Dental misalignment causes poor oral health and impacts the beauty of your smile. We can help correct the issue with braces and aligners, but this could take two years, or possibly more, in some cases. However, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can talk about how Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics shorten treatment times.
The Causes of Dental Misalignment
Dental malocclusion means that issues with the growth and development of your smile, or possibly injuries or other complications, have caused the teeth to erupt in an uneven manner. They may be crooked, crowded, or overlap one another. This not only impacts the esthetics of your smile, but also causes bite imbalance and jaw joint strain that can lead to major complications, including TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). This could be caused by premature tooth loss, problems with the loss of baby teeth and the eruption of permanent teeth, or issues with the size and shape of the jaw and oral structures. Treatment could mean a healthier and more attractive smile.
Why Treatment Takes Two Years
However, treating misalignment can’t be done on one or two visits, and instead could take up to two years. This is because we need to shift the teeth into new positions, and we need the gums and jawbone tissues to reform around these new positions. This takes a lot of time to accomplish, and means a commitment of 18 months to two years in many cases. But with the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics system, we can reduce the treatment time, often by up to 50% for some patients.
Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics
As part of this process, we will send you home with a small device that each day, you will wear in your mouth. The device emits gentle vibrations that stimulate the growth of the jawbone tissue around the new positions of the teeth. This helps significantly cut down on overall treatment time. The device itself is easy to use, handle or clean, and can be stored anywhere. We can examine your smile and discuss whether this is the right choice for you and a member of your family. If you have any questions about the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontic system, or about our braces or Invisalign® aligner options, then contact our team today to learn more.
Ready to Treat Your Uneven Smile?
Our team wants to help you maintain your best smile by addressing malocclusion, often with a cosmetic treatment option. If you have any questions about treating poor oral health by correcting misalignment, 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 White Settlement, North Fort Worth, and all surrounding communities.