Your Lockport orthodontists
Dr. Barry Booth attended the University of Illinois for his Doctor of Dental Surgery, Specialist Certificate and Master of Science in Orthodontics. Dr. Barry is a board-certified orthodontic specialist with the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also a member of several prestigious orthodontic organizations such as:
Dr. Ryan Booth attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors 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 went on to complete 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 on the properties of today's high-tech orthodontic wires.
He is a member of several prestigious orthodontic organizations, including:
When it comes to Lockport orthodontics, traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these components work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Lockport braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of tooth issues, from simple to complex. 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 Lockport braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Rather than brackets and bands, the Lockport Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly 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 efficient when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Booth Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
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 in Homer Glen for a complimentary consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular Lockport orthodontics needs, as well 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!
If you’re ready to get started, schedule your free consultation with Booth Orthodontics today.