Cosmetic Orthodontics Provide Barely Noticeable Treatment

fort worth clear alignersYou usually don’t associate orthodontics with cosmetics, but we know that teens and adults feel more comfortable when their braces are not as noticeable. To offer a cosmetic approach, we could use ceramic brackets for braces, or create clear plastic aligners. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about Invisalign® and tooth-colored brackets!

Choosing Your Treatment

First, we need to help you find out which option is right for you. To begin, we will carefully examine your smile with digital x-rays and CT imaging technology, so we can assess the cause and extent of your misalignment. We also take your age and underlying oral health concerns into account too. Our team will then select the best option to correct your uneven smile. Remember, addressing your malocclusion not only offers a more attractive smile, btu can lower the risk of complications like tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and even bruxism (chronic teeth grinding).

Tooth-Colored Brackets

If you have a more severe case of misalignment, then our team may recommend braces. These are very effective for tackling substantial cases of misalignment. The process involves placing brackets into the front of each tooth, and then we connect a portion of an arch wire to them with a band. While the brackets are usually made from metal, we can instead create them from ceramic. A lifelike and durable material, this can be shaded to blend with your smile. In fact, dentists often use them to create lifelike crowns or replacement teeth. We then use a clear band to connect the thin arch wire to them. Your metal orthodontics are then substantially less visible! The total treatment period takes about two years on average, although we could discuss using the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics system to limit treatment time.

Invisalign® Aligners

The most cosmetic option of all is Invisalign®. No metal brackets or wires, no colorful bands wither. Instead, we will create a series of clear aligners from a BPA-plastic material, each one custom-made for your smile using the iTero® digital imaging system. They will fit comfortably and be barely noticeable, addressing misalignment for teens and adults in as little as one year in many cases. They’re also removable, so eating and brushing and flossing is a much simpler process.

If you have any questions about our cosmetic orthodontics, or if you’re ready to schedule an initial consultation to see which is right for you, then contact our team today to learn more.


We want to offer practically invisible solutions for poor alignment. If you would like to find out more about cosmetic orthodontic treatments, call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX today at (817) 236-7846.