Teeth and bites should be properly aligned. When they aren't, it can harm your appearance, oral health, and dental function.
Orland Park, IL, chooses us for our expertise in orthodontics–dentistry focused specifically on treating crooked teeth and misaligned bites.
At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we offer a sweeping array of orthodontics options performed by a board-certified orthodontist.
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Dr. Amer Shammaa
Our Expert Orthodontist
A dentist can provide braces or Invisalign. However, there are multiple key advantages that come with choosing a true orthodontist like our Dr. Shammaa. Becoming an orthodontist requires two or three years of full-time orthodontics study after graduating from dental school.
Dentists often perform a vast array of services, meaning they may not actually spend much time on orthodontics. Dr. Shammaa's focus on orthodontics has allowed him to finely hone his ability to address all types of misalignment.
Dr. Shammaa has gone above and beyond to provide the best care possible — he became a board-certified orthodontist. Board certification denotes elite status and is achieved by passing rigorous written and clinical examinations.
There's no need to drive to Chicago with quality care in your own neighborhood. And orthodontic care can provide a lifetime of benefits. Trust yours to someone who has dedicated his life to delivering the best results possible. Contact our Orland Park, IL, office to request your consultation.
Dr. Yamen Akhras Our Implant Dentist Also Provides Orthodontics
Dental implants are the most effective solution for replacing missing teeth. Our implant dentist, Dr. Akhras, is also trained in orthodontics. For those interested in dental implants or veneers, our implant dentist Dr. Akhras may recommend orthodontic treatment first to achieve the optimum smile line and results.
Our dentists believe that several elements work together to help individuals achieve the best possible oral health and appearance. Orland Park comes to us because of our heightened specialization. We can achieve your oral health and cosmetic goals with the power of comprehensive dental care.
Types of Orthodontics
Traditional braces use surgical steel bands, brackets, and wires to bring each tooth into proper alignment. This is the most versatile orthodontic option because it can correct a wide range of problems. This treatment generally takes about two years to complete. We typically recommend traditional braces for children because they can often achieve the best outcome in these cases.
Individuals who require the mechanics of traditional braces but desire a more discreet solution can opt for ceramic braces. This option corrects misalignment issues in the same way, but the brackets are made of ceramic and the archwires are tooth-colored. As a result, ceramic braces are less noticeable compared to their conventional counterparts.
This alternative is popular among our teen and adult patients. Instead of using metal components, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners. Each set is worn for approximately two weeks before upgrading to the next set in the sequence. The teeth are shifted into their desired locations gradually. Invisalign usually takes between 12 and 18 months to complete.
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Preserve Your Oral Health With Orthodontic Treatment
Enhancing your oral health should be done as soon as possible. It is never too late to get your mouth back on track or too early to set your young one on a healthier path.
Committing to wearing braces or aligners for months to years can seem daunting, but the health and cosmetic benefits of orthodontic treatment can last a lifetime.
Our dentists can discuss your smile goals during an onsite or virtual consultation and see if you would benefit from orthodontic treatment. We serve communities throughout the greater Chicago area and nearby. You can message us or call:
Causes Many Issues
That Can Be Avoided With Orthodontics
Misaligned teeth are harder to clean than straight teeth, increasing your risk of cavities and infections. Nearly 50% of American adults have some form of gum disease. While oftentimes painless, gum disease can actually spread throughout the body and endanger your heart and respiratory health.
Malocclusion is the medical term for teeth that aren't aligned properly. Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to painful conditions like TMJ disorder. This can lead to a host of issues that include headaches, jaw pain, facial swelling, fatigue, and decreased oral function.
Major misalignment can lead to feeling less attractive and less confident. Its effects on confidence can even go beyond aesthetic insecurities when misalignment harms your ability to speak and eat with confidence.
Assessing Your Candidacy for Orthodontic Treatment
Good Oral Health
Patients who have a decayed tooth, gum disease, or any type of infection in the mouth will have to undergo restorative dentistry procedures before receiving orthodontic treatment at our Orland Park office. Your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to make sure your oral health is in good condition before proceeding with treatment.
Commitment to the Process
Orthodontic treatment can last months or even a few years. If you receive braces, you will require periodic adjustments from one of our doctors. If you undergo Invisalign treatment, you must wear your clear aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Adjusting to your orthodontic treatment can take some time but the benefits will last a lifetime if you commit to treatment.
Orthodontic Treatment Timeline
The length of your treatment timeline depends on the type of appliance you choose, as well as the complexity of your case.
Here is a general guideline of what patients can expect at our Orland Park, IL, office.
Straightening your smile can improve overall function and prevent potential damage caused by malocclusion.
We Make Orthodontics As Convenient As PossibleOur team is committed to making your treatment as smooth as possible. We offer virtual consultations and allow patients to schedule appointments online. We also make ourselves available for late-night and weekend appointments. Call (708) 873-9709 or write to us to request effective orthodontic care made easy.
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It's Never Too Late To Start Orthodontic Treatment
There is an unfortunate misconception that orthodontics are only for children and teens. This myth holds too many back from achieving a healthier and more beautiful smile.
The numbers paint a much different picture. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), one in four orthodontics patients is over the age of 18.
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It may seem like you're the only adult in the world considering braces or Invisalign. As it turns out, though, you're one of many.
Now that you know about the high numbers of adult patients who opt to transform their smile with orthodontics, you can join their journey at Premier Dental & Implant Center.
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Maintain Your New Smile for Life by Following These Simple Steps
Wearing Your Retainer
Our dentists will give you a customized retainer to help keep your teeth in their new positions. Wearing your retainer as instructed can prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original, misaligned positions and help the benefits of your orthodontic care last a lifetime. Without a retainer, you may eventually need braces or aligners again.
Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene
In addition to brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily, your oral care routine should include cleaning your retainer daily. Brushing and rinsing your retainer once a day will prevent bacteria buildup.
Attending Regular Dental Appointments
During your visits, our dentists can adjust your retainer, check your oral health, and ensure your teeth are staying in their newly aligned positions. Our Orland Park dental office is open Monday through Saturday, allowing patients to fit appointments comfortably into their schedules.
Are Orthodontic Treatments Painful? You May Experience Some Discomfort at First
Clear aligners may feel tight at first, but this feeling usually goes away after you have worn them for a bit.
With braces, you will likely feel some discomfort, like pressure or a pinching sensation during your initial treatment and adjustments. However, you can alleviate it by taking acetaminophen, like TYLENOL®, prior to your appointment.
The good news is, you have the perfect excuse to eat ice cream, along with other soft foods, like yogurt, smoothies, or applesauce. Choosing meals that require little chewing can help prevent soreness and tenderness after your visits.
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