Invisible Braces

No one wants a mouth full of uneven, misaligned teeth. Overbites, underbites, uneven spaces, overcrowding and other types of alignment issues can be humiliating and in some cases can lead to future dental problems which can be inconvenient and expensive. In the past, the only method of correcting these problems have been braces and retainers which fill your mouth with metal and rubber bands. This is not only a problem for children. More and more adults are considering tooth alignment treatment, but are afraid of their social life being disrupted as a result of metal braces.

Invisible Braces are essentially clear braces that are virtually invisible. There are several types of Invisible Braces, including Clear Correct and Invisalign. There are many benefits to having clear braces. You can go through your everyday life, working with people, talking with friends, and engaging in all aspects of your social life without anyone knowing you are in treatment. Even better though, unlike conventional braces, Invisible Braces can be removed to eat or clean your teeth. In addition, they are specially made for your mouth and use no metal or rubber bands so that they cause no pain or irritation.  Call today for an appointment to have a new smile created for you!

Invisible braces being positioned over teeth
Invisible braces being positioned over teeth
Invisible braces in place over teeth
Invisible braces in place over teeth

Braces for Children

Unfortunately, our teeth, jaws and habits are not always in harmony with each other. This causes orthodontic problems such as crowding, spacing, crooked teeth, buckteeth, deep overbites, under-bites, open-bites, cross-bites and difficulty closing the lips.    When children are evaluated early enough, our doctors may be able to recommend treatment to prevent the need for braces at a later age.  For more information view our Orthodontic Prevention page.

Fastbraces®

Fastbraces® work differently than traditional braces. The technology utilized in Fastbraces® is simply amazing!  Fastbraces® decrease the amount of time a patient would have to wear braces by moving both the root and crown of your teeth at the same time.  A Fastbraces® patient should experience less discomfort with Fastbraces® than they would with traditional braces.  University research shows Fastbraces® less sensitivity.

Braces for Adults

Many adults never received orthodontic treatment as a child.  Others have seen their previously straight teeth relapse over time.  Whatever the reason, the number of adults who get braces is increasing every year.  Our doctors will evaluate your specific situation and inform you of your options.  They will let you know if you are a candidate for Fastbraces®, Invisible Braces, Lumineers, or Traditional Braces.

Our doctors love helping patients of any age achieve the smile of their dreams.  We have patients from childhood through their 70’s who chose to get braces to straighten their teeth.

“Each time I come to Dentistry With TLC I feel like the staff is looking to take care ofmy teeth in the best way possible. During andafter each visit these thoughts are reinforced. I like that the people here are very  straightforward about what needs to be done and why it needs to be done. Then it’s always my decision about what I’m goingto do. Dentistry With TLC has become our family dentist.”

Chris S.

Edwardsville, IL