Orthodontics in Rock Island, IL

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. This correction can help people achieve a healthier mouth and a beautiful smile.  

Some common orthodontic issues include misaligned teeth, overbites, underbites, and buck teeth. People with these issues often experience jaw pain, difficulty eating or talking, and other complications.  

At McManus Orthodontics Rock Island, IL, we provide orthodontic treatments that include braces, retainers, and other appliances that help apply pressure to the teeth to move them gradually to their correct position. Treatment times vary depending on the patient’s age and the severity of their misalignments.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Improved Oral Health

Braces correct issues, such as crooked teeth or jaw misalignment that could lead to tooth decay and gum disease. When your teeth are properly aligned, brushing and flossing are more effective in removing plaque and food particles from all areas of your teeth and gums. As a result, you can prevent cavities and tooth loss throughout your life.

Enhanced Self-Esteem

When your teeth are straighter, your smile will look beautiful, and you can feel better about your face. This can boost your confidence and improve social interactions. For example, you might smile more often when you meet new people or talk with others more openly.

It is Easier to Clean Teeth

In addition to improving your oral health, braces make cleaning the teeth easier. With straighter teeth and jaws, you can effectively floss between all teeth, which will help remove potentially harmful bacteria from the gums and under the gumline. This reduces the chance of periodontal disease, which can lead to other issues with your overall health and well-being.

Types of Orthodontic Treatments

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces consist of metal brackets bonded to the teeth and connected by archwires. Our orthodontist adjusts the tension on the wires over time to gradually shift the teeth into proper alignment. Braces correct many dental issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, and misaligned bites. 

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces work similarly to traditional braces but use tooth-colored or clear ceramic brackets instead of metal ones. They are less noticeable than metal braces and are often preferred by adults and older teenagers.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a series of removable, transparent trays custom-made to fit over the teeth. Aligners gradually shift the teeth into place, and they are virtually invisible when worn. Clear aligners offer the advantage of being removable, allowing for easier oral hygiene and the ability to eat without restrictions.

Orthodontic treatments are used to straighten teeth, correct bite issues, close gaps, and correct the positioning of teeth. If you want to learn more about orthodontic treatment options, visit McManus Orthodontics at 4507 24th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, or call (309) 558-0075.


4507 24th Street,
Rock Island, IL 61201

Phone:  (309) 558-0075

Office Hours

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