What Types Of Braces Are Best For You?

What Types Of Braces Are Best For You?

What Types of Braces Are Best for You?

Here at Willowbrook Orthodontics, we realize that all patients have different orthodontic needs and desires. Because of this understanding, we’ve made it our aim to offer one of the best selections of orthodontics in and around Willowbrook, Morton Grove, Oak Park, and Buffalo Grove. While this can be beneficial for our patients, there’s one little problem – some patients actually get overwhelmed by the amount of choices! For the benefit of our patients, we’ll be glad to go over our different types of braces and explain who would benefit from these orthodontics.

Metal Braces 

Metal braces make for a perfect treatment for teenagers as they’re basic, effective, and there won’t be much of a negative stigma for wearing them since many of a teenager’s peers will be wearing these braces as well. This is also a good option if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on an orthodontic treatment; metal braces are the most inexpensive type of braces. Finally, if you have a more complex orthodontic problem, you may need this treatment as metal braces are more effective than most other types of orthodontics.


If you’re an adult who wants a discreet orthodontic treatment, Invisalign should be the first option to consider. Invisalign’s aligners are practically invisible; others won’t even notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Also, it’s a great choice for those who want to straighten their teeth, but don’t want to bother with all of the hassles of wearing traditional braces. With Invisalign, you won’t have to cut out any of your favorite foods from your diet and you won’t have to worry about cleaning around any annoying brackets and wires.

Invisalign Teen 

Invisalign may only be meant for adults, but Invisalign Teen offers an alternative for younger patients. If you’re a teenager and you’re interested in the benefits that Invisalign can provide, Invisalign Teen should be the choice for you.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are incredibly popular amongst adults because they offer a relatively discreet orthodontic treatment and they can allow a person to keep up his or her professional appearance. If you’re interested in regular braces, but you don’t like the unattractive look that metal braces can provide, clear braces may be the best option for you. Also, while Invisalign offers a discreet orthodontic treatment, it’s not capable of treating all orthodontic problems. As clear braces are more effective than Invisalign, they make for a perfect alternative if you’re not a suitable candidate for Invisalign.

Lingual Braces 

This treatment is for those who want a discreet treatment and are also willing to get used to the difficulties that go along with wearing lingual braces. If you’re an adult who’s willing to spend some extra money, you’ll find that lingual braces can offer you a truly invisible treatment; the braces are placed behind the teeth so others won’t see them at all. Like clear braces, it can also be a great alternative for someone who’s not a candidate for Invisalign.

Contact Your Willowbrook Orthodontist Today! 

If you have any further questions about our types of braces and orthodontics, feel free to contact us and let us know. We at Willowbrook Orthodontics will be glad to help you however we can! If you’re interested in scheduling a visit with your orthodontist, we encourage you to fill out our appointment request form. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you find the orthodontic treatment that’s just perfect for you!