Can Braces Be Cosmetic?

fort worth tooth colored bracketsWhen you have an uneven smile, this malocclusion could mean poor oral health and also negative impacts on your smile’s beauty. To correct more severe misalignment, we could recommend metal braces. But for those nervous about this option, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist wants to talk about a cosmetic option with tooth-colored brackets.

Braces and Smile Correction

When we have an uneven smile, this could lead to poor oral health and embarrassment regarding your appearance. But orthodontics offer an effective means of correcting the position of the teeth to improve overall oral health and the esthetics of your smile as well. Braces can be used for more severe cases, and involves attaching a metal bracket to the front facing sides of each tooth. We then connect a portion of a thin arch wire to them with a band. Additional bands may be used to connect the upper and lower arch of your smile. Treatment usually takes about two years, although we could use Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics to cut down on the overall treatment time.

Ceramic Brackets

To make them less visible, our team can use ceramic instead of metal for the brackets. Ceramic is a durable material that is also translucent like tooth enamel, and can actually be shaded to blend with the rest of the smile seamlessly. In fact, dentists often use the same material to create lifelike crowns and even replacement teeth for these reasons. We will use the iTero® digital imaging system to create a series of images of the teeth, and use these to make a 3D impression. We can then create brackets that blend with the teeth seamlessly!

Benefits for Your Smile

Not only will your braces be less visible, but treatment would help you smile with confidence again. In addition, an even smile doesn’t provide places for food particles to become trapped, so brushing and flossing is more effective and the risk of cavities and gum disease is reduced. You also have a more balanced smile, which means a lower risk of both TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). If you have any questions about braces or about our ceramic brackets, then contact our team today. A tooth-colored treatment option is always available, so talk to our team about possible solutions today.

Do You Need Cosmetic Braces?

We would like to help you straighten your smile with a barely-noticeable orthodontic option, one that can help teens and adults alike. If you have any questions about our cosmetic orthodontic options, 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, Springtown, and all surrounding communities.