Are Braces Better Now, Compared to How They Used to Be?

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Orthodontic treatments can align your crooked teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted. Fortunately, treatment is better, simpler, and even more convenient compared to the past. This can make deciding to align your smile a lot easier. Dr. Wajih Chammae is happy to explain the ways orthodontic treatment has advanced.

First, braces are now better looking. Typical metal braces aren’t quite so bold as they once were, and they also have decorative bands you can use to customize them. Ceramic braces have tooth-colored bands and wires to make them harder to notice. Lingual braces align the smile from behind the teeth, which makes them harder to see. Invisalign® is a clear aligner that can align your teeth while being virtually invisible.

Second, the new braces perform better and cause less pain. This is because the hardware is made of nickel or copper-titanium wires that apply pressure to the brackets and move the teeth using the heat from your body. Also, because of this new technology, braces don’t have to be adjusted as often.

Third, you have many orthodontic treatment options. You can use metal braces, clear braces, Damon braces, ceramic braces, clear aligners, Invisalign aligners, self-ligating braces, lingual braces, and more to align your smile. These options can improve the health and appearance of your teeth as well as give you the control, comfort, and convenience you need.

For more information and details about advanced orthodontic treatment in Palatine, Illinois, please call Family Dental of Palatine at 847-485-8767 at your earliest convenience. Our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to teaching you more about braces!