Braces are an excellent way of correcting both minor and more severe cases of misalignment, helping patients in their teen and adult years obtain a healthier and more attractive smile. However, despite this, few people are excited to wear them, worried about the impact they have on their overall appearance. To combat this, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist actually uses tooth-colored brackets to limit the visibility of metal braces.
Treating Poor Alignment With Braces
How do orthodontics help correct misalignment? First, we will examine your smile to see if this is the best choice for your misalignment. If so, then we attach brackets to the front of your teeth, and then connect a thin arch wire to them with a band. During periodic visits to our office, we adjust the tension in the wire to begin moving the teeth into preferred positions. As the jawbone tissue and gums reform around the teeth, this holds them in their new positions. We use this option to address minor and more severe cases of misalignment, allowing our patients to enjoy improved smile beauty and oral health.
Creating Brackets that Blend with Your Smile
Traditionally, the brackets are made from metal. However, with our tooth-colored alternative, we craft them from ceramic. A strong and durable material, ceramic is also translucent like tooth enamel and can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. Which means when placed, they blend with your smile seamlessly. We then hold the thin wire in place with clear bands, further limiting the overall appearance of your braces. You then feel less self-conscious throughout your treatment process!
What About Aligners?
Now, for some patients we may avoid braces altogether, instead taking detailed digital impressions and images and using them to design a series of aligners that fit snugly over the teeth. A set is worn for about two weeks, 20 to 22 hours a day. After about a year, most people see optimal results, with a more even smile without the use of metal orthodontics at all. Both of these options work for qualifying teens and adults, and we will help you choose the best option for you. If you have any questions about the dangers of misalignment, or about how to treat your uneven teeth, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR COSMETIC ORTHODONTICS?
Our team employs tooth-colored brackets to help reduce the visibility of your metal orthodontics. To learn more about improving the health, beauty and function of your smile, 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.