When you have uneven smiles, you likely assume correcting the issue means suffering through years of very noticeable metal braces. We understand your concerns, which is why, when possible, we like to offer a cosmetic approach. With tooth-colored ceramic brackets, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist could help offer braces that blend with your smile.
The Benefits of Correcting Smiles
Braces are a great and effective way to tackle severe cases of dental misalignment. They help shift the teeth into more optimal positions, so you have an even and healthier smile. Addressing your misalignment helps lower your risk of cavities and gum disease, as brushing and flossing thoroughly is easier, and also lowers the risk of complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Finally, you can enjoy a renewed sense of self confidence each time you smile!
A Cosmetic Approach
We begin with a thorough initial examination, so we can assess the cause and extent of your misalignment and then prescribe the most appropriate treatment option. If you benefit from braces, then we will use iTero® imaging technology to design and set of brackets made with ceramic. This is a durable material, one that can be color-matched to blend with your teeth. Their strength and lifelike appearance means that dentists often use them for crowns and replacement teeth. We then attach these brackets to the front facing sides of each tooth. Once affixed in place, they will blend with the tooth seamlessly. Next, we connect a portion of a very thin metal arch wire to each bracket with a clear band. This helps significantly reduce the visibility of your braces during the treatment process! We will adjust tension in the wire to begin moving the teeth into proper positions, and total treatment could take about two years.
What About Shorter Treatment Times?
We could potentially use an advanced technology to offer results in a shorter time frame. Braces take so long because the bone tissue and gums need to reform around the new positions of the teeth throughout the process. With the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics system we send you home with a small device that uses gentle vibrations to stimulate the growth of bone tissue, often cutting treatment times in half for some patients! If you have any questions about our tooth-colored ceramic brackets, or about orthodontics in general, then contact our team today.
Interested in Our Cosmetic Treatments?
We have orthodontic treatment options to improve the alignment of your smile. If you have any questions about how we offer a cosmetic approach, 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.