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La Grange Braces

High Quality Braces by Hinsdale Ortho

Some of us must deal with less-than-perfect teeth, which can affect your smile and self-esteem. Even minor misalignment issues can cause issues for your entire body. Plaque could build up in your mouth, causing gum disease, infections, high blood pressure, and even cancer.

Braces can help in this regard. Dental braces use brackets and wires to align teeth and help patients achieve their best smile! They are highly affective and many children and adults of all ages use them! It is estimated that 4 million people in the United States have braces, and 25% of them are adults

If you are dealing with alignment issues in your mouth, you need help from an orthodontist who truly cares about you. Hinsdale Ortho can help you achieve a beautiful smile. Our La Grange orthodontists can straighten your teeth with ease. We are serving all of those in La Grange Park, Western Springs, and all surrounding communities. Are you a candidate for braces? Schedule a consultation with our La Grange orthodontist office today to learn more.

How Do Braces Work?

Braces work by applying constant pressure to the teeth, causing them to move gradually into the correct position. The braces consist of brackets that are bonded to the teeth, as well as wires that connect the brackets together. The brackets serve as anchors for the wires, which are tightened at regular intervals.

When the wires are tightened, they exert pressure on the teeth. This pressure allows the tooth to move gradually into the desired position.

The length of time that a patient wears braces varies depending on the severity of the problem and the age of the patient. Most people wear braces for 1-3 years. After the braces are removed, the patient may need to wear a retainer for a period of time to prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original position.

Advantages of Braces

Braces can help you in many ways. Here are some benefits of braces:

  • Correct misaligned teeth. The primary function of braces is to correct misaligned or crooked teeth. Braces apply constant pressure on the teeth, gradually moving them into the correct position.
  • Improve bite. Braces can also correct bite issues such as overbite, underbite, and crossbite. These bite problems can cause jaw pain and difficulty chewing, and correcting them with braces can improve overall oral health.
  • Prevent future dental problems. Misaligned teeth and bite problems can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. By correcting these issues with braces, future dental problems can be prevented.
  • Improve speech. Misaligned teeth and bite issues can also affect speech, causing difficulty pronouncing certain words or sounds.You can improve speech by getting braces.
  • Improve overall oral health. By correcting misaligned teeth and bite issues with braces, you can reduce the risk of future dental problems and promote proper chewing and digestion.
  • Boost self-confidence. Many people feel self-conscious about their crooked teeth or bite issues. Correcting these problems with braces can boost self-confidence and improve self-esteem. And with clear braces available, you can feel great even while your teeth are changing!

Damon Braces

Damon braces are a variation of traditional braces. They are also used to correct misaligned teeth and jaws, but they work a little differently. Instead of using elastic bands to hold the wire in place, Damon braces use a slide mechanism. This mechanism allows the teeth to move more freely and with less friction.

Damon braces also use self-ligating brackets, which means the brackets have a built-in clip that holds the wire in place. This reduces the amount of pressure on the teeth. This means less discomfort and fewer adjustments needed during treatment.

Damon braces require fewer office visits than other braces, as they use lighter forces to move teeth. This reduces the likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease.

Damon braces can be a comfortable and a more efficient treatment option than other braces. Schedule a consultation with Hinsdale Ortho to see if they are right for you.

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Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are a type of orthodontic braces that are made of clear or tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain or ceramic. They work in the same way as traditional metal braces to correct misaligned teeth and bite issues, but they are less visible because they blend in more naturally with the teeth.

Like braces of a traditional nature, ceramic braces have brackets that are bonded to the teeth and wires that apply gentle pressure to move the teeth into their proper position. They are a popular choice for older teenagers and adults who want to straighten teeth using a more discreet option.

While ceramic braces look good, the materials used can be more prone to staining and discoloration. Because of this, regular brushing and flossing is essential to maintain good oral hygiene.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are different from normal types of braces in that they are placed on the backside of the teeth, opposite the tongue, rather than on the front of the teeth. They are also called “invisible braces” because they are not visible when you smile or talk. This makes them a popular choice for adults and teenagers.

Lingual braces work in the same way as traditional braces. They use brackets and wires to apply pressure to the teeth and gradually move them into the desired position. 

One disadvantage is that lingual braces can be more difficult to clean and adjust. They are also  more expensive than normal braces and may require more frequent visits to the orthodontist for adjustments. Because of this we do not perform these services. If you are looking for someone who does, give us a call and we can recommend someone to you!

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If you want to straighten your teeth the old-fashioned way, the Damon brace system is the best of the best! If you are wanting to research or explore Invisalign treatment or other clear aligners to help you find your perfect smile you can check them out HERE or give us a call for more information!

At Hinsdale Ortho, we have a team of gifted dental professionals who can plan, develop, and execute exceptional orthodontic care for your whole family. Your orthodontic treatment at Hinsdale Ortho comes with free perks, like professional tooth whitening, laser gum reshaping, and tooth manicuring. Check out our numerous five-star reviews to see why we’re the best around. To schedule a free consultation, call (630) 528-0909 or go online.