Alternatives to Metal Braces

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Alternatives to Metal Braces

Alternatives to Metal Braces


Metal braces have been a staple of orthodontic care for ages, but that doesn’t make them your only option. Dr. Kattner and the rest of the team at Kattner Orthodontics is happy to provide alternatives to metal braces to Waukegan, IL and the surrounding communities. If you or your child are concerned about having metal braces or simply curious about other choices, we’d suggest considering the options below as alternatives.



Metal Vs. Ceramic Braces


While modern metal braces have become less noticeable over the years by using smaller and lighter brackets than those used in previous generations, they still aren’t right for everyone. Ceramic braces are less noticeable and are often preferred by both adolescent and adult patients. They are structured similarly to their metal alternatives, but blend more naturally with the color of a patient’s teeth. We’d recommend you meet with a member of our staff to decide upon the type of braces that is right for your individual case, if that is what you choose.



Invisalign at Any Age


You may decide that braces aren’t for you at all, in which case Invisalign could be the perfect solution. These clear aligners offer a number of advantages, including improved oral hygiene, flexibility, a discreet look, and more. That being said, different orthodontic choices come with different upkeep requirements to be aware of. Regardless of what treatment option you select, our team at Kattner Orthodontics is here to help keep you smiling bright. We also offer Invisalign treatments specific for teens or adults to make sure you get the solution best suited to you.



Finding The Right Orthodontic Treatment For You


The best way to determine which type of braces or Invisalign treatment is right for you is to speak with your local Waukegan orthodontist. You can request an appointment online at any time for Dr. Kattner to thoroughly exam your teeth and bite to determine the best treatment. You can also contact us by calling (847) 244-7900 or via email at info@kattnerorthodontics.com with any additional questions about consultation and treatment options. We hope to hear from you and your family soon!