Here at Lee A. Mahlmann, DDS, MS’s orthodontic clinic in Richmond, Texas, Dr. Lee Mahlmann often recommends traditional braces to correct misaligned teeth. The synergy between the brackets, wires, and other orthodontic components is intended to gradually alter the position of your teeth.
This will give you a more appealing smile while also reducing your chances of suffering dental attrition and dental fractures in the future.
If you are uncomfortable with the overt appearance of braces hardware on your smile, Dr. Lee Mahlmann can apply a porcelain glaze to many of the components. This special dental material that he can shade to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This will make it hard for the casual observer to notice the braces hardware in your mouth.
It’s important to note that your porcelain glazed braces will require daily care. Certain foods and activities can potentially damage braces hardware or cause a contrast between your natural tooth enamel and the porcelain material.
Eating sticky foods, candy, and chewing gum can potentially cause significant damage to your braces. These substances can easily become stuck and potentially bend a wire, or loosen a band, or bracket. On the other end of the spectrum, chewing hard foods, hard candy, or crunching down on ice can also cause significant damage to your braces.
If you live in the Richmond, Texas, area and the alignment of your teeth needs to be corrected, you should call 281-342-6311 to schedule a consultation at Lee A. Mahlmann, DDS, MS.