People are familiar with Invisalign® and other systems that use clear aligners. However, we’ve found that few know that we also have options to help make your metal braces a little more cosmetic in nature. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist will look at how we make your braces less visible with tooth-colored brackets.
The Benefits of Braces
While clear aligners are often great for most cases of misalignment, sometimes we encounter situations in which a more substantial treatment option is required. Braces can correct severe cases of misalignment, restoring the beauty of your smile and improve your overall oral health. Treatment involves placing a metal bracket onto the front facing side of each tooth. We then connect them with a thin arch wire. As we adjust tension in the wire, we begin moving the teeth into more optimal positions. The process tends to take about two years, although with Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics, we could significantly reduce this time for some patients!
Crafting a Tooth-Colored Bracket
Often, teens and adults hesitate to embrace braces, even though they offer better oral health. They worry about the impact on their appearance during treatment. However, with brackets created from ceramic instead of metal, we offer a more attractive smile throughout the process. Ceramic is translucent like tooth enamel, and we can tint it to blend with your smile. In fact, this lifelike appearance and durable nature is why dentists often create crowns, dental bridges, inlays, and onlays from them. Using digital technology, we will design and create a set that looks natural and blends with your smile, limit orthodontic visibility.
Long-Term Health Benefits of an Even Smile
When you have an even smile, you no longer have the hiding places for food particles to become trapped, which lowers the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. You also restore balance to your smile, which means no inordinate pressure on the jaw joints and a reduced likelihood of developing complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). If you have any questions about our cosmetic approach to orthodontics, then contact our team today. We would love to perform an exam and offer a consultation to see if this is the right choice for your smile, and help you enjoy a stunning, even smile.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC BRACES?
Our team wants to help you feel proud of your smile’s appearance by offering less visible orthodontics. In addition, we also have the Invisalign® clear aligner system for our patients! To learn more about our approach to crafting ceramic components, 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.