Your Hometown Premier Orthodontic Practice!
Looking to straighten your teeth? There are many orthodontists to choose from in the Darien area. Most of these orthodontists are highly skilled and experienced professionals who will do a great job straightening teeth.
However, going to the dentist is often a nerve-wracking experience. It’s a good idea to find a warm, welcoming place where you’ll feel comfortable and at home. It’s possible when you choose Hinsdale Ortho.
Our team will make you and your family feel welcome as soon you walk in. We don’t just do the bare minimum. We go above and beyond for every patient who walks in the door.
If you’re looking for a smile that you can show off with confidence, the Darien dentists at Hinsdale Ortho can help. Schedule a consultation today by calling (630) 608-6676.
Orthodontic Treatment for Children
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children see an orthodontist by age 7. By this time, children tend to have a mix of primary and adult teeth. An orthodontist can see if a problem exists, and if so, what type of treatment is recommended and when to start it. Most children do not get braces this early, though. They often wait until ages 10-14.
Signs that your child may need orthodontic care include:
- Loss of primary teeth too early or too late
- Difficulty biting or chewing
- Clicking or shifting jaws
- Cheek biting
- Mouth breathing
Keep in mind that most orthodontic problems are inherited. However, some can develop over time due to thumb sucking, dental disease, poor dental hygiene, and accidents.
Orthodontic Care for Teens
A majority of teens in the United States have some sort of orthodontic treatment. Most start orthodontic treatment between the ages of 12 and 16 because most adult teeth have grown in by this time. Orthodontic issues like misaligned teeth, gaps, crowding, issues with bite and alignment are easily detected in teenagers. Plus, the process is much easier for teens when many of their friends are also going through it.
A straight smile can help your teen’s confidence as they get older. They will be taking selfies more, as well as smiling for graduation photos and going on job interviews. Other benefits include:
- Shortened treatment time due to softer bone
- Less painful
- Reduced need for tooth extraction
- Ability to provide room for crowded, erupting teeth
- Restored facial symmetry and aesthetics
Orthodontics for Adults
You don’t have to be a child to enjoy a dazzling smile and get the dental issues you are facing attended to. Even as an adult, you can use braces or aligners to straighten your teeth. If you’re tired of hiding your smile, enjoy newfound confidence with a new look.
You may think fixing your smile will be inconvenient. Know that modern orthodontic treatments are more comfortable and less noticeable than ever, so it’s super convenient to improve your smile.
However, keep in mind that there are a few differences between adult treatment and teen treatment. First, the jaw has finished developing in adulthood, so it’s not possible to change the underlying jaw structure for adults with out jaw surgery, which is something that we do not provide. Second, periodontal disease is a bigger concern for adults. This can cause tooth decay or even tooth loss. That will need to be treated before beginning orthodontic treatment. If you have any questions about that, contact our orthodontic specialist today to see how we can start you on a path to having straight teeth and a straighter smile!
How Can I Straighten My Permanent Teeth?
Straightening Your Smile With Clear Aligners
Many people are opting for clear aligner systems from manufacturers such as Invisalign and Spark to straighten their teeth. While both are similar in many ways, there are some differences.
While both use clear plastic, the materials they use are different. Invisalign uses a material called SmartTrack, while Spark uses TruGen. TruGen is said to be more comfortable, as it uses medical-grade polyurethane resin with hand-trimmed and polished edges for added comfort.
Spark is also more stain-resistant. Because Spark aligners are a newer product, they have an advantage when it comes to stain resistance. The system uses a patented material that is designed to resist staining from coffee, tea, and other beverages.
Invisalign, however, is more popular. Most people interested in aligners have heard of Invisalign, as it is more widely available. Spark, on the other hand, is available only through a network of orthodontists.
No matter the type of aligner you chose to use, both will help you achieve the perfect smile!
Straightening Your Smile With Traditional Braces
Braces may seem old school, but they are actually a good choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Braces can help close gaps and get teeth straightened quickly when compared to aligners, which means a better smile in less time. They are also the most cost-effective option.
Hinsdale Ortho also offers Damon braces, which work a little differently. Instead of ceramic brackets and elastic bands, these braces use metal slides to hold arch wires in place. These are known as self ligating braces! The Damon system reduces friction and improves oral hygiene by eliminating elastic ties. Damon braces gradually move your teeth over time while offering increased mobility and flexibility. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces and can come in many colors and we also offer clear braces!
Why Choose Our Orthodontic Professionals?
Hinsdale Ortho has hundreds of satisfied patients. Many people have given us a chance to improve their smiles and you should too. We use cutting-edge technologies and have the experience to back it up.
With resources such as Invisalign® and Damon® braces, we strive to give each patient the best treatment possible. Our orthodontists, Dr. Riccio and Dr. Blair, have the knowledge and experience to know what will work to get you the smile you have always dreamed about.
Along with five-star reviews, we have a strong reputation in the community. We work closely with many oral health specialists in the area to help you get the smile you deserve.
Contact Our Orthodontist today!
Hinsdale Ortho is a highly rated and award winning orthodontic office that offers a warm and welcoming environment. When you visit our office, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, resulting in a straightened smile that’s just right for you.