Metal braces are an excellent way to correct misalignment and help improve the health and beauty of your smile. However, that doesn’t mean that teens and adults in Fort Worth, TX, are excited to wear them! To help reduce the visibility of your metal orthodontics, we may suggest lifelike ceramic brackets.
How Do Braces Fix Misalignment?
Braces are an excellent means of correcting misalignment and improving your oral health in the process. We start by affixing metal brackets to the front-facing sides of the teeth and then attach a thin arch wire to them. During periodic visits to our office we will examine your smile and then adjust the tension in the dire to being moving the teeth to optimal solutions. The jawbone tissue and gums will then begin to grow and secure the teeth in their new positions. Treatment time depends on the cause and extent of your misalignment, but usually takes about two years.
Creating Ceramic Brackets
To help reduce their visibility, we don’t use metal to create the brackets. Instead, we craft them from ceramic. A metal-free material, ceramic is translucent like tooth enamel and can actually be shaded to match the color of your teeth. Each one is custom-made specifically for your smile. We design them using the iTero® digital scanning system, which replaces the need to bite down on molds and create a physical impression. Instead, digital technology allows us to gather images quickly and conveniently, combine them into a 3D model, designing the brackets with greater precision and accuracy. The same technology helps create our Invisalign® aligners, TMJ appliances, and retainers.
The Benefits of an Even Smile
By correcting your misalignment, you help reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Crooked and crowded teeth make proper brushing and flossing difficult, allowing food to become trapped between the teeth and broken down by harmful bacteria, leading to plaque buildup and a higher cavity risk, as well as gum inflammation and gum disease. Treatment also helps reduce strain on the jaw joints and ease bite balance, reducing the likelihood of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Of course, you also feel confidence and happy with your new smile, and eager to show it off to the world. If you have any questions about our clear brackets or about braces in general, then please contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Want a Straighter Smile?
For people of all ages with minor or severe misalignment, we can help limit the appearance or orthodontics with tooth-colored brackets. To schedule a 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 Springtown, Rome, and all surrounding communities.