Braces are often the perfect choice for correcting misalignment particularly for more severe cases. However, many teens and adults worry about how braces will alter their appearance during the treatment period. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist will explain how we make these braces less visible with ceramic brackets.
Crafting Your Lifelike Brackets
First, let’s talk about how braces work. We will begin by placing brackets onto the front-facing side of each tooth. We then connect a portion of an arch wire to each one with a band. The orthodontist then adjusts tension in the wire to begin shifting the teeth into proper position. To make them less visible, we don’t use metal for the brackets. Instead, we craft them from ceramic using advanced digital technology to design them. Each one is color-matched to blend with your smile. Dentists use ceramic because the material can be color-matched to look natural and blend with the rest of the smile, so we use the same to make your orthodontics much less visible! We even connect the wire to them with a clear band.
Placement and Treatment
We take detailed images of your smile with the iTero® digital scanning system, which allows us to plan and craft the brackets in a lab setting. We then attach them and connect the band and arch wire. The orthodontics will adjust the tension in periodic visits to begin shifting the teeth into proper alignment. Treatment typically takes about two years, but we could reduce the overall treatment time with the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontic system, which employs gentle vibrations to stimulate the growth of bone and gum tissues around the new position of your teeth. For some, this could cut treatment time in half!
The Benefits of an Even Smile
When you correct your misalignment, this could help reduce the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) by preserving the balance of your bite. You also enjoy a reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as the teeth are now easier to thoroughly brush and floss each day. You may also feel more confident when you smile, which can improve your social interactions and your overall quality of life. If you have any questions about how we correct misalignment, or if you would like to find out if these lifelike brackets are right for your treatment, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC BRACES?
We want to help you enjoy a perfectly aligned smile with less visible orthodontics. To learn how we address minor and severe cases of poor alignment, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, and all surrounding communities.