What Are Orthodontics?

This type of dental specialty deals mainly with treatments to correct improper bites, crooked teeth, and misaligned jaws. Orthodontists can help align teeth, so your overall dental health is improved. When your teeth are crooked or twisted against each other in the jaw, it becomes harder to clean them. It also becomes harder to eat and chew properly. This can result in serious dental problems, such as severe decay, TMJ, and gum disease.

What Does Orthodontics Treat?

Orthodontics is used to treat many conditions, such as:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite
  • Gap teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Orthodontic Treatment At Dental Town

Unlike braces, caring for your clear aligners is simple! Be sure to rinse and brush them every day. Brush twice and floss daily to keep your smile strong and bright during your orthodontic treatment.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the tried-and-true way to straighten teeth in patients of all ages. This treatment option uses stainless steel wires and brackets to guide your teeth into the correct position. Metal braces are very versatile, effective, and can correct a wide range of conditions.

Ceramic Braces

A type of braces that uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. Also called clear braces, ceramic braces offer many of the same benefits as metal braces.


Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners designed to straighten your teeth without the need for brackets or wires. Dental Town is an Invisalign Gold provider.

Are Braces Right For Me?

Only a trained orthodontic specialist can prescribe braces, clear aligners, and any other treatment. Please schedule a consultation with our experienced team to learn if braces or clear aligners are right for you. Our team will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, jaws, and bite to design a treatment plan to meet your unique needs.

Are Braces More Expensive Than Invisalign?

In most cases, the cost of braces and Invisalign are comparable, while metal braces are slightly more affordable than both Invisalign and ceramic braces. Our team will provide you with a complete breakdown of all treatment costs during your consultation so that you understand all your options.

Do You Accept Walk-ins and Emergency Appointments?

Yes, Dental Town welcomes walk-ins! Our team will see you as soon as scheduling permits to provide you with quality care. We also offer emergency appointments to treat injuries, accidents, and other dental conditions. No matter your dental needs, our Chicagoland practice is here to serve!

Do You Accept Insurance?

Dental Town is in-network with many dental insurance providers. Our team also accepts most PPO plans, major credit cards and offers payment plans. For your convenience, we offer affordable financing options with CareCredit.