Metal braces correct more substantial cases of misalignment, helping teens and adults obtain even and healthy smiles. However, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist understands that few people are eager to wear metal braces, so we help our patients with lifelike brackets created using ceramic. We can’t wait to see for treatment just as soon as possible, and would like to talk about our cosmetic orthodontic options, including ceramic brackets!
How Do Braces Fix Poor Alignment?
We start by affixing a bracket to the front-facing sides of your teeth. We then attach an arch wire to these brackets with a band. During periodic visits, your orthodontist will adjust tension in the wire to begin moving the teeth into more optimal positions. We may also use Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics to stimulate the growth of bone tissue and reduce the time needed for your smile to adjust to the new positions of your teeth. Total treatment time varies, depending on the cause and extent of misalignment, and the patient’s age, but usually take about one to two years. Treating misalignment has been shown to lower the risk of issues like cavities, gum disese, TMJ disorder, bruxism, and more.
Creating Ceramic Brackets
Instead of metal, we can create your brackets from ceramic. Dentists often use this material to create crowns and inlays and onlays, as the material can be shaded to match the color of surrounding tooth structure. We take detailed digital impressions of your smile to help us design and craft your brackets. When placed, they will blend with your smile and significantly reduce the visibility of your braces. Our other cosmetic orthodontic options include Invisalign®, in which we replace all metal orthodontics with a series of clear aligners custom-made for your smile.
When to See Our Team
If you have minor or severe misalignment, as soon as stay-at-home recommendations lift, we will open to offer treatment and help correct your smile. In the meantime, we’re still available for orthodontic emergencies, such as loose or lost bands and brackets, stray wires that cause discomfort, poor-fitting headgear, damaged aligners, or even discomfort that doesn’t subside after a day or two. If you have any questions about our approach to emergency procedures, or about our cosmetic solutions for uneven smiles, then contact our team today to learn more.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FIXING MISALIGNMENT?
If you have an uneven smile, then our team is ready to help with barely noticeable orthodontics, such as ceramic brackets or even a series of clear aligners. To learn more about fixing crooked or crowded teeth, 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.