Braces FAQ

Orthodontics; Braces In Richton Park, Flossmoor, and Chicago Heights

Are you dealing with a crooked smile? Braces from your dentists can help. Having a straight smile is not only beautiful, but it's also better for your oral health and general health.

Misaligned teeth are harder to clean with brushing and flossing. They can also affect your chewing ability and speech. Fortunately, we offer several types of braces to help correct your smile. some frequently asked questions about braces include: 

Traditional Metal Braces

How do braces work?

They are made of metal and gently shift your teeth into the desired position using brackets and wires. They are the best option for moderate to severe orthodontic issues. 

Do braces affect the way you look?

Metal braces are more apparent in your smile, but they offer the best results for more complicated dental issues and patients even get to choose the color of the bands used with traditional braces.

Ceramic Braces

How are ceramic braces different than traditional braces?

Ceramic braces are a tooth-colored alternative to the traditional ones. They blend in better with your smile but come at a higher cost. They can correct almost all orthodontic concerns. 

Do you have to be more careful with ceramic braces?

If you choose ceramic braces, you have to be careful when eating and drinking because they can get stained.


Can teens use Invisalign?

We offer Invisalign for older teens and adults. 

Is Invisalign really invisible?

Invisalign is made up of clear aligner trays that are replaced every two weeks. They are almost invisible and removable. You will have to wear them for about 22 hours per day. They require more self-disciple but are the most discrete orthodontic treatment.


How do fastbraces work?

Fastbraces use a unique triangular bracket and a square wire to correct the position of the root of the tooth which is much faster than traditional braces. 

How long do fastbraces take?

As the name suggests, fastbraces work quicker than other orthodontic treatments and you can have a straight smile anywhere from 3 months to about a year.

Are you ready for a straight smile? Braces from your dentist can transform your smile. Your dentist can help you decide which kind of braces are best for your needs.

For more information, or to set up an appointment, call one of our dental offices in Richton Park or Flossmoor today!

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