When you have misalignment, your oral health could start to suffer, and you may feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your smile. To correct this, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist offers braces, which correct the position of the teeth for teens and adults. In order to reduce the visibility of these orthodontics, we may use brackets made from ceramic!
How Do Metal Orthodontics Work?
Braces help correct minor and severe cases of misalignment. We start by placing a metal bracket onto the front-facing sides of your teeth. We then connect a thin metal arch wire to these brackets. During periodic visits, your orthodontist will adjust the tension in the arch wire, which begins to reposition the teeth. As the gums and jawbone structure acclimate to these new positions, your smile is corrected and you enjoy a solution for crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth. The entire process usually takes about two years and is recommended for adults and teens.
Few people are excited about braces, as they worry about the impact on their appearance. To help limit this concern, we can create the brackets from ceramic instead of metal. Ceramic is a strong material that is translucent like tooth enamel and can even be shaded to match the color of your teeth. For this reason, dentists often use this material to create lifelike crowns, inlays, and onlays. We design them using advanced digital technology. They match your tooth, so the only metal is the thin arch wire.
What to Expect From Treatment
You may experience minor discomfort whenever they’re adjusted, as your teeth begin to move. But this passes quickly. During treatment, you will need to make sure you continue to brush and floss daily, and try to avoid sticky or chewy foods that could become trapped in your braces. Be sure you attend regular visits, so we can monitor your progress. To help reduce the length of time needed, we may employ the Propel® accelerated orthodontics system, which helps the gums and bone tissue reform around the teeth’s new position much faster, reducing the time you need to wear orthodontics significantly. If you or a member of your family has an uneven smile, let us know. We can schedule a consultation to help find the best solution for their smile’s health and beauty!
Do You Have Questions About Misalignment?
Our team can offer a solution to your misalignment with braces, aligners, and other treatment options. Our treatments can help kids, teens, and adults obtain better smiles and improved oral health. To schedule your consultation and learn more, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.