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Teen Braces Specialist

RISUS Orthodontics

Orthodontics located in Glenview & Northbrook, IL

Braces are a classic orthodontic solution for straightening your smile, and one of the most effective ways for the team at RISUS Orthodontics to improve the look and health of your smile. To learn more or to begin your journey toward a better smile with teen braces today, schedule a visit to one of RISUS Orthodontics’ conveniently located clinics in Glenview, and Northbrook, Illinois. You can book your visit by calling the office or using an easy online tool.

Teen Braces Q & A

What are teen braces?

Teen braces are a classic orthodontic treatment and one of the most effective ways to improve your smile if your teeth and/or bite are misaligned or crooked.

Although braces have evolved significantly over the past few years to become more comfortable and effective than ever, they still operate on the same basic principles. Braces are composed of bands, wires, and brackets that work together to exert a tiny-yet-constant amount of pressure on your teeth that gradually push them into proper alignment.

The brackets are sealed to the front of your teeth, while the archwire is threaded through the brackets and held in place by the bands. When you’re undergoing treatment with braces, you come into RISUS Orthodontics periodically to have the team tighten your archwire, which is what’s responsible for exerting that pressure that gently moves your teeth. 

What conditions do braces treat?

Braces treat a number of orthodontic issues, including:

  • Teeth that are crooked, overcrowded, or widely spaced
  • Overbite (upper teeth extend too far over your lower teeth)
  • Underbite (front top teeth lie behind your lower teeth when you bite)
  • Open bite (upper and lower teeth don’t touch)

Some people also get braces as a cosmetic treatment to straighten teeth that are slightly uneven. 

Why should I straighten my smile?

Straight teeth and properly aligned bite have a number of advantages, both cosmetically and medically. 

A straight smile is more aesthetically pleasing, and there are significant benefits in having a smile that you’re proud to have. Your smile is a reflection of your personality and your personal calling card for greeting the world. When you feel good about your smile, you’re more likely to share it with others, which makes you and everyone around you feel happier and more connected.

Straightening your smile also has a number of health benefits, as well. It makes your teeth easier to keep clean, which puts you at less risk of developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. A properly aligned smile also distributes the biting force in your jaw more evenly, which reduces excessive wear-and-tear on your teeth and makes you less likely to develop temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.

To learn more about how RISUS Orthodontics can improve your smile and overall oral health with teen braces, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.