Orthodontics in Oak Forest near Tinley Park & Frankfort, IL

Traditional and clear braces for children and adults

Metal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets, are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

ClearCorrect – Invisible Braces

ClearCorrect clear aligners straighten teeth invisibly, without metal braces. ClearCorrect invisible braces are invisible, removable and made in America. Dr. Krull will give you a free consultation to see if you are a good candidate for clear aligners. Once we determine you are able to use clear aligners for straightening your teeth there will be a series of aligners custom made for your new smile.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets, are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Traditional Braces

Metal braces are made of high‐quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the arch wire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Contact Us

Thomas Krull D.D.S, P.C.

6320 W. 159th Street, Suite B
Oak Forest, Illnois 60452
Phone: (708) 687-0880