St. Charles Family Dentistry, Ltd.

 516 E. Main Street
 St. Charles, IL 60174
 (630) 377-3131   
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By St. Charles Family Dentistry
December 29, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
BracesHave you ever wondered if you might need braces? If you are unhappy with your smile or are suffering from a jaw misalignment, you could be a candidate for braces. But did you know there are actually many different types of orthodontic treatment? If you have been thinking about seeking treatment for your dental issues, read more to learn about this common procedure.

Do You Need Orthodontic Treatment?

Most candidates for orthodontic treatment have moderate to severe dental problems, such as abnormal bites, misalignment, or overcrowding. These conditions can be caused by a number of childhood habits, but are often the result of genetic inheritance.
The only way to know definitively that you need orthodontic treatment is to talk with your dentist at St. Charles Family Dentistry, Ltd. If you do indeed require treatment, they will be able to run through the various treatment plans available and help you decide which is right for you.

Types of Orthodontic Treatment

Over the years, technology has significantly improved the comfort and aesthetic quality of orthodontic devices. Braces are usually made of lightweight metals or plastic, and there are several different types of braces, all designed for various methods of adjustment and appearance:
  • Metal braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Clear braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Invisalign
Retainers and headgear help ensure the success of braces. These devices can be utilized during or after treatment. Retainers keep teeth from shifting back into misaligned positions once treatment has been completed. When you talk to your doctor at St Charles Family Dentistry, Ltd. about your orthodontic options, be sure to also ask about a post-treatment plan.
To learn more about orthodontic treatment in the St. Charles, IL area, call (630) 377-3131 to make an appointment today!