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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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Our customized orthodontics treatment plans can achieve many goals. Below are just two of the many smiles we have improved for Orland Park, IL, orthodontic patients. 

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Honestly best dentist I’ve ever been to hands down!... Soo comforting, very friendly, outgoing, and makes for a looked forward to visit! Thank you Premier Dental and Implant Center! The only regret I have is I didn’t find you all sooner! 

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It took me a long time to find a dentist I’m comfortable with and I trust. Dr. Lagesse is amazing…knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate. The rest of the staff is wonderful. I cannot recommend this practice enough!

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Dr. Amer Shammaa
Our Expert Orthodontist

Orthodontist Amer Shammaa

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.

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Dr. Yamen Akhras Our Implant Dentist Also Provides Orthodontics

Implant specialist Yamen Akhras

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

There are several different types of orthodontic appliances, including fixed and removable devices. Here are a few of the options available at our Orland Park, IL, office.

Traditional Braces

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.

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Ceramic Braces

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.

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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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The best experience ever. I hated dentists all of my life. However, this experience was a positive experience. I'm definitely going to revisit their office and make them my official dentist. Im blessed.

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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:

(708) 873-9709

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Severe Misalignment
Causes Many Issues
That Can Be Avoided With Orthodontics

Gum Disease

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.

TMJ Disorder

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.

Low Self-Esteem

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 officeYour 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.
Straightening your smile can improve overall function and prevent potential damage caused by malocclusion.

Initial Consultation

During this appointment, your orthodontist assesses your teeth, gums, and surrounding structures. After reviewing your health history and your personal cosmetic and oral health goals, we will recommend a plan.

Placing the Appliance

Individuals who get traditional or ceramic braces will come in for an appointment to bond the brackets in place and attach the archwires. Those who choose Invisalign will have impressions made so their aligners can be fabricated.


During active treatment, it is essential that patients attend routine checkups. These visits ensure that everything is going according to plan and that there are no potential issues that need to be addressed.


Once treatment is complete, everyone must wear a retainer to keep the teeth from shifting back into their original positions. There are several types of retainers available. Your orthodontist can help you find one that works for you.

We Make Orthodontics As Convenient As Possible

Our 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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My 19 year old daughter is a very anxious dental patient. From the moment we came for the consult through the procedure and follow up, she was comfortable and we felt well taken care of... The office is very modern, clean and beautiful too! It is quite apparent this staff cares about each aspect of the practice!

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Dr. was terrific and so great with my five year old. He and the dental assistants made the experience easy and pain free! Would recommend this to anyone for any dental work! Love this place—-so clean and professional!

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It's Never Too Late To Start Orthodontic Treatment

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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.

Message our Orland Park, IL, dentists and orthodontists or call:

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"Amazing work and very professional. Would recommend to anyone, a couple sessions with Dr. Yamen I could barely recognize my own teeth... If you want the job done right, this is your place." Moe Dama

Maintain Your New Smile for Life by Following These Simple Steps

Completing your orthodontic treatment is a great success. With the proper care, you can enjoy the benefits of your new smile for a lifetime. Our specialists in Orland Park recommend:

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.

"All around I am very impressed with the office. It was easy notice that each doctor loved their job and is there to help individuals feel comfortable in their smiles... I am very thankful that I was able to find an office that is understanding and caring as this one. Thank you Premier Dental and Implant Center!" Ashley Thatcher
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At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we provide high-quality dental care for your entire family. Dr. Yamen Akhras and our team offer a full range of dental services. We are also proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Associations
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (708) 873-9709 today.

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