The Dental Center of South Bend
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

Are Removable Braces Right for You?

If you are considering braces but hesitate because you don’t want the stigma and discomfort, it’s time that you discovered the latest form of braces that are invisible and removable. See if this orthodontics option is the right choice for you.

The Rise of Removable Braces

Traditional braces have a bad reputation because their metal brackets and wires are noticeable and uncomfortable. But today, advances in family orthodontics have led to new kinds of orthodontics that are removable and invisible. These braces have become so popular that they’re now readily available from most orthodontists in South Bend.

The Clear Difference

According to experts in family orthodontics, the most common type of removable braces is called Invisalign dental aligners and they are available from almost all orthodontists in South Bend. They feature a series of clear aligners that are worn for most of the day and replaced by an orthodontist about every two weeks. Each new set of aligners is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper position. The aligners are only removed for eating, drinking, and cleaning teeth. The average treatment is between 18 and 30 months. The main advantages of these braces include:

  • Better appearance because they blend into the natural color of teeth.
  • Greater self-confidence because they are invisible from view.
  • More comfort because they lack metal brackets and wires that can irritate gums.
  • Most convenience since they are removed when eating, drinking, and cleaning teeth so they don’t affect daily function or oral hygiene.

When Removable Braces are Best

Generally, an orthodontist will recommend these newer removable, invisible braces to people with minor to moderate orthodontics needs. This makes them ideal for adults and teens that are self-conscious about wearing braces. Since children usually have more complex needs, they are not the braces for kids. It’s important to realize that their removable nature means they can be easily misplaced, which is why they are not the best braces for kids. Plus, their design and convenience make them less affordable braces than other options. If cost is a concern, financing and insurance can make them into affordable braces for you.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Bend, call The Dental Center of South Bend today at (574) 367-7000 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Bend. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of South Bend, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of South Bend.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Marge was very good. She is an excellent dental heigist. So very glad I have her caring for my health and teeth. Thank you, Marge great job!
Sue B.
My hygienist was excellent and very professional
Soneka W.
Dr.Madu was very considerate of my level of comfort.
Peggy M.
I have always had good service there . Been going there for about 15- 20 years
Ronald P.
Very professional & expert care, and only discomfort that I deserved. Great people.
Anonymous
Quick in job done without any pain
Eric W.
The staff was very courteous and nice. The service I received was very good. My wait time was minimal.
Marvin J.
Very thorough and professional.
Jacquelin C.
Outstanding caring people, always know me by name also.
Kevin S.
Everyone there is great!
Christin A.
The people are friendly and courteous and the work on my tooth was completed in a timely manner.
Tricia W.
Love this office. Everyone treats you great
Gayle B.
Overall good experience.
Sherry D.
One of the best dentist appt I have been to
Leah N.
I had an excellent experience.
Jamie T.
They are very helpful and friendly..
Rena M.
Fast and painless!
Kelly T.
Very pleasant experience
Anonymous
I had a great experience at the dental center. They are flexible with appointment times and the staff (front desk, hygienists, and doctors) is very […]
Anonymous
Everyone very courteous and professional as well as friendly!
Lisa R.
I was in pain over the weekend. I called Monday morning and they got me right in on Monday afternoon to take care of my very bad tooth pain. Thank […]
Jason P.
Been going to this clinic for almost two years now. I have enjoyed my experiences with this clinic and I am thankful to them.
Jamie T.
I had a wonderful experience. I arrived early and was informed that the hygienist was out sick and they apologized for it. They offered to reschedule […]
Jacqueline S.
Marge always pleasant an professional. I only use her for my cleanings.
Kevin S.
Friendly and caring staff. Always helpful with questions or concerns.
Richell K.
As always excellent service from hygenist, Becky.
Rebecc D.
I appreciate the attentiveness and friendliness of the Dental Centers personnel. I feel they are interested in my dental and overall health.
Michael A.
Excellent service provided by hygienist Becky W.
Rebecc D.
I love coming here! Fast, great work and painless!
Braedon T.
My procedure took 4 hours, mainly because there was only 1 dentist and he had to handle many patients while I sat in the chair. There was more down […]
Jane B.
very nice service in a timly manner
Larry C.
Very kind and professional people work here. My experience was very good.
Joan W.
Had an emergency on my front tooth! Not only did they get me in right away but also worked quickly to get me a flipper tooth (in a day and a half)! […]
Angelia Y.
While I did have a couple of resin fills fall out, I don't believe that was the fault of the technician (my bad). They were replaced right away and […]
Timothy F.
This morning at 8:30 I called for an appointment for what I thought was a cracked tooth. I had never been a patient there before, they got me in with […]
Amy darnell
Got in on time and everything went well.
Judy J.
Great service and excellend customer service provided by staff.
Ariel E.
very professional
Anonymous
I find the people in this office to be friendly and professional.
Steven S.
Even an extraction is no problem.
Michael A.
excellent and courteous service
Joseph V.
Dentist at the dental center are there to help you, not tell you things are wrong just to get more money out of you. They are all very friendly and […]
Rikki T.
Friendly, professional, and caring.
Mary B.
Very reasonable prices for people without dental insurance, courteous fast service!
Ryan K.
No wait time, Very helpful and informative as to the procedure and what to expect. Excellent staff and dentist.
Anonymous
Overall good impression. Got what I was expecting.
Lila K.
Very nice, helped me supa fast
Susan J.
By far the best experience I have ever had while having to get a filling replaced.
Tammy W.
For my first time at this practice, everyone was very nice and courteous..I felt like they really care
Treviea W.
Friendly & excellent service !!
Don H.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
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