Our Cosmetic Approach To Orthodontic Treatment

fort worth invisalignWhen you have an uneven smile, this could mean serious trouble for the health and function of your smile. Treatment could mean a smile that inspires confidence! Not only that, but our Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can help with cosmetic orthodontic treatments that improve the smile with a barely noticeable appearance.

The Benefits of Correcting Misalignment

Having crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth can obviously impact the overall beauty of your smile, and could cause embarrassment. But this same misalignment could also alter the health of your smile. Uneven teeth can provide places for food and drink particles to become trapped, even if you brush and floss. As a result, your smile is now vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. The changes to your bite balance could strain the jaw joints, so you’re also susceptible to TMJ disorder and even bruxism (teeth grinding). However, we can help with clear aligners or possible ceramic brackets.

Ceramic Brackets

We often use braces to address more severe cases of dental misalignment. These are very effective, and involve our team attaching metal brackets to the front of each tooth, then connecting a portion of an arch wire to each bracket with a band. During regular visits to our office, we adjust tension in the wire to shift the teeth into the proper positions. To make them less visible for our teen and adult patients, we can substitute ceramic for metal. Ceramic is a very strong material, one that can absorb daily bite forces but one that is also lifelike in appearance. We color match them to blend with your smile. using tooth-colored ceramic brackets means your braces are less visible!

The Invisalign® Process

We also have another cosmetic option for teens and adults too. This one eschews brackets and wires completely, and instead will employ a series of clear plastic aligners, which are worn each day. They fit gently over your teeth and are practically invisible. You war a set for two weeks, 20 to 23 hours a day, before moving on to the next set in the series. Your smile is gradually adjusted, with optimal results possible in as little as a year to 18 months. If you have any questions about how we correct misalignment, or about our cosmetic options, then contact our team today to schedule a consultation.


Our team wants to help shift the position of your teeth with a cosmetic approach. If you have any questions about treating your uneven smile, 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.