585 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093
Your Northfield Orthodontist
Dr. Patrick Brady received his B.S. in Psychology from Davidson College, his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and his Masters and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
In dental school, he was a Dean’s Scholar and was accepted to both the Delphi Society and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, academic honor societies.
Today, he is an ABO certified orthodontist and provides top-quality care to each and every patient. Dr. Brady has presented research at national meetings for both the American Dental Education Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.
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.
Northfield 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 Northfield braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Rather than brackets and bands, the Northfield 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 Brady Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Northfield Orthodontics: Find the Right Treatment for Your Smile
Our skilled doctor and team excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic 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!