Here at Arpino & Wollney Orthodontics, our expert Libertyville orthodontist and the rest of our dedicated team of staff are here to give you the most beautiful, healthiest smile possible. Orthodontic methods are highly efficient and successful in correcting a number of dental issues, such as gaps in the teeth, overcrowded teeth, misaligned bites, and more. Perhaps the most common orthodontic treatment offered by our Libertyville orthodontist is the use of braces.
Many patients are familiar with braces already, but are not completely familiar with how braces work in correcting their smiles. Each part of your braces is integral in changing and improving your smile. The most visible and main parts of the braces are the brackets themselves. These main metal portions of the braces are bonded to the teeth directly using special bonding agents. Another main part of braces is the arch wire. The arch wire is a thin metal wire that is placed over each of the brackets throughout your teeth. The wires can be adjusted and tightened in order to impart the proper level of pressure, and move your teeth closer and closer toward your desired end result. Braces also include o-rings, or ligature elastics. The ligature elastics are changed each time our Libertyville orthodontist tightens your braces. In some cases, additional elastics may be necessary to correct an overbite, underbite, or other similar issues. Braces are now available in various forms, including more discreet options like Invisalign. Our Libertyville orthodontist may recommend specific orthodontic methods based on your individual needs and the results you would like to see for your smile.
If you are interested in learning more about the various services provided by our Libertyville orthodontist here at Arpino & Wollney Orthodontics, we encourage you to visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with someone on our staff, do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. You can reach us either by phone or online. We look forward to working with you here at Arpino & Wollney Orthodontics.