Braces Treatment in Naperville, Aurora, and Plainfield, IL

Braces treatment is the best path toward a perfect, healthy smile. It’s the most common type of orthodontic treatment and can solve numerous orthodontic issues. We understand that choosing orthodontic treatments, such as braces, can be a significant decision. Rest assured, today’s braces are a far cry from the braces of the past! They are smaller, flatter, and remarkably comfortable, making them an excellent choice for patients of all ages who aspire to achieve a straight and beautiful smile.

At Pasha Orthodontics, we are committed to helping you achieve the stunning smile you have always dreamed of. Our team is excited to guide you through your orthodontic experience, ensuring you receive the highest level of care and support. Whether you are considering braces for yourself or a loved one, know that you’ve come to the right place for a transformative journey towards a straighter, more beautiful smile.

What Are Braces and How Do They Work?

Braces are orthodontic devices that correct common issues including crooked teeth, crowding, or jaw misalignment. There are a few components that make up the braces, including brackets, wires, and bands, and they can be made from high-quality stainless steel, titanium, or clear ceramic material.

The way braces work is quite simple. An orthodontist will glue the brackets to the front surface of each tooth and thread a thin archwire through each one, which applies steady pressure and encourages tooth movement. As your treatment progresses, your orthodontist will periodically adjust and tighten the archwires every few weeks. As your teeth shift, the bone around them undergoes remodeling to allow the teeth to settle in their new positions.

What Are Braces and How Do They Work

Types of Braces Treatment Available At Pasha Orthodontics

Braces are available for children, teens, and adults. While braces are common among children and teenagers, they are becoming increasingly popular among adults, who now account for around 20% of orthodontic patients in the United States.

We offer various braces treatment options, including traditional metal, ceramic, and clear aligners like Invisalign. Let’s discuss some of the most common types of braces treatments that will help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile.

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces remain the go-to orthodontic treatment option to help you achieve a straighter smile. Your orthodontist will glue brackets to each tooth and guide a thin archwire through each bracket, applying pressure to move your teeth into their correct alignment. Today’s metal braces have evolved significantly, offering a smaller, flatter, and remarkably comfortable alternative to older models. Metal braces are the fastest and most cost-effective treatment option available.

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation

Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear ceramic braces are a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. The brackets, wires, and ligatures are either clear or tooth-colored, making them less noticeable. However, the ceramic material is more fragile than their metal counterparts and may be prone to breakage. If you have any concerns or questions about whether or not you’d like to go with a ceramic braces treatment, consult your orthodontist to help guide you on the best option that works for you!

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation

Braces Alternatives

You’re in luck if you don’t want to deal with brackets and wires but still want a straighter smile. Our office is a proud and certified supplier of Invisalign clear aligners. Sometimes called “invisible braces,” clear aligners straighten teeth using a series of custom-made trays. You’ll wear each set of aligner trays for 22-hours per day, for a couple of weeks before swapping them out for another set. Unlike traditional metal braces, you can remove your aligners when you need to eat, drink, or brush your teeth.

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation

Benefits of Braces For Adults

Just because you didn’t get orthodontic treatment when you were a child or teen, doesn’t mean it’s too late! In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. With traditional and new advanced treatment options, more adults invest in orthodontic treatment to achieve straighter teeth and a healthier smile.

If you are still on the fence about whether or not you should get braces, consider some compelling reasons why you should as an adult:

  • Better oral health: Straighter teeth reduce the risk of dental issues like cavities and gum disease. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to brush and floss preventing potential future dental problems.
  • A boost in self-confidence: A beautiful, straighter smile will do wonders for your overall morale, and leave a lasting impression in both your personal and professional life.
  • Better jaw function: Proper teeth alignment can alleviate issues like jaw pain, TMJ disorder, and headaches caused by bite problems, improving overall comfort.
  • Long-term dental health: Poor dental alignment can make it harder to keep teeth clean and can cause inflammation of the gums, potentially leading to bone loss. In addition, a misaligned bite can wear down tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay and problems chewing. Orthodontic treatment will correct teeth alignment and prevent future dental work down the road.

Benefits of Braces For Teens

Your teen may not have been thrilled to hear they need braces, but don’t worry today’s braces have evolved, with many more styles, materials, and colors, making the journey toward a perfect smile more manageable, comfortable and stylish.

During the teenage years, oral growth is still in progress, providing the ideal time to address orthodontic issues. Give your teenager the gift of a perfect smile and they’ll be sure to thank you later! Some of the benefits of getting teen braces include:

  • Faster and more effective treatment: Repositioning and straightening teeth is easiest during teenage years because the jaw and permanent bite are still developing, which can make treatment more efficient.
  • Company during treatment: Teenage years are one of the most common times people begin wearing braces, so teens often feel more comfortable undergoing treatment alongside friends.
  • Lifetime of health (and savings): Straighter teeth are less susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and injuries, resulting in long-term dental cost savings. Starting orthodontic treatment during adolescence can improve speech, chewing, breathing, and overall health. It may also spare your child a lifetime of discomfort and headaches associated with a misaligned bite and poor jaw mobility.
  • Increased self-esteem: Just like with adult braces, properly aligned teeth can improve self-image. When braces come off, most teens unlock a new sense of confidence and well-being!

Start Your Braces Treatment in Naperville, Aurora, and Plainfield, IL Today!

If you are interested in braces treatment, schedule a complimentary consultation with us!

Traditional metal braces are the most popular, quickest, and cost-effective orthodontic treatment, but we also offer several alternatives to help you begin your journey to a straighter, healthier smile.

Our team will help you determine the best treatment for your individual needs during an initial comprehensive evaluation. We offer customized treatment plans that align with your family’s goals and expectations, including flexible scheduling and payment options. Whether you are seven or seventy, we can game plan a one-of-a-kind treatment plan that aligns with your needs and budget.