People usually don’t associate orthodontic care with cosmetics. After all, braces tend to stand out, don’t they? Well, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist offers cosmetic alternatives to braces, with both clear aligners and ceramic brackets. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how we provide less noticeable solutions to minor and advanced misalignment.
The Benefits of Fixing Uneven Teeth
Did you know that poor alignment in your teeth is linked to poor overall oral health? Often, uneven teeth provide places for food particles to become trapped, out of reach when you brush and floss. As bacteria break down these particles, the teeth become coated in a layer of plaque and tartar, which over time increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Not to mention the impact of poor alignment on bite balance and jaw joint strain, which could cause both TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). To keep your smile healthy and beautiful, you need to seek smile correction for your misalignment.
Clear Aligner Technology
With Invisalign®, we offer teens and adults treatment with a series of clear aligners created from a BPA-free plastic material. They fit comfortably, prevent gum and cheek irritation, and are barely noticeable when worn. Each set is worn daily over the course of two weeks for about 20 to 22 hours per day. The total treatment time varies, but teens may need to wear them for up to 18 months, while adults usually need about a year. Either way, this is less time than braces usually require, plus you can remove your aligners before you eat or before brushing and flossing your teeth!
Braces That Blend
We also have metal braces, which can offer solutions for more severe cases of misalignment. To reduce the visibility of your orthodontics, we will place ceramic brackets onto the front facing sides of the teeth. The ceramic can be shade to ensure tooth-colored appearance, and we attach a thin arch wire with a clear band to each one. Overall, this lowers the visibility of your orthodontics. Now, to limit how long you need to wear them we may suggest the Propel® system, which employs gentle vibrations to stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue around the teeth, reducing how long treatment will take. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC ORTHODONTICS?
We would like to help you start your journey toward an even smile with treatments that you’ll barely notice. To learn more about our cosmetic braces and aligners, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, and all surrounding communities.