All about braces

Braces in St. Peters, Missouri

Wearing braces is one of the best ways to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. At Unger Orthodontics, we give patients plenty of options, with numerous types of braces to choose from. We’ll help you determine the best braces treatment to meet your specific needs and goals.

  • Types of braces options

    We offer several types of braces, including:

Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are one of the most common orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages. They use metal brackets, an archwire and elastics to apply pressure that shifts your teeth into place.

Modern metal braces are lighter, more comfortable and smaller than they were in the past. Most patients wear traditional metal braces for 18 to 24 months, depending on their specific needs.

Clear ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are made of transparent and tooth-colored materials. They work the same way as metal braces, but they have a more discreet appearance.

Patients of all ages can wear ceramic braces. Treatment lengths vary, but most people can expect to wear this option for 18 to 36 months.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners like Invisalign® are a popular alternative to traditional braces. They use custom-made, clear plastic trays to gradually shift the teeth into place. The trays are virtually invisible, with no metal wires, brackets or elastics. They are also removable, so you can take them out to eat, drink, brush and floss.

We typically treat teens and adults with clear aligners, but these devices may also be a good fit for children who have lost most of their baby teeth. The majority of patients can expect to wear clear aligners for about 12 months.

  • What are the benefits of braces treatment?

    Besides straight teeth, braces treatment provides other advantages like:

    • Improved oral health: Braces align your teeth and jaws, correcting bite problems and improving your smile.
    • Better digestion: Misaligned teeth can make it difficult to chew food into small, easily digestible pieces. Braces treatment can help you chew properly, improving your digestion.
    • Clearer speech: Misaligned teeth can impact your speaking patterns, making it difficult to pronounce certain words. Braces realign the teeth and jaw, helping you speak more clearly.
    • Increased confidence: You’ll feel confident after the treatment knowing you have straight teeth and a beautiful smile.
  • Why choose Unger Orthodontics for braces treatment?

    Patients near St. Peters, Missouri, trust Unger Orthodontics for top-quality braces treatment. With more than 40 years of orthodontic experience, Dr. Unger and his team have the expertise to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

    We use braces treatment on patients of all ages to correct bite problems and straighten teeth. We also customize your treatment to achieve your desired results as quickly as possible. When you come to us for service, you can count on an exceptional patient experience from start to finish.