Metal braces are very effective at correcting poor alignment, whether minor or severe. However, they don’t do our professional appearance any favors. In fact, we often meet teens and adults willing to forgo treatment to avoid the impact of braces on their appearance. Fortunately, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can create brackets from a lifelike ceramic material.
Correcting Misalignment with Braces
The process involves placing brackets onto the front-facing sides of the teeth and then connecting a thin arch wire to them. When you come in for periodic visits, the orthodontist will adjust the tension in this wire, which begins to reposition the teeth. The gums and jawbone tissue will then shift and reform around the teeth to hold them into their new positions. The total treatment period takes about two years, and can be used to correct major misalignment and improve the health and beauty of your smile.
Typically, the brackets will be created from a metal material, like the arch wire. However, to limit the appearance of the braces, we can create then brackets from a ceramic material. Ceramic is strong and durable, often used to create crowns, inlays and onlays, and veneers. In addition, the material contains stain-resistant properties and can be shaded to match the color of surrounding tooth structure. To create them, we will use iTero® digital scanning technology, ensuring a proper fit and lifelike appearance with precision and accuracy. We use the same technology to create aligners, TMJ appliances, and other orthodontic treatments.
Ensuring Optimal Oral Health
Remember, when wearing your orthodontics you need to avoid sticky or hard foods that could become trapped in your orthodontics or possibly damage them. Be sure you take time to properly brush and floss too, working around your brackets and wires to ensure you reach every available surface. These actions help protect your smile from tooth decay discoloration, and gum disease throughout the treatment process. If you have any questions or concerns, them contact our team today for a consultation. We will assess the cause and extent of your misalignment and decide which course of treatment will best correct your smile’s alignment.
Does Your Smile Need Correction?
We would love to help you and your family enjoy optimal oral health by correcting poor alignment. Contact our team now for a consultation and to start treatment before the holiday season begins. We’re here to help patients of all ages in our community. To schedule your consultation and learn more about our approach to cosmetic orthodontics, 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.