Orthodontics for Kids, Teens and Adults in Fort Worth
Orthodontics aren’t just for kids – anyone, at any age, may decide to improve their smile. At
Lake Country Dental in Fort Worth, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments to fix crooked or misaligned teeth.
Orthodontics is the art of straightening a smile. It usually involves the use of braces to slowly conform the alignment, spacing, and direction of teeth to a model that best fits ones lips and gums, resulting in straight rows of teeth that sit comfortably and naturally in their proper position. Orthodontics may also involve realigning the jaw using special devices, e.g. a Herbst appliance, to help the jaw develop in the correct direction. These devices are generally used for kids or teenagers rather than young adults – however, orthodontics is not only for the young. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists says that 1 out of every 5 orthodontic patients are over 21. As we age, many adults want to feel better than ever about their smile, appearance and overall oral health.
Early prevention is helpful; therefore, many orthodontic patients are children or teens. By addressing problems early, our dentist is often able to eliminate the need for more invasive procedures later in life, such as dental surgery or extractions. At Lake Country Dental in Fort Worth, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options to help children, teens, and adults get the smiles they deserve.
Lake Country Dental offers the following orthodontic services:
- Clear braces
- Ceramic braces
- Self-ligating braces
- Lingual (behind the tooth) braces
- Invisible braces
- Traditional metal braces
- Retainers and Expanders
Treatment Options for Adults
At Lake Country Dental in Fort Worth, we can give you the confidence and comfort of a great smile subtly – often times subtly enough that only your closest friends or relatives will know that you have braces at all. When you meet with our dentist, Dr. Jeff Gilson, he will discuss which option is best for your comfort and aesthetic needs.
If you would like to learn more about orthodontic treatment here at our practice, feel free to call us at 817-236-8771 and schedule a free orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Gilson.