Dr. Debra Alavi is a south side Chicagoland native and has been in orthodontic practice since 1984. She received both her Doctorate Degree in Dentistry and Masters Degree in Orthodontics from the University of Illinois Dental College. Her master’s research focused on dentofacial asymmetries. She worked as a radiologic technologist while attending college and dental school; and also holds a graduate degree from Northern Illinois University.
Dr. Alavi has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and received an award for exceptional achievement in the field of Orthodontics. She regularly attends continuing education courses to stay informed on current treatment techniques and the latest technology. She believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment and strives to provide patients with all available treatment alternatives.
She is experienced in traditional braces, functional appliances, clear aligner appliances, and mini-implants for both children and adults. Her practice philosophy is to provide quality care that best addresses each patients’ treatment objectives in the most efficient, cost-effective way. She has two adult sons and a young granddaughter. Her hobbies include hiking, art and writing.