When you have a more severe case of dental misalignment, this could lead to serious oral health issues unless treated. While braces are very effective, we know that many teens and adults worry about these and how they impact professional appearances. But we have a cosmetic alternative! In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about tooth-colored brackets.
The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
We urge people with misalignment, even if their malocclusion is minor, to seek treatment because this can improve their oral health and safeguard their smile. Uneven teeth provide places for food and drink particles to become stuck, often beyond the reach of toothbrush bristles and floss, so the risk of tooth decay and gum disease increases. The strain on the jaw joints also increases the risk of painful complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), which can damage smiles further. Treatment also helps people feel more confident about their smiles, and less self-conscious in social situations. If you have severe misalignment but want an even smile, we could make this possible with braces.
Applying Ceramic Brackets
Braces involve attaching brackets to the front facing side of the teeth. We then connect these brackets with an arch wire, held in place with bands. Typically, the brackets are made from metal. But we could create the upper set from ceramic, making them less visible. Ceramic is a strong and durable material, one that dentists often use for crowns and even replacement teeth. The material can also be shaded to offer a more natural appearance, blending with the smile. Which means your brackets, the largest and most visible portion of your braces, will blend with your smile. We then connect the thin arch wire with clear bands to make your orthodontics much less noticeable.
Treating Your Misalignment
Once your braces are in place, we will adjust the tension in your arch wires to gently shift the teeth into optimal positions, so you can gradually obtain an even and beautiful smile, as well as better oral health too. If you have dental misalignment and want to obtain a straighter smile, then let us know. We will conduct a detailed examination to decide on the best option for your smile, so you can finally obtain the even teeth you’ve always desired. Our team is ready to help you, so give us a call now to schedule a visit for you or a member of your family, as we treat kids and adults alike!
Talk With Your Fort Worth, TX Orthodontist About Tooth-Colored Braces
We can offer a less noticeable and lifelike solution to more severe cases of dental misalignment. If you would like to find out more, call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX today at (817) 236-7846. Whether you have minor or more severe cases of misalignment, we’re ready to help!