When you need braces, this could eventually improve the beauty and function of your smile, and even avoid the onset of oral health complications. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist will discuss how we use cosmetic materials to create brackets that blend with your smile and protect you from the risks of uneven teeth.
Fixing Uneven Teeth with Braces
Braces are an excellent way to address misalignment, especially more severe cases. The treatment involves the orthodontist carefully examining your smile with advanced digital technology to assess the cause and extent of your poor alignment. We then plan your treatment and begin by affixing a bracket to the front side of each tooth. We then attach a portion of a thin arch wire to each bracket with a band. During periodic visits at our office, we will adjust the tension in the arch to begin shifting the teeth. To limit overall treatment time, we may use the Propel® system, which employs gentle vibrations to stimulate the growth of bone tissue around the new positions of your teeth, shaving time off the treatment time.
But what can we do to ensure your metal braces are less noticeable? To start, we don’t create the brackets from metal, we use ceramic. A durable material, ceramic has been used to create lifelike crowns and other restorations by dentists, since the material can be color-matched to blend with the smile. As a result, your brackets look like tooth structure. We then use a clear band to attach the wire to the bracket, so only the very thin metal wire is visible. This option allows teen and adults to smile with confidence, and feel a little better about their experience in the 18 months to 2 years the process will typically take to complete.
How a Straighter Smile Benefits You
We’re always eager to help people obtain a straighter smile with orthodontics. We know the value of a beautiful smile, and the confidence boost that is possible. However, we also know that poor alignment has been shown to harm overall oral health too, leading to complications like tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and even chronic teeth grinding. Addressing your uneven teeth improves bite balance, prevents strained jaw joints, and reduces the risk of common oral health issues. If you have any questions about the process, then schedule a consultation with our team today!
Ready for a More Even Smile?
Our team would like to help correct uneven teeth with a cosmetic approach. To learn more about how we correct the appearance 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 Rome, Haslet, and all surrounding communities.