Just because you need orthodontic treatment, doesn’t mean we can’t accomplish this with a cosmetic approach. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist wants to help you enjoy a more even smile using our lifelike dental brackets and our clear aligners. Which one is right for you, and how do we improve the position of your teeth?
Treating Your Uneven Teeth
When you have misalignment, this means food particles could become caught in places out of reach of your toothbrush or floss, increasing the risk of bad breath, teeth stains, and even tooth decay and gum disease. Not to mention, the strain on your jaw joints and bite balance due to uneven teeth could make painful disorders like TMD and chronic teeth grinding more likely as well. Finally, you could simply feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your smile, which impacts quality of life and social situations. By treating your uneven teeth, we help prevent these complications and make you proud to smile. With a cosmetic approach, you also feel confident during the treatment process itself!
A popular choice for our teen and adult patients, Invisalign® aligners are completely clear, and made from plastic. We custom-make each set to ensure a cozy fit and to provide treatment with accuracy and precision. The process is simple. You wear a set for two weeks, 20 to 22 hours per day. After that, you move on to the next set in the series. The total treatment process takes about a year for adults, and around 18 months for teens, but the exact time will depend on two factors, the severity of the misalignment, and whether you wore them as we prescribed. During your treatment, you can remove them before meals or brushing or flossing, making eating and smile care a simple process.
What if you have more severe alignment issues, which could mean aligners are not enough? Well, in these situations metal braces may be the best option. But we can still take a cosmetic approach. The most visible part of your orthodontics are the metal brackets placed onto the front facing sides of each tooth. Instead of metal, we could craft them from ceramic. A strong material that can be shaded to blend with your smile, ceramic makes them nearly invisible! We then attach a thin metal wire with clear bands.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Orthodontics?
Our team wants to make sure you and your family obtain a more even smile using a cosmetic approach. To learn about the process of straightening your 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.