What is cosmetic orthodontics?

One of the reasons we provide care at Freelove Orthodontics is to help patients overcome any minor or significant health concerns caused by their malocclusion. Overcrowded teeth can cause teeth grinding or friction that quickly wears away enamel, leaving the teeth vulnerable to pain, sensitivity, and decay. Improper positioning of the teeth can also make it challenging to keep the teeth and gums clean, leading to tooth decay, gum disease, infection, or even tooth loss. Misaligned bites could produce migraines, TMJ headaches, or neck pain.

However, these aren’t the only reasons we provide orthodontic care, so if you want to change your smile but don’t have any health concerns, don’t worry. You could be a candidate for cosmetic orthodontics!

What is cosmetic orthodontics?

Cosmetic orthodontics is when orthodontic treatment is provided to a patient who desires better teeth and jaw alignment but has no related health concerns. 

Why do people want it?

While it might sound odd to seek medical treatment when you don’t have medical concerns, we promise it’s not. Your smile can change your quality of life in ways that don’t directly affect your physical health. For example, did you know crooked teeth can decrease your chances of getting a job, having second dates, and even making friends? This isolation can lead to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and other mental health issues.

People pursuing cosmetic orthodontics usually try to elevate their quality of life by boosting their self-esteem and changing how people perceive them.

What are cosmetic orthodontic treatment options?

Many patients who desire cosmetic orthodontic treatment also want their treatment options to be aesthetically pleasing as well. Cosmetic treatment options are orthodontic appliances that are discreet in appearance and cause little to no disruption to the patient’s routine. 

At Freelove Orthodontics, we have a few low-profile options for our cosmetic patients. Let’s check them out.

What is cosmetic orthodontics?

Clear Aligners

One of the more popular cosmetic treatment options is clear aligners! Freelove Orthodontics offers personalized clear aligners through Invisalign, Spark, and our very own in-house lab designed and fabricated Freelove aligners. The custom-fit from both brands are comfortable for patients and make them almost impossible to see by others.

Patients love how the removability of the trays allows them to stick to their regular diet—they don’t have to miss out on movie night treats or skip their boss’s food at the potluck (unless they want to)! And because the trays need to be removed for oral hygiene, clear aligner users can perform their oral hygiene routine like normal. There’s no need to learn a new regimen when no wires or brackets are in the way!

This treatment option is perfect for patients of all ages with mild orthodontic fixes that need a little more flexibility in their care.

What is cosmetic orthodontics?

LightForce Braces

For patients with more complex issues or who don’t want to remember to wear their orthodontic appliance, we suggest considering LightForce clear braces!

Clear braces operate the same as metal braces but with more subtlety. Instead of using metal brackets, Lightforce brackets are made of tooth-colored ceramic. When combined with matching ligatures, the braces blend into the mouth and create the illusion of clear braces. Each 3D-printed bracket in your set is custom-made for your teeth, allowing Dr. Freelove to place them exactly where they need to be for precise, accurate movement, minimal divergence, and comfortable treatment.

Clear braces are an excellent option for adults and older teenagers who want a less noticeable orthodontic appliance.

InBrace Hidden Braces

For the best of both worlds, we suggest InBrace Hidden Braces! These braces can fix complicated orthodontic issues and are bonded behind the teeth for the utmost discretion.

InBrace Hidden Braces use a personalized Smartwire to adjust your teeth. Because they are preprogrammed from the start, you don’t need any tightening appointments and will only need to come for progress checkups! Though we always love seeing all our patients, we know you probably have other places you would rather be. InBrace Hidden Braces allow you to spend less time in our office and more time doing what you want.

The distinctive shape and placement of the wire permit you to eat, drink, perform oral hygiene, smile, laugh—live—as if you aren’t in treatment! No one will know unless you tell them!

Freelove Orthodontics can give you the smile you want.

You don’t have to wait for health problems to arise to obtain orthodontic treatment. You don’t even need the “threat” of problems to schedule an appointment!

At Freelove Orthodontics, we understand how much your smile can affect your life, and we proudly treat those seeking both medical and cosmetic orthodontic care. 

To find out if you are a cosmetic care or treatment candidate, contact us today! Our welcoming and knowledgeable team can answer any initial questions about us or insurance. When you’re ready, they can schedule you for a free consultation!

We look forward to meeting you and can’t wait to give your entire family high-quality care! We hope to see you soon!