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The Different Types Of Braces


Orthodontics now have the ability to offer a variety of braces, just like our invisible braces available in Hanover Park. Even though many people choose traditional braces, it’s important to be aware of all your options in order to make the correct decision for your oral care. Read more to find out about some of the different types of braces in today’s orthodontics.


These braces consist of metal brackets and wires that are permanently on your teeth until your orthodontist removes them. Even though traditional braces are the least expensive, they are made from high-grade stainless steel. The brackets are linked to a thin archwire, putting pressure on your teeth and causing them to move slowly over time into the correct position.


While ceramic braces work in the same way as traditional ones, they are tooth-colored with clear brackets that blend into your teeth. Due to their clear color, ceramic braces are a popular choice among adults who are seeking orthodontic treatment but don’t want it to be too visible.


Known as “invisible braces,” Invisalign consists of a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth while avoiding metal braces altogether. Dr. Schumer’s expertise and 3D computer imaging technology create the 18 to 20 custom-made aligners meant specifically for your teeth. Even though Invisalign may be more costly than other options, they tend to be a popular option due to their invisibility.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about straightening your teeth and the different options available, contact Schumer Family Dental Care today. We are happy to discuss what is right for you, whether the choice is metal braces or invisible braces in Hanover Park. Reach out through our website or call us at 847.439.1371.

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Schumer Family Dental Care

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Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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