Types of Braces


Orthodontic Appliances & Treatment Options

A Variety of Choices For Achieving Straight Teeth

If you’re considering visiting an orthodontist to improve your smile, you may be wondering what options you have for treatment, and how each one benefits your smile and lifestyle. For patients in Oak Park, Hinsdale, Buffalo Grove, Westmont, Morton Grove, Darien, and Willowbrook, Illinois, Dr. Isaac Yue and the Willowbrook Orthodontics will make sure you are informed and confident about your treatment decisions. Choosing your perfect plan includes a comprehensive exam to identify your needs, and you can learn about several of our options below. Begin thinking about which treatment best fits your lifestyle, and Dr. Yue will determine the best plan for your smile!

Damon Self Ligating Braces

Damon braces are very similar to traditional braces, but with a few key improvements that can make them more comfortable for you, and less noticeable to the people around you! They are called self-ligating because the brackets allow the wire to slide beck and forth thanks to a specially designed door. This eliminates the need for bands and ties, which typically cause friction, generally making them more comfortable to wear.


Because the brackets can move freely along the wire, adjustments can be made less frequently, leading to shorter treatment times. Clear Damon brackets are also available making them nearly invisible to others. Be sure to ask Dr. Yue if the Damon system is right for you, and you could be on your way to a beautiful smile in less time than you ever thought possible!

Lingual Braces

Taking a brand new approach to orthodontic treatment, Lingual braces are a great option for anyone who is hoping for straight teeth but is worried about the aesthetic impact of traditional or clear braces. Using custom brackets built specifically for each patient, Dr. Yue places brackets on the inside of each tooth and adds a specially shaped wire to shape your smile.

lingualHaving braces doesn't mean you have to have a "tin grin." Our office also uses lingual braces, which attach to the lingual, or tongue, side of your teeth. Lingual braces are custom-fit for your teeth and treatment plan, and each bracket is manufactured for each individual patient. These appliances are well-suited for adults, who may worry about the aesthetic nature of regular metal braces.

Insignia 3D Modeling System

Until now, braces had to be installed, aligned, and adjusted by hand based on the doctor’s best judgment. Dr. Yue has become particularly good at predicting the movement of even the most challenging bite profiles, but he now has the power of a supercomputer to back him up!

Using the Insignia software, Dr. Yue will create a perfect 3D model of your mouth as it looks now, and then digitally move your teeth into their ideal positions. The computer will then calculate exactly where the brackets and wires should be placed and how they should be shaped to achieve this change most efficiently. Each bracket is then designed and manufactured to fit perfectly in place, and the wires are shaped to move your teeth quickly and comfortably.

Once the brackets are ready, Dr. Yue uses a special jig to position the brackets perfectly on your teeth, where they can be attached without any guesswork. Knowing that you have both an expert orthodontic specialist as well as an incredibly advanced computer system on your side, you can feel even more confident about your teeth. You won’t have to wait long to see it, either; Insignia is reducing patients care duration by several months in some cases!


invisalignThe Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.

Invisalign® Teen

invisalignInvisalign® Teen is the ideal solution for teenagers wanting to perfect their smile with confidence. This system uses a series of clear removable aligners with a blue dot wear indicator crafted into them so your teen knows how often to change them. Patients can still eat and drink what they want and brush and floss normally. This revolutionary system is designed specifically for teenagers and their busy lifestyles.

Get The Low Down On Braces From Dr. Yue Today!

Now that you’ve checked out your options and you’re ready to begin straightening your teeth, the next step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yue. This comprehensive exam will help us develop a plan for your teeth, and will ensure that you have a comfortable understanding of everything that will happen. If you have questions in the meantime just call or email our Willowbrook Orthodontics office. We look forward to working with you!