Our dentist at Mokena Crossings Family Dental may suggest retainers or braces to modify the alignment of your smile. Braces and retainers cannot only improve your dental alignment; they can also help with jaw alignment and other issues as well. This guide will discuss how braces can help improve your oral health and the different options of braces that we offer.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces in design and size. However, instead of metal brackets and wires, they feature clear brackets that blend in better with teeth. Some even have tooth-colored wires as well. Ceramic braces are well suited for many patients who do not have severe misalignments. Your orthodontist will let you know if you're a good candidate after they examine your teeth. 

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Damon Braces

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, Damon braces are clinically proven to reduce your time in braces as well as reduce your discomfort. This self-ligating system allows the brackets and wires to move freely without the traditional binding attachment of traditional braces. Damon braces are also more aesthetically pleasing due to the innovative design, removing the need for elastic ligatures, reducing the bracket size.

When considering your orthodontic treatment, Damon braces gives you the option for a reduced treatment time, fewer appointments and a more pleasing smile.  

Express Smiles

Express Smiles™ is a quick and easy innovative dental treatment that permanently straightens crowded and misaligned teeth more rapidly than traditional braces.

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The Myobrace System assists in straightening teeth and jaws without metal braces. This treatment addresses poor oral habits using myofunctional orthodontic techniques. A series of removable dental appliances apply light force to align the teeth. These appliances are worn for just one to two hours a day and overnight while sleeping. Myobrace eliminates the need to wear uncomfortable dental appliances 24 hours a day and corrects poor oral habits that traditional braces do not address. 

The Myobrace treatment is best for children age 5-15, the optimal age range being 6-10 years of age. While it is suitable for a wide range of orthodontic issues, it is most effective in early childhood while the mouth is still developing. 

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Self-Ligating Braces

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Our team is available to answer any questions you may have. Visit our office today or call 708-479-9797 for an appointment.