Your Homer Glen orthodontist
Dr. Ryan Booth graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Dr. Ryan completed two and a half years of advanced specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of Colorado and earned his Masters of Science in Dentistry for his research of the properties of today’s high-tech orthodontic wires.
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Dr. Barry Booth received his Doctor of Dental Surgery, and his Specialist Certificate and Master of Science in Orthodontics at the University of Illinois. From 1988 to 1991, Dr. Barry was part of a surgical orthodontic team with Cook Country Hospital in Chicago, treating patients with accident-related injuries and birth defects as well as facial and dental deformities.
Dr. Barry is a board-certified orthodontic specialist with the American Board of Orthodontics.
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Homer Glen Braces
One of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have is traditional braces. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth. They are then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, traditional braces will gradually move teeth into the desired positions as the components work together to apply gentle pressure.
Homer Glen braces are an excellent choice for correcting both simple and complex tooth issues. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Home Glen Invisalign
Rather than brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This option is extremely popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. We’ll be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign with a free consultation with Booth Orthodontics.
Homer Glen Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctors and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our office for a complimentary consultation, you’ll see how we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, such as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
To learn more about Homer Glen orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with Booth Orthodontics.