braces in chicago

Dental braces come in many different shapes and sizes. Traditional metal, ceramic or lingual (depending on the patient’s needs) are just some examples that may help straighten your teeth out!

Some types have advantages over others, so it is essential to consider all options before deciding which one will work best for you and help prevent potential future problems with your chosen treatment.

Our team includes some of the best orthodontists in Chicago, and here are some of the orthodontics solutions we provide according to our patient’s needs.

Traditional Metal Braces:

Metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment. They are made of stainless steel, which bonds to your teeth and moves them into place with an archwire that fastens behind each tooth, holding everything in place. You can easily get used to wearing them during mealtime! These braces come in various colors/elastics for kids who love showing off their new looks.

Iconix Braces:

In the world of braces, there is a new kind that everyone’s talking about. Made from stainless steel, unlike traditional braces, Iconix Braces offer an excellent alternative for those who want an elegant look without having to deal with nickel sensitivity or maintenance issues associated with other types of orthodontic treatment options such as wire-brushing. 

Lingual Braces:

Like traditional wire braces, Lingual braces can be made of metal and attached to the inside. However, these types have significant disadvantages, such as being less effective than their counterparts; taking longer to align teeth properly due to tongue intrusion, which may cause discomfort for patients who come into direct contact with the lingua (the part between our cheeks). Additionally, they are also harder to clean. 

Clear Aligners:

These aligners were introduced by Invisalign. The major advantage of such aligners over other orthodontic solutions is that they are transparent and almost invisible. Clear aligners are also relatively easy to maintain. Clear aligners are, however, more expensive than traditional braces.

Ceramic Braces:

Ceramic braces are a bit more prominent than metal ones. But they do help straighten teeth in an aesthetically pleasing manner. These braces are relatively economical, but one must take special care for their maintenance and cleanliness as stains accumulate easily on these.
At Chicago Orthodontics, we value your time and comfort. We keep our treatments, time slots, and procedures well thought out and precise for your maximum comfort and flexibility. Get in touch today and learn more about how to get your perfect smile.