Ready For Cosmetic Braces?

fort worth cosmetic bracesIf you have an uneven smile, you don’t have to live with the negative impacts on your overall oral health. Instead, we can offer treatment with a cosmetic approach. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about how we provide less visible braces with our lifelike ceramic brackets.

How Braces Work

Braces are an excellent way to treat more severe cases of dental misalignment, helping straighten the alignment of the teeth and improve the health, function, and beauty of the smile in about two years on average. The process is simple, our team will attach brackets, usually made of metal, to the front of each tooth. We then connect a portion of a thin arch wire to them with a band. For some, there will also be bands connecting the upper and lower arches. During regular visits to our office, we will gently adjust tension in the sire to shift he teeth into proper position.

Tooth-Colored Ceramic

While this is very effective for helping teens and adults strengthen their smiles, many feel uncomfortable with their visibility. To help, we can offer a less visible option. Instead of using metal for the brackets, our team will create them from ceramic. This is a durable material that can be shaded to blend with your smile. For example, dentists often use them to create crowns and even replacement teeth. We custom-make them with iTero® digital imaging, and shade them to match the rest of the tooth structure. Many appreciate this cosmetic option!

Benefits for Your Oral Health

When you straighten your teeth, you have fewer places for food and sugar particles to become trapped. This lowers the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Being even also means no pressure on the jaw joints and a balanced bite, lowering the risk of complications like bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ dysfunction. You have a healthy, bright, and functional smile, so you never hesitate to show off your smile!

If you have any questions about treating misalignment, or if you want to find out which option is right for your smile or for a member of your family, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help people of all ages in our community enjoy good oral health and a smile that inspires confidence!

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC ORTHODONTICS?

Our team wants to help treat poor alignment with a cosmetic approach, from ceramic brackets to clear aligners. If you have any questions about our ceramic brackets, 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 Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.