Arlington Heights Braces
You have been told by your dentist that you need braces. Now you are researching the Orthodontic Experts of Arlington Heights website about braces and you have one question. What are braces?
Braces are devices used by orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them to correct underbites, as well as various other mouth issues.. The process of moving misaligned teeth into their proper position is accomplished with a combination of brackets, wires, and tiny rubber bands called ligatures.
Some of the biggest questions our team of orthodontist get asked are:
How would I know if my child needs braces:
At Orthodontic Experts of Arlington Heights, we provide free consultations for children under the age of 18. If you or your child has one of the following, you can benefit from orthodontic treatment:
- overjet (buck teeth)
- protruding front teeth
- crowded teeth
- thumb or finger sucking past age 5 to 6
- early loss of baby teeth.
- reverse bite (all the lower front teeth biting in front of the upper front teeth)
- cross-bite (one or more lower teeth in reverse bite)
- deep bite (upper teeth overlapping the lower teeth completely)
- un-erupted or missing teeth (especially if teeth from only one side are missing)
What will happen at my first consultation?
At the initial orthodontic consultation in our Arlington Heights office, our highly-trained doctors with vast experience will discuss with you the need for treatment as well as treatment options (braces, Invisalign) with their pros and cons. They will also discuss the treatment timeline, cost, and financing options.
Do braces hurt?
No braces do not hurt, but after certain visits teeth may be sore for a few days.
Can I still play sports with braces?
Absolutely. our team of orthodontist recommends use of a mouth guard for all contact sports.
Are there foods you can’t eat with braces?
Yes, you can avoid most emergency appointments to repair broken or damaged braces by carefully following our instructions- which include avoiding hard foods such as nuts, hard candy, raw vegetables, pizza crust, French bread and sticky foods such as Carmel, taffy and chewing gum. Also soda and other acidy drinks are not recommended
Can I return to work or school after getting braces?
Yes there’s no reason to miss work or school after getting orthodontic treatment?
Am I too old to wear braces?
No, we see a number of adults at our Arlington Heights clinic.
At what age should my child come in and be checked?
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, every child should be seen by an orthodontist at the age of 7.
Does orthodontic treatment hurt?
The length of orthodontic treatment could vary depending on how fast a child grows and the speed at which his/her teeth can shift. Another factor that could slow down the orthodontic treatment is poor patient compliance with the orthodontist’s directions.
I don’t speak English really well, can you have someone translate?
Yes, at Orthodontic Experts of Arlington Heights, we pride ourself on having a multilingual staff- all of our doctors speak Ukrainian, Polish, Ukrainian,
Spanish and Russian languages.
Do you use recycled braces?
Absolutely not! Although some other orthodontic practices use recycled braces, at Orthodontic Experts of Arlington Heights we belief that each patient should be provided with their own braces to achieve the best orthodontic result possible. We use the highest quality 3M Unitek braces that are individually sterilized and packaged at the factory before being shipped to our Arlington Heights office.
If it’s the middle of the night or on a weekend and I have an emergency and need to talk to someone, can I?
Yes at orthodontic Experts of Arlington heights we have a 24/7 emergency line..
At Orthodontic Experts of Arlington Heights, located at 1020 S. Arlington Heights Rd. We invite you to a consult, one on our knowledgeable and highly trained orthodontists to see what type of braces
are best for you. Our practice offers traditional metal braces, or various types of less-noticeable braces such as clear 3M Clarity ceramic braces,
lingual braces, which are braces that are placed behind the teeth,
At Orthodontic Experts Arlington Heights, we know braces is a costly commitment,
so our practice strives to make things as most cost efficient for you.
That’s why we offer very affordable payment options. We have extended and
no interest payment plans available, and require zero down payments. We also accept
most major insurance plans, including PPOs and HMOs. Orthodontic Experts will never, ever charge extra fees for broken brackets.
Orthodontic Experts carries an “On-Time Guarantee”. Our promise to you is that we will finish your treatment in our estimated time frame as long as the patient is 100% compliant. If we do not finish on time, by no fault of the patient, we will continue treatment at no additional fee.
While your mortgage breaks the bank, BRACES shouldn’t. Come into our Arlington Heights practice today and see why we don’t just straighten teeth! We give smiles!