Did you know that using ceramic instead of metal for the brackets in your braces could mean a barely noticeable set of orthodontics? In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist will explain how we create brackets that are tooth-colored and lifelike, and how correcting uneven teeth could mean better oral health in the long run.
How Braces Fix Uneven Teeth
Did you know that crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth could make brushing and flossing difficult, and place stress on the bite balance and jaw joints, leading to a higher risk of tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, teeth grinding, and more? Which means fixing your smile’s alignment is also a boost for your overall oral health. But how do braces accomplish this? We start by assessing the extent and causes of your misalignment, so we can plan treatment carefully. Next, brackets will be placed onto the front portions of each tooth. A portion of the arch wire is then attached to each bracket with a band. When you come in to see us, we will begin tightening the arch wire to shift the position of the teeth. The total time treatment takes will depend on the extent of the misalignment, and could take between 18 months and 2 years on average.
Creating Lifelike Brackets
What could be done to limit the visibility of the braces? Instead of using metal for the brackets, we could craft them from ceramic. A metal-free material, ceramic is translucent like tooth enamel, and can even be tinted to blend with the color of each tooth. We design them with digital technology to ensure a lifelike appearance and comfortable fit. In fact, many dentists use the same material to create crowns, bridges, and implant restorations due to their natural-looking appearance. You then enjoy less visible orthodontics, making this a preferable choice for teens and adults worried about how orthodontics could impact overall appearance.
Benefits for Your Smile
When you have an even smile, you will feel confident when you smile and this could be a boost for your social life and overall quality of life. Not to mention, correcting your uneven teeth, as we touched on above, could significantly improve overall oral health and reduce the risk of common, but serious, concerns like decay, infection, or periodontal disease. If you have any questions about correcting your smile, then contact our team today.
Ready for Cosmetic Braces?
We know that correcting alignment is good for your smile, but we always want you to feel confident during treatment. To learn more about obtaining a stunning, even smile, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Haslet, Azle, and all surrounding communities.