Correcting your uneven teeth is a great way to boost smile beauty, and also maintain good oral health over the coming years. However, the process is also a lengthy one, with many teens and adults needing to dedicate years to the process. But what if your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist could reduce treatment times with advanced technology? In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss how we do just that!
The Effectiveness of Braces
How do braces correct uneven smiles? To start, we will plan your treatment using advanced technology, and then attach brackets to the front facing sides of each tooth. We then connect portions of an arch wire to each bracket with a band. To make them less visible, we will use ceramic to create the brackets, tinting them to blend with the color of your teeth. We also employ clear bands, so the only metal is the very thin arch wire. Treatment involves adjusting tension in the wire to begin shifting the teeth in optimal positions. As we correct your smile, you only enjoy better esthetics, but a lowered risk of cavities, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and bruxism, and other complications linked to poor alignment.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
The exact time will depend on the cause and extent of your misalignment. However, since we typically use braces for more severe cases of misalignment, the total time span takes about two years. We recognize that this is a major time commitment, but with each shift of the teeth, the bone and gum tissues need to reform around these new positions, holding them secure and preparing them for the next shift as your smile is gradually corrected.
Cutting Down Treatment Time with Propel®
The Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics are used to reduce the amount of time need to allow bone tissue and gums to reform around the new, optimal positions of your teeth. To accomplish this, we send you home with the Propel® VPRO5. A small hand-held device, this is placed into the mouth and worn for about five minutes a day. Gentle vibrations then stimulate the growth of bone tissue. The device is easy to clean and store, and simple to use as well. If you have any questions about how we approach correcting uneven smiles, or about the Propel® process, then please contact our team today. We would love to help you obtain a better smile!
Do You Have Questions About Our Orthodontic Technologies?
We know that an even smile offers a more attractive appearance and improve oral health too. To learn more about the process of correcting uneven smiles, 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.