Could Ceramic Brackets Create Invisible Braces?

fort worth invisible bracesBraces tend to stand out and alter the appearance of our smiles. For this reason, many are hesitant to seek treatment that their smiles need! Fortunately, to make them less visible, then your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist could use ceramic to create tooth-colored and nearly invisible brackets as part of your braces.

The Factors Behind Misalignment

Our smiles could become uneven due to issues in childhood, such as baby teeth not falling out on schedule, impacted or misalignment permanent teeth, premature tooth loss, or even thumb sucking. In adulthood, tooth loss, injury, and wisdom tooth eruption are a few common causes too. No matter the cause, the resulting misalignment could upset your bite balance and strain your jaw joints, so TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) become more likely. Poor alignment also makes brushing and flossing difficult, so the risk of tooth decay and gum disease increases. To enjoy an attractive smile and about poor oral health, you could benefit from orthodontic treatment!

Correcting Smiles with Braces

How do braces help correct uneven smiles? Well, the orthodontist will attach brackets to the front sides of each tooth. We then take a length of arch wire and connect a portion of it to each bracket with a band. During periodic visits, our team will then adjust tension in the wire, which begins to shift the teeth into position. The process could take about two years, but with Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics, we could cut the time nearly in half. The device simply uses gentle vibrations to stimulate the growth of bone tissue around each tooth’s position.

Creating Ceramic Brackets

To make them less visible, we could create the brackets from ceramic instead of metal. Ceramic is a strong and durable material that is translucent like tooth enamel. The material is shaded to blend with the color of the tooth, making them practically invisible. They’re so lifelike that dentists often use the material to create crowns, bridges, and implant restorations that blend seamlessly with a smile.

They will then be attached to the teeth with clear bands. Overall, your orthodontics are much less visible. If you have any questions about the process of correcting your uneven teeth, or about how we create tooth-colored brackets from lifelike materials, then please contact our team today to learn more.


We know that you are image conscious, but we don’t want to let that stand between you and a straighter smile. Which is why when possible, we always take a cosmetic approach. To learn about our options for addressing misalignment in kids, teens, and adults, 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.