Braces in Mount Prospect

Braces in Mount Prospect IL

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When it comes to wearing braces, these days you have many options. At Orthodontic Experts of Arlington Heights, we will help you find the one that’s right for you.

The most basic, common, and affordable type is regular metal braces. These are made out of top quality stainless steel and are a great choice for treating all types of orthodontic cases. The metal brackets are bonded (“glued”) to you teeth and are joined together by an arch wire which moves your teeth in a desired position. The brackets can be customized with colored elastics, making them a great choice for younger patients who get excited about changing colors every visit.

Your next option is clear ceramic braces such as Clarity or Radiance brackets. These braces are clear and easily visible. For this reason, ceramic braces are very popular among adolescent and adults. These brackets are slightly more expensive and more brittle making food restrictions very important.

For the kids, teenagers, and adults who really want to show off their braces there are a few unusual alternatives. For patients who like the look of gold, there are gold plated metal brackets. For the patients that would like to have a little fun with braces there are Wild Smiles brackets.

The least visible option is lingual braces. Lingual braces are attached to the back surface of the teeth, making them completely unnoticeable to other people. Lingual braces are custom made and harder to work with, making them the most expensive alternative. Because lingual braces are the most “invisible” option, they are a great choice for young professionals and adults who don’t want anyone knowing that they are wearing braces. We are proud to offer two types of completely custom made lingual braces (Incognito Hidden Braces, and Harmony Invisible Lingual Braces) to the residents of Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect and neighboring communities.

Why 3M Braces?

3M is a global leader in technology, innovation and research. We’ve been producing inventive products that improve people’s lives for over 100 years. 3M is the science, the exhaustive testing and the entrepreneurial spirit behind the brands you trust -like Post-It, Scotch, Thinsulate, Nexcare and more.

In the braces arena, 3M produced the first stainless steel braces, the first adhesive pre-coated braces, color-changing bonding adhesive and true self-ligating braces.


Our Arlington Heights Orthodontic office is located only 10 minutes drive from Mount Prospect