceramic. This durable material offers the same translucent appearance as tooth enamel, so we can shade them to match the color of your teeth. We then connect a thin arch wire to them and correct misalignment by adjusting the tension in the wire. If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic orthodontic treatment options, then contact our team today. We can perform a detailed examination to assess the cause and extent of your misalignment, prescribing the treatment option that will best improve your smile’s health and alignment.
DOES YOUR SMILE NEED CLEAR ALIGNERS?
Our team is ready to help address minor and severe cases of poor alignment with cosmetic solutions. Just because you may need orthodontics, doesn’t mean they have to stand out! To schedule your consultation and learn more about Invisalign® and tooth-colored brackets, 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.