Modern Metal Braces in Peoria

Time-Tested Treatment

Modern metal braces are still the most popular treatment option at Central Illinois Orthodontics, and it doesn’t take much to see why.

Today’s braces are lighter, more comfortable, and more effective than ever before. What’s not to love?

Braces are Better
than Ever

When most people think of braces, they associate them with the traditional metal brackets and archwires that are attached to the front of your teeth, slowly shifting them into alignment.

Traditional metal brackets are still the most common and predictable solution for patients of all ages. But there’s nothing old-fashioned about the braces of today!

Our braces incorporate the most lightweight, comfortable, and durable materials available to offer you and your family a treatment option you can take to the bank. They’re strong, simple, and comfortable — and that’s the bottom line.

How Do Metal Braces Work?

Metal braces function through a strategic combination of components. Metal brackets are securely attached to each tooth, connected by an archwire that threads through them.

This wire is periodically tightened by your orthodontist, applying a gentle, consistent pressure to move teeth into their correct positions over time.

This method is highly effective for correcting a broad spectrum of alignment and bite issues, from the straightforward to the complex. Modern metal braces have evolved to be more comfortable and less noticeable, making them a solid choice for effective, long-term results.

Customization and Color Options

Today's metal braces offer more than just corrective benefits; they come with customizable color options for the elastic bands. This feature allows patients to express their personalities, making orthodontic treatment a more enjoyable experience.

Teens and children, in particular, appreciate the opportunity to choose colors that reflect their style, celebrate holidays, or show school spirit. This personal touch not only makes the orthodontic journey more fun but also helps patients feel more engaged and positive about their treatment.


Durable & Reliable

One of the standout qualities of metal braces is their exceptional durability. Designed to endure daily wear and tear, today’s braces ensure that treatment progresses without unnecessary delays or complications.

Their robustness makes metal braces a reliable option for a wide array of orthodontic needs, capable of effectively managing everything from simple adjustments to complex corrections. For those seeking a dependable path to a straighter smile, metal braces remain a time-honored solution with a long history of success.

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What Do Braces Treat?

Braces aren’t just about a beautiful smile; they're a critical tool in correcting a variety of orthodontic issues that can affect your oral health and bite.

Here's how braces can address different conditions.


Correcting Bite Problems

Bite problems, or malocclusions, occur when there’s a misalignment between the top and bottom rows of teeth.

Common forms include overbites, where the upper teeth significantly overlap the lower teeth, and underbites, where the lower teeth protrude beyond the upper teeth.

Braces are highly effective in realigning the teeth to ensure a proper bite, which is crucial for chewing and speaking properly and can also reduce the risk of jaw pain and wear on tooth enamel.


Tackling Crowded Teeth

Crowding happens when there's not enough space in the jaw for all of the teeth to fit normally. This can lead to overlapping, twisted, or pushed-out teeth.

Besides affecting your smile's appearance, crowded teeth can make it harder to clean your teeth effectively, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Braces gently and gradually move teeth into better positions, creating a straighter alignment and making oral hygiene much easier.

Fixing Gaps Between Teeth

Gaps between teeth, or diastemas, can occur anywhere in the mouth and are often noticeable between the two upper front teeth. While some gaps can be charming, larger ones might cause oral health issues or lead to self-consciousness.

Braces close these spaces by evenly distributing the teeth across your jaw, enhancing both function and style.


Improving an Overbite

An overbite is a specific type of bite issue where the upper front teeth excessively overlap the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed.

This can lead to wear on the lower teeth and may cause jaw pain or TMJ disorders over time. Braces work by moving the upper teeth back and the lower teeth forward, or a combination of both.


Addressing an Underbite

An underbite is characterized by the lower teeth extending past the upper teeth, giving the chin a prominent appearance. This condition can make it difficult to chew properly and may lead to speech issues.

Braces correct an underbite by guiding the lower teeth back while bringing the upper teeth forward, ensuring that the teeth meet correctly and improve overall jaw function.

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Smile Big With Central
Illinois Orthodontics

We believe that you and your family are unique, and that means you need treatment from a practice that sees you that way.

At Central Illinois Orthodontics, no smile is identical. Maybe traditional metal braces are the perfect treatment for you. Find out with a free consultation!