Our team understands that people want straighter smiles, but may feel hesitant to take on braces for up to two years. Which is why we’ve embraced a cosmetic approach when possible, so patients feel less self-conscious during treatment. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about cosmetic orthodontics.
Choosing the Best Option
We have two options to help correct minor and severe cases of misalignment with a cosmetic approach. But which one will be right for your smile? To find out, our team will first sit down and take a close look at your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral imaging. We also look at your dental history too. Once we understand the cause and extent of your misalignment, we will choose the best option for carefully and effectively shift the position of your teeth and correct your misalignment. Each one will be tailored to your unique smile, as there is no one-size-fits-all approach to orthodontic care.
If you have more severe misalignment, then we will likely opt for braces. These can correct major causes and offer an even smile in about two years, and we can use technology like Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics to help limit this time significantly when possible. To make them less visible, we will attach ceramic brackets to the front of the teeth instead of metal ones. Ceramic can be shaded to blend with your tooth and be nearly invisible. Dentists use this same material to create replacement teeth for this exact reason. We then connect a very thin arch wire with clear bands to the brackets. This helps your braces remain less noticeable throughout the treatment process.
The most invisible option is of course Invisalign®. This doesn’t require the use of brackets or wires at all. Instead, we will gently reposition the teeth with a series of clear and cozy plastic aligners, each one custom-made for the smile to ensure good esthetics and a comfortable fit. They then shift the teeth into position over the course of about a year, and can be removed before meals or brushing and flossing. You can even take them out for special occasions too!
If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or about which one is right for you, then contact our team today to schedule a consultation. An even smile is always possible!
Do You Want a Straighter Smile?
We’re here to help smiles of all ages with cosmetic orthodontic treatment options. If you have any questions about improving poor alignment, or if you would like to schedule an appointment soon, please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Springtown, Rome, and all surrounding communities.