Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that is devoted to bringing the teeth, jawbones and facial profile into proper alignment. Adults and children alike can benefit from the results of orthodontic treatment. The importance of an attractive smile should not be underestimated. A pleasing appearance is a vital asset to one’s self-confidence. A person’s own self-esteem improves as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips and face into balance and harmony.
Each individual’s orthodontic problem is different and requires a customized treatment plan based on a complete diagnosis of the specific case. X-rays, dental impressions and photographs help us make a decision on what type of appliance will bring each patient the best results. Orthodontic appliances may be fixed or removable. They may be made out of metal, ceramic or plastic. But all orthodontic appliances have one aim.. .to use gentle pressure to move teeth and jaws into their proper positions.
Our doctors use the newest techniques and state-of-the-art materials. New materials such as, Invisalign®, a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners have resulted in braces that are hardly noticeable and easy to wear. These materials and techniques have greatly reduced the discomfort that previously was associated with orthodontic treatment. These new techniques have also decreased the frequency of office visits and overall treatment time.
In general, treatment times vary between one and three years depending on age, the severity of the orthodontic problem and patient cooperation. Outstanding results are dependent on developing an active relationship between the patient and our staff. We are committed to delivering excellent service and assisting you in achieving your orthodontic goals.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 Dentist, Deerpath Dental Specialists are dedicated to excellence in general dentistry such as cleanings, restorations, and maintenance. Serving the surrounding cities of Mundelein, Libertyville, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Mettawa, Long Grove, Wheeling, Riverwoods and Lincolnshire.