Deciding to get your teeth straightened is just the first in a series of decisions you will need to make. You would have to select a system for straightening your teeth, and that’s where our orthodontic expertise can help. Furthermore, you’d have to be prepared to be able to see your orthodontist about every four weeks during the duration of your treatment with traditional metal braces and clear braces. This is to adjust the tightness of the wires and make sure the brackets are firmly in position on your teeth. Treatment with clear aligners only require you to go to the orthodontist every six to eight weeks to check your progress and get new sets of trays.
Types of Braces
Traditional metal braces may come to mind first, but we offer several alternatives, like clear braces and clear aligners. The brackets and wires of traditional metal braces are visible. Everyone knows you have them. Clear braces are similar to metal ones, but they are made of hard plastic that is clear. People may have a hard time noticing you are wearing clear braces until they are close to you. Clear aligner trays are even less noticeable. Most people may not ever know you are wearing them at all!
What to Expect
There is some discomfort and adjustment when first wearing braces. Eventually, it will take a few days to get used to the brackets in your mouth and very soon you will get to the point where you won’t even remember that you have your braces on. Additionally, if you are playing sports or an instrument, you shouldn’t worry about that and read our blog: Not Sure if You Can Keep Playing Sports or An Instrument After Getting Braces?
After all, if you have any questions, give us a call at (847) 749-4340 and we will be happy to help you or schedule an appointment for you. You can also text us at (847) 404-3268 for any quick questions or inquiries. Our diverse staff will be able to communicate with you in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Urdu and Hindi languages. We have six convenient immaculate locations and six orthodontists on staff. It’s never too late to achieve that beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for all your life!