When you wear braces, this causes major changes to your smile’s appearance throughout the treatment period. But what if that wasn’t the case? What if instead your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist could use a series of ceramic brackets to make your braces less visible during your journey toward an even and healthy smile?
How Braces Fix Misalignment
Braces are a very effective choice for correcting misalignment and improving the health of your smile. After all, even teeth often mean a lower risk of cavities, gum disese, TMJ issues, and even teeth grinding. They address more severe cases in around 18 months to 2 years on average. The process involves attaching a bracket to the front sides of each tooth. A portion of a long, thin arch wire is then attached to each bracket with a band. When you see your Fort Worth orthodontist, he will then adjust the tension in the wire to begin moving the teeth and correcting the position of them.
The Esthetic Value of Ceramic Brackets
However, teen and adult patients worry about the changes that wearing metal orthodontics could bring, especially since they could be looing at two years of treatment. To ease these concerns, we don’t use metal for our brackets. Instead, we use ceramic! A lifelike material we shade to match your teeth, they mimic enamel and are barely noticeable. The material looks so natural, dentists often use it to create crowns or even replacement teeth. We design and craft them using digital imaging technology. We then connect the arch wire to them with a clear band to make them less visible.
Limiting Treatment Times
In addition to a focus on esthetics, we also employ advanced technology that could reduce the treatment time! With Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics, we provide a smile device that is worn in the mouth for five minutes a day. The device then emits gentle vibrations that stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue. As the tissue reform around the teeth quicker than they would naturally, this means the treatment time is shortened considerably. We can even provide this if you undergo treatment with Invisalign® clear aligners! If you have any questions about how we address misalignment with a cosmetic approach, or if you would like to see if tooth-colored brackets and braces are right for you, then contact our team today to learn more.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC TREATMENT?
We’re ready to start your journey to an even and beautiful smile with a variety of quality orthodontic systems. To learn more about how we approach fixing uneven teeth, 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.