Discretion With Tooth-Colored Brackets

Girl wearing braces on orange backgroundWhile our recent blogs discuss the orthodontic benefits of clear aligner therapy, sometimes you require the service of traditional bracket-and-wire braces to properly straighten your teeth. While wearing Invisalign addresses your malocclusion in the utmost discreet manner, there are steps we can take to minimize the appearance of your traditional orthodontic appliance. This benefits both kids and adults who worry if braces will cause any unwanted distractions or garner negative attention.

At your Ft. Worth, TX, orthodontic practice, we use tooth-colored brackets when designing your braces. Modern materials provide desirable esthetic benefits by blending into the natural shade of your tooth’s enamel. This helps you correct issues with the spacing of your teeth and improve your oral health when aligner therapy is not appropriate.

Fixing The Position Of Your Teeth

When you think about orthodontic treatment, you may first concentrate on the cosmetic benefits of a beautiful straighter smile. While improving your confidence in your appearance brings us joy, we encourage correcting your alignment to protect your oral health as well! Crowded or misaligned teeth can cause discomfort and functional problems when chewing or speaking. Failing to correct their position can increase your risk for gum disease and tooth decay as enamel prematurely wears away from the pressure of an uneven bite. Because the decision to begin orthodontic treatment is a personal one, you should consult your orthodontist to determine how these services best help you.

Discreet Treatment Through Modern Materials

If you place importance on discretion when seeking orthodontic correction, we will select materials that help your appliance blend in naturally with your smile. While Invisalign clear aligners are practically invisible to the naked eye, tooth-colored brackets help reduce their appearance when you require a bracket-and-wire solution. Because braces can provide a comprehensive realignment of your smile in situations where aligners do not work, a discreet bracket solution can reduce your hesitancy to pursue this traditional treatment option.

Placing Your Bracket-And-Wire Braces

To begin, we will attach a ceramic bracket to the front of each one of your teeth. We then thread a metal archwire throughout each bracket to connect your appliance to each row of teeth. Depending upon your treatment schedule, you will visit our office periodically to adjust the tension of your wire and pull your teeth into position. For patients who require banding the brackets to apply additional force, we can customize their color as well to match your esthetic concerns.

Talk To Your Fort Worth, TX Orthodontist About Wearing Tooth-Colored Brackets

Tooth-colored brackets help your orthodontic appliance blend in with your natural smile when you wear traditional braces. If you would like to find out more about this treatment, call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX today at (817) 236-7846.