If you have a malocclusion, it means that your bite is off; your jaws are not synced up properly. This is the primary reason to seek orthodontic treatment. A malocclusion and teeth that are misaligned can be uncomfortable, affect your appearance, and make it difficult to chew. The answer is our Elmhurst braces. Now, if when you picture braces, you are thinking of a big mess of wires and brackets, let us assure you that today’s braces don’t necessarily have to be so clunky and unattractive. Mind you, the most important thing about them is that they work. But while you’re getting your necessary treatment, it’s also nice to have a more aesthetically pleasing experience, isn’t it?
Our Elmhurst braces can be traditional, but updated, metal braces. Or they can be Invisalign, the system of clear aligners that have helped to revolutionize orthodontic care. Metal braces are fixed. They stay on your teeth 24 hours per day. The look of them now is usually more streamlined, even stylish. They can be customized to meet your taste, including different colors. What is essential, though, is that they will be moving your jaws and your teeth steadily over time into the more ideal position as prescribed by our orthodontist. Tension from the arch wire helps to pull your teeth from where they are to where they need to be. In some cases of severe malocclusion or particularly challenging teeth alignment, metal braces can be the very best choice as well as being the one that has stood the test of time.
Invisalign has benefits, though, that can seem very exciting. First of all, because it is made of clear plastic, it is nearly invisible. You won’t have to advertise to the world that you are wearing our Elmhurst braces. You will wear not just one, but many aligners during the course of treatment. Each stays in for about two weeks, serving its purpose in the overall strategy. Because they are made of plastic, you won’t experience any mouth irritation or digging into your gums as can happen with metal braces. Also, because they are removable, there is no need to forgo any of your favorite foods.