• Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with treatment of malocclusion (irregularities of tooth alignment, improper bites) and incorrect jaw relationships.
  • Straight teeth can help you or your loved one to bite, chew, and speak more effectively.
  • Properly aligned teeth and jaws can prevent future oral health problems such as tooth wear (attrition) and gum disease.
  • The biggest benefits of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful, straight smile.
  • Your smile contributes to your self-esteem, confidence and self-image in your personal and professional life.
  • Orthodontic treatment such as braces, Invisalign, and other orthodontic appliances can significantly improve your facial appearance as it brings teeth, jaws, and lips into harmony.
  • An orthodontists is a highly trained dental specialists whose expertise is tooth and jaw alignment for children, teens and adults.
  • Orthodontist has 2-3 years of specialized full-time education beyond dental school.
  • In the state of Illinois an orthodontist has to pass written and clinical examinations in order to be licensed as a dental specialist.