Metal braces are often used to straighten teeth. They can also be used to help correct misaligned bites including both underbites and overbites.
When determining the best course of action to fix your smile, one of our dentists will do a thorough examination with x-rays and possibly pictures of your face. We will then decide what type of braces would work best for you.
Braces consist of bands and wires. Depending on your needs, other corrective appliances may be required. They work by applying pressure on your teeth and gums to move your teeth into the right position. Your mouth will need to be monitored closely, and sometimes your braces may need to be adjusted to ensure they are working the way they are supposed to.
You will have to brush your teeth often while you have braces so that food and other particles do not get stuck in them. Flossing is still necessary too. You may also find out that it is important to stay away from certain foods that are difficult to eat.
Here at All Smiles Orthodontics, we are proud to offer clear braces for our patients.
Many people don’t want to get the orthodontic treatment that they need because they don’t want to wear metal braces. However, you can still get the smile you deserve with the new alternatives that are available.
We offer clear braces, which are much less noticeable than metal braces but still give patients the smile they deserve.
Clear aligners are not the same as clear braces. Clear aligners are plastic trays that you wear like you would wear a mouthguard. Clear braces are like metal braces, but they are almost invisible.
Clear braces have many advantages. They are almost invisible, giving patients who do not want traditional braces another alternative. They also help improve patients’ confidence. They can still get the care they deserve without worrying about what people are saying about their teeth.
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Meet Our Orthondontist
Doctor Akhras was raised in a medical family. His father is a surgeon, brothers are physicians, and his sister is a pharmacist. Doctor Akhras completed his dental education at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Massachusetts. He received his training in orthodontics at the University of Buffalo New York School of Dentistry. Doctor Akhras is a member of the local and national orthodontic societies.
Doctor Akhras is married and has two young children. When he is not working, he likes to spend his time playing tennis and jogging. He also enjoys watching sports and traveling.
Since Doctor Akhras started practicing orthodontics in the Chicago land area, he has helped hundreds of patients achieve great results with beautiful smiles that should last a lifetime!