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Did you know braces are a lot better than they used to be? Well, it’s true. In fact, braces have advanced over time. Today, they are, comfortable, and even convenient appliances that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Dr. Nidal Obeid is happy to explain how orthodontic technology has advanced throughout time.

First, braces are better looking now compared to how they looked in the past. Metal braces are smaller and they also have different colored bands you can use to decorate. Ceramic braces are like metal braces but they have tooth-colored bands and wires that make them harder to see. Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth and they align the smile without being visible. Invisalign® is a clear, virtually invisible aligner that can straighten your teeth without taking the beauty away from your smile.

Second, the new appliances provide better performance and less pain. This is possible because the hardware consists of nickel and copper titanium wires. They apply pressure to the brackets and move the teeth using the natural heat of the body. With this new technology, braces don’t have to be tightened or adjusted as often.

Third, there are many orthodontic appliance options to choose from. This means you can align your smile with an appliance other than metal braces. You can use clear braces, clear aligners, Damon braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign aligners, self-ligating braces, lingual braces, and more. These options can give you the control, comfort, and convenience you need while you align your smile.

To learn more about braces, please don’t be afraid to reach out to our orthodontic team at Family Dental of Lincoln in Chicago, Illinois. All you need to do is dial 773-561-5106 and we will be thrilled to give you more information so you can know more about these handy and successful appliances. We look forward to hearing from you!