When you have poor alignment in your smile, you don’t have to spend your life hiding your teeth from the world. Instead, you can undergo orthodontic treatment. For those who need braces, we could offer a cosmetic approach. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about our tooth-colored ceramic brackets.
Your Dental Misalignment
A number of factors could cause your teeth to become crooked, crowded, or to overlap one another. This could be due to thumb sucking in childhood, the premature loss of baby teeth, impacted permanent teeth, or even complications with the growth and development of the smile or the arrival of the teeth. No matter the cause, the result is a smile with poor esthetics and a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as brushing and flossing is more difficult. The strain on your bite balance could also mean the onset of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). To avoid these issues and smile with confidence, you need orthodontics!
The Benefits of Braces
Braces are a very effective way of treating more severe cases of misalignment. The process involves our team taking detailed digital images of the smile and using them to plan the treatment process. We then attach brackets to the front facing sides of the teeth. We connect a portion of an arch wire to each bracket with a band. Additional bands may be used to connect the upper and lower set of orthodontics. During regular visits to our office, we will adjust the tension in the wire to begin shifting the teeth into proper position. The total treatment time varies, but usually takes about two years.
To help our image conscious teens and adults, we can use ceramic to create the brackets instead of metal. Ceramic is a durable material that can be shaded to blend with your smile. In fact, dentists often use it to create lifelike crowns and replacement teeth! We will use these for the upper set of teeth to make your braces much less visible during treatment.
If you have any questions about how we treat uneven smiles, or if you would like to get started in correcting your smile in 2023, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help you smile without hesitation!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT TOOTH-COLORED BRACKETS?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a cosmetic approach to smile correction! If you have any questions about improving the alignment of your 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 White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, and all surrounding communities.