Self-ligating braces have helped many patients in Oak Lawn straighten their teeth, but those orthodontic devices aren’t the best option for everyone. Invisible braces are an excellent alternative to metal or ceramic braces, and we are proud to offer these devices to all patients who would like to smile with confidence. Here is a quick look at some of the most common types of invisible braces and a few reasons why you might benefit from one of these devices.
The importance of treating a crooked smile
Many patients never even consider straightening their teeth, but that can be a serious mistake. Having a crooked smile will increase your risk of dozens of different health complications. All of your teeth support one another, and any problems with their alignment will prevent that from happening. Patients who have crooked teeth suffer from much higher rates of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and dental fractures. Those are just a few of the reasons why it is so important to consider your restorative treatment options.
In addition to metal brackets, we also offer clear braces with ceramic brackets. Ceramic is a popular material among dentists and orthodontists because it is natural-looking, durable, and resistant to bacteria. The ceramic posts will match the natural tone of your teeth, and that is going to make them less noticeable. Once the ceramic braces have been installed, you can care for them just as if they were metal braces.
Invisalign® aligners have become quite popular over the last few years. These invisible trays straighten your teeth just like metal braces, but they can be taken out at any time. They are also very easy to care for. You might be a good candidate for Invisalign® invisible braces if you have minor alignment issues with your upper or lower teeth.
Schedule an appointment at Petty & Bielik Orthodontics in Oak Lawn if you would like to learn more about any of these advanced orthodontic devices. Contact us today to book a free initial consultation.