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.

Metal Braces
clear ceramic braces

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.

Arlington Heights / Mount Prospect orthodontist Dr. Yarmolyuk uses only top quality 3M Braces

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.

3M Orthodontic Leadership

Put your smile in our capable hands. 3M has been producing innovative orthodontic products in an ever-growing variety of markets for more than 100 years. We’ve been a proven leader in the orthodontic industry for over 60 years. We put this expertise to work for you in every set of braces we manufacture– all backed by our unwavering commitment to superior customer service and the highest quality products available.

Victory Series Metal Braces / Mount Prospect Braces

Introducing the new standard in braces comfort. Victory Series Metal Braces work like traditional full size braces — without the bulk and discomfort.

  • Smaller braces enhance comfort and aesthetics
  • High bond strength provides firm, corrective forces
  • Unique natural curvature provides maximum contact and comfort
  • Smooth finish is easier on the lips and gums
  • Metal braces with colored bands have become a popular new way to decorate teeth


Incognito Hidden Braces / Braces in Mount Prospect

These lingual braces are placed behind your teeth and completely hidden from view. State of the art technology allows Incognito Hidden Braces to be 100% customized to meet the unique orthodontic prescription of every patient.

3M SmartClip SL3 and Clarity SL Self-Ligating Braces / Braces in Mount Prospect IL

The braces feature a unique SmartClip brace design that eliminates the need for tiny elastic bands. This clip is made from temperature-sensitive Nitinol material and is available only from 3M. This special clip is available whether you choose metal or translucent ceramic self-ligating braces from 3M. Self-ligating braces reduce your time in the orthodontist’s chair because there are no tiny rubber bands to replace and archwire changes are faster than with traditional braces.

Revolutionary APC Adhesive Coated Appliance System / Mount Prospect Illinois Braces

This is a faster, more efficient system for bonding braces which means less time in the chair for you. Each brace is precoated with just the right amount of adhesive, keeping the steps in the bonding process to a minimum.

Contact our orthodontic practice for a complimentary orthodontic consultation and find out which type of braces is right for you.
Dr. Yarmolyuk and Dr. Arboleda are proud to serve the residents of Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights IL


Clear braces are a popular choice for teens and adults who want to make a less noticeable statement with their commitment to a healthier set of teeth. Keep smiling — during and after treatment.

Clear braces
Clarity Ceramic Braces

Change your smile without changing your lifestyle.

3M™ Clarity™ ADVANCED Clear Braces give you the freedom to enjoy the little things in life because you never have to take them out. Meals, snacks and beverages are less hassle with no daily maintenance beyond normal brushing and flossing. Dr. Yarmolyuk and his team will manage the process from start to finish so you don’t have to. And the best part is, they’re virtually unnoticeable.

Read more about clear braces 3M.com/claritybraces.


Clarity Ceramic Braces work like metal braces. Only better, because they blend in with your teeth for a great look. They are the perfect combination of strength and beauty, so you can keep smiling during, and after your treatment.

  • Translucent, designed to blend in with your teeth
  • Small and smooth for your comfort
  • Smile all you want, there’s no staining
  • Clarity braces are trusted and used by orthodontists worldwide
  • More than 1 million patients have been treated with Clarity braces



The WildSmiles Braces Story. WildSmiles Braces in Des Plaines

WildSmiles Braces were developed and patented by Dr. Clarke Stevens. Dr. Stevens has always had a keen desire to make orthodontics a positive experience for patients and their families. He leads his office team to provide excellent orthodontics in a fresh and fun environment where everyone, be it patient or staff, is number one! WildSmiles braces are now available to Des Plaines residents in our orthodontic office.

Dr. Stevens’ creative office environment sparked the idea to develop WildSmiles. He was commenting on a small heart necklace adorning one of his young patients when he realized it could be the model for an orthodontic bracket pad. Dr. Stevens immediately set out to design the first prototype of WildSmiles Braces that would come to revolutionize the way people thought of esthetic orthodontic appliances. After nearly a decade we have introduced six shapes and are continually improving. In the dental field, a decade of experience speaks for itself.

Our WildSmiles Braces shapes of Flower, Heart, Star, Soccer ball, Football, and Super-Diamonds present a revolutionary concept to enhance the patient experience while in braces. They give patients the ability to create their own orthodontic smile. WildSmiles Braces are patented designs that only we can offer. WildSmiles are crafted and manufactured in the United States to exacting standards in a Roth/MBT prescription for the maxillary anterior teeth. WildSmiles Braces are perfect for early or full phase treatment.

Our WildSmiles Brackets have been meticulously engineered to provide optimum esthetic and functional benefits.

Information taken from Wild Smiles website



Braces are the beginning, but the system makes the smile.

  • Certified Damon System doctors combine three key components, which when used together, deliver faster treatment, fewer appointments, greater comfort, and consistent high-quality results:
  • Damon passive self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic or metal “ties”. With Damon tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening.
  • Light high-technology shape-memory wires that move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments.
  • A new clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics-usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders.

Traditional braces on the left are tied in with elastics, which cause friction and pressure, making treatment slower and less comfortable. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably.

Why Damon Clear Braces?

Why settle for the limitations of traditional clear braces or invisible aligners like Invisalign1 when there’s Damon Clear?

Virtually invisible, Damon Clear has clear advantages over traditional braces and aligners. Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System, which combines tieless braces with high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with truly spectacular smile and facial results.

Available from skilled orthodontists, Damon Clear combines the best of traditional clear braces and invisible aligners to deliver a discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond straight teeth.

Damon braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties which attract and collect plaque, Damon braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment. Plus the Damon System is available in clear brackets for those image conscious patients.

Compare to Invisalign

Choosing the type of orthodontic treatment that’s right for you is a life-changing decision, so why settle for the limitations of invisible aligners, such as Invisalign, when there’s Damon Clear? While aligners may be effective at helping to straighten some teeth, the Damon System treatment method delivers more than straight teeth and results intended to last a lifetime.

Information taken from damonbraces.com
Visit our Arlington Heights/Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates orthodontic office to get the beautiful smile that you deserve!