At Advocate Dental of Palatine, we offer braces in Palatine, Illinois, as a reliable and time-tested way to straighten your smile. While you may have been under the impression that this treatment is only for children and teenagers, the truth is that people of all ages can use braces to enhance the alignment, health and appearance of their teeth. If you or someone in your home is interested in learning more, call our office at 224-203-2603 for your appointment with our dentist, Dr. George Skoog.
Braces are one of the most common orthodontic treatments available and are an excellent option for nearly all patients. This tried-and-true orthodontic treatment relies on a system of metal brackets, bands and wires to gently realign your teeth and move them into their proper positions. Traditional braces involve the brackets being attached to the front surfaces of your teeth and then connected using the wire and bands. As the wire is adjusted, your teeth are gradually guided into their optimal positions.
Braces correct common orthodontic problems such as:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped and spaced teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Malocclusion (bad bites), such as crossbites, open bites, underbites and overbites
While traditional metal braces are the most commonly used type of braces, advances in orthodontics have also made more discreet options available, such as tooth-colored ceramic braces and lingual braces. If you are looking for an alternative orthodontic treatment, please ask our dentists about your options.
You will meet with our dentists throughout your treatment to ensure that your braces are correctly adjusted and that your treatment is progressing as planned. We are committed to helping you achieve a straighter, healthier and more beautiful smile.
Give us a call today to learn more about braces and schedule your appointment with our dentists. We look forward to meeting you soon!