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.

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Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
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The service was excellent from the moment I walked in. The entire staff had a genuine, welcoming smile and seemed to care about every client. I have rarely seen such authentic friendliness and caring […]
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The staff and the doctor was great
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The professionalism and courtesy of the people I met there. The rooms were set out in a useful and comfortable way and the people not only know their job, but they value the customers.
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The hygienist was gentle and thorough
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Wonderful staff, got me in fast.
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I have been going to the Dental Center for years. I love that they hygientist are all friendly and quick. At my last appointment I had to bring my son who has special needs. The hygientist, Terry, […]
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Teri always does a great job and is very pleasant.
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Today my son had unexpected extraction’s, due to infection. Dr. Jess, and another woman I can’t remember her name, dark hair, made a super traumatic event so much easier. My son was Waylon, and I […]
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  • 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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