Do you or your child have dental alignment issues that simplified orthodontic treatments like Invisalign® can't correct?
Orthodontist Amer Shammaa helps teens and adults enhance their smiles with both metal and tooth-colored ceramic braces.
Find out why patients throughout Lake in the Hills, IL, recommend Dr. Shammaa for braces treatment.
The Benefits of Choosing Dr. Shammaa For Braces and Other Orthodontics
A Focus on Orthodontics
Dr. Shammaa is an orthodontist. Some types of orthodontic treatment are available from general dentists, but when you choose Dr. Shammaa, your smile benefits from a practitioner focused exclusively on the alignment of the teeth and jaws. He is equipped to handle cases both minor and complex.
Metal and Tooth-Colored Ceramic BracesAlthough clear, removable aligners such as Invisalign are incredibly popular (and available here to the right candidates), traditional braces are often a better orthodontic solution in more pronounced cases of dental misalignment. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice discretion. Although we provide metal braces, we also offer ceramic braces that can blend in with your teeth for a less noticeable treatment.
Treatment for Teens and Adults
Has your dentist told you that your child needs braces? Are you wanting to do something about your own malocclusion? Do you want to seek treatment for both yourself and your child? Dr. Shammaa in Lake in the Hills has you covered. He is experienced in helping patients of all ages meet their needs and achieve their goals.
Metal and Ceramic Braces
Experts recommend that children have their first orthodontic appointment at age 7.
Let's Find the Right Solution for You!
Dr. Shammaa's singular focus on orthodontics can help you say goodbye to that urge to hide your teeth when you laugh or smile. He can also help reduce those cavities that keep developing between checkups. That's right - it's not just about having a better-looking smile. Braces can actually make it easier to brush and floss your teeth in all those hard-to-reach places.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that kids undergo an orthodontic consultation by age seven. If that time is drawing near, we would love to start helping you and your child plan for a lifetime of beautiful, properly aligned teeth. Of course, if you are interested in straightening your own teeth, we are here to help you with that, too. You can request a consultation online or give our Lake in the Hills, IL, office a call:
"Definitely recommend this place for your braces!" Hear From Our Five-Star Reviews
All three of my kids used them. Always on time, super clean, friendly staff. We love Annie. Just got braces off my youngest and all.3 kids have perfect teeth! Highly HIGHLY recommend!View On Google
Definitely recommend this place for your braces! Dr. O'Byrn answered all the questions I had and explains every step he is doing, what he is doing next, and what to expect on my next visit and I appreciate that.View On Google
Caring for Your Teeth and Braces
Prepare Your Braces
Any removable parts of your braces should be taken off. Our orthodontist takes time to teach patients how to do this properly.
Brush Your Braces
Clean around the braces by holding your brush at a 45-degree angle, starting above the wire and then moving below. Be careful to clean all the way around the hardware on your dental arch.
Brush Your Teeth
Hold the brush against the gumline at a 45-degree angle, then move in small circles while applying light pressure. All teeth should get about 10 seconds of attention each.
Floss between Your Teeth
This requires special floss and, in some cases, special tools to make sure you can clean thoroughly between your teeth.
Rinse out your mouth and then give your teeth a quick look in the mirror to make sure you didn't miss anything obvious.
Foods to Avoid While Wearing Braces
- Candy Bars
- Taco Shells
- Potato Chips
- Beef Jerky
Foods Requiring Special Care
If you're afraid you won't be able to indulge in anything delicious while wearing braces, rest assured, that's not the case! It's just a matter of avoiding using your front teeth to bite into foods, and knowing when to cut certain foods into very small pieces. When you keep these guidelines in mind, you can absolutely enjoy:
- Fresh Fruit
- Raw Vegetables
- Dinner Rolls
Dr. Shammaa will give you detailed instructions to make sure you know how to keep yourself nourished (and enjoy yourself in the process) without having to risk damaging your braces or interrupting tooth movement.
Hear From More Patients About Our Orthodontic Work
I got my braces off a month or so ago and the staff was always so kind and they did such a good job fixing my teeth!!View On Google
They are great ! Very friendly, big on customer care, very good at what they do, and they have great technology. We are very happy with Dr.Shammaa !!View On Google