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Orthodontic appliances like braces are used by dentists and orthodontists alike to treat the many different types of malocclusion, or misaligned bites. With so many different ways teeth can be misaligned and so many different types of braces, Dr. Nidal Obeid is happy to help find the right kind for you.

Traditional braces with visible metal brackets and wires are less popular with adults for cosmetic reasons. For some people, ceramic braces offer a little more visual appeal because they can be matched to the color of your existing teeth. Lingual braces are just like traditional braces except they are secured behind the teeth. The disadvantage of lingual braces is that they can sometimes be hard to clean.

For adults that require minor cosmetic adjustments, clear braces, such as Invisalign®
and ClearCorrect®, have been growing in popularity. These aligners are made from a clear, durable plastic, and are removable when eating or brushing teeth. In most cases, the casual observer can rarely even notice you have them in!

For more information about how braces can align your smile, please feel free to contact Family Dental of Palatine in Palatine, Illinois. We are here to help you achieve your ideal smile. So call us today to learn how braces can help you get it!