Sometimes, correcting your poor alignment can take a time commitment, with some systems requiring between a year to two years to see optimal results. However, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can actually employ an advanced piece of technology to help shorten the amount of time you’ll need to wear braces or a set of clear aligners.
When we correct crowded, crooked, or overlapping teeth, this offers a more beautiful smile. In addition, this makes daily cleaning easier, limiting your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. You also lower the chances of related oral health complications, such as TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). To correct alignment in childhood, we suggest custom retainers, or teeth spacers. In teen and adult years, braces can help. With braces, we attach brackets to the front-facing side of each tooth and connect them with an arch wire. We then adjust tension in the wire to move the teeth. With ceramic brackets we limit the visibility of your braces. We also have Invisalign®, which improves alignment using a series of clear and barely visible plastic aligners. With this option, your orthodontics are actually removable, making everything from eating to brushing and flossing much easier! These options take between a year and two years to see optimal results on average. However, we can help speed up this process!
The Propel® System
When we move the teeth to their new positions, the jawbone structure and gums must adjust to these new positions, which is crucial for maintaining your new smile. Part of the reason that orthodontics take so much time is that on average, up to two years is needed for the jawbone and gums to solidify around the new position of your teeth. To help reduce this length of time, our team employs the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics system. Using advanced technology, this system stimulates the growth of bone tissue, improving the alignment and beauty of your smile in a much shorter time frame.
With Propel® VPro5 you can accelerate your results from the comfort of your own home. The small device is worn for about five minutes a day, and uses gentle vibrations to help encourage jawbone growth. The device is easy to use, clean, and store, offering a convenient way to speed up the treatment process!
Does Your Smile Need Braces or Aligners?
Our team can help you enjoy a straighter smile in shorter time frame than you may expect! To schedule a consultation and start your treatment, 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.