Metal braces are an excellent way to correct the position of your teeth, so you obtain a stunning new smile and over time, better oral health as well. However, often teens and adults feel a little hesitant to receive them. To address these concerns, which often involve worries about esthetics, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist offers tooth-colored brackets!
Correcting Smiles with Braces
How do braces fix the position of your teeth? Well, we start by performing a detailed exam to assess the cause and severity of your uneven teeth. We then decide which treatment is necessary to restore your alignment. If we choose braces, we attach brackets to the front-facing sides of the teeth and connect to an arch wire with a band. When you come into the office for periodic visits, our team then adjusts the tension in this wire to begin shifting the teeth. Over time, the gums and bone tissue reform around the new positions of the teeth, correcting misalignment.
Creating Ceramic Brackets
To help reduce the visibility of the orthodontics, we don’t use metal to create the brackets placed onto your teeth. Instead, we create them from ceramic, the same material often used by dentist to create lifelike crowns. Ceramic can be shaded to blend with the color of your teeth, and is also durable and long-lasting. They significantly reduce the visibility of your braces, and the digital scanning technology we use to design them ensures they match your smile.
Long-Term Benefits of Even Smiles
When we correct your misalignment, we remove hiding places for bacteria and food particles to become trapped. Over time, these trapped particles could be broken down by bacteria, as misalignment makes removing trapped food particles with brushing and flossing difficult. However, by fixing your alignment we reduce the risk of complications associated with uneven teeth, like tooth decay and gum disease. We also restore bite balance and ease pressure on the jaw joints, which helps prevent TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). In addition to transforming the overall beauty of your smile, treatment also improves oral health and helps you avoid serious complications down the road! If you have any questions about treating minor or severe misalignment, or about our cosmetic approach, then please contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR COSMETIC BRACES?
Our team takes the beauty of your smile into account as we help straighten crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth. We want you to feel confident and comfortable during the treatment process! To learn more about your options for obtaining a straighter smile, 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.