While effective, traditional braces are very visible and may not be the optimal choice for teens or adults. However, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist provides an alternative that uses tooth-colored ceramic brackets to make the braces less visible. In today’s blog, we’re discussing how we provide a less noticeable option for those in need of braces!
The Value of Braces
Metal braces are an excellent way to address more severe case of misalignment, helping people enjoy even and healthy smiles once again. The process involves brackets being placed onto the front sides of each tooth. A metal wire is then connected to these brackets, a portion of it attached to each one with a band. The orthodontist will then adjust tension in the arch wire each visit to begin shifting the teeth into option possible, correcting misaligned in about 18 months to 2 years. While effective, they do alter the appearance of your smile, as they’re quite visible. Fortunately, we can help reduce the visibility!
Creating Ceramic Brackets
Instead of affixing metal brackets, our team will use ceramic one. Ceramic is a strong material that mimics the appearance of natural enamel. In fact, dentists often use it to create crowns and replacement teeth for this reason! The material can also be color-matched to blend with your smile. We design them based on detailed digital images we take with the iTero® digital scanning system. The images will let us craft brackets that blend with your smile. We then use clear bands to attach the metal arch wire to them. We could also use the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics system as part of your treatment. You will place a small device in hour mouth for five minutes a day. The device then uses gentle vibrations to stimulate the growth of bone and gum tissue, reducing the amount of time it takes for your smile to reform around the new positions of your teeth!
The Benefits of an Even Smile
An even smile means food is less likely to become caught in your teeth, and that you smile with confidence. You also have an easier time brushing and flossing. But esthetics aside, an even smile has been shown to reduce the risk of complications like tooth decay and gum disese, and also fight TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) to keep your smile strong and comfortable. If you have any questions about our ceramic tooth-colored brackets, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC ORTHODONTICS?
Our team wants to provide nearly invisible options for correcting misalignment. To learn more about fixing uneven teeth with a cosmetic touch, 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.