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Are your crooked and misaligned teeth making you feel self-conscious while also affecting the function of your smile?

Orthodontic treatment can restore the look of your smile while preventing new dental disorders from developing.

Algonquin Orthodontics in Lake in the Hills, IL, helps patients reach their smile goals through orthodontic treatment every day of the week.

Benefits of Orthodontics

Orthodontics is more than a cosmetic procedure. While the aesthetic benefits of orthodontic treatment are clear, orthodontics offers various other benefits:

Improved Confidence

A straighter, more pleasing smile can improve your confidence significantly. A warm smile is an inviting way to introduce and express yourself, but patients unhappy with their teeth may shy away from confidently smiling to the world.  

Better Oral Health

Crooked, overlapping, and poorly aligned teeth can be hard to properly brush, floss, and keep clean. Daily dental hygiene practices are essential to good oral health, and having a straight, aligned new smile makes dental cleaning much more manageable.

Improved Functionality

Misaligned and crooked teeth can make chewing and speaking difficult. Over time, an uneven bite can cause larger dental health issues. But by undergoing treatment now, you can overcome current problems and help prevent future ones.

Can You Benefit From Orthodontics? Request a Consultation

Are you struggling with any of the problems above? Our orthodontist can help correct your dental health concerns and help prevent further damage to your smile. Dr. Amer Shammaa is well-versed in the world of orthodontics. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and several other professional organizations that keep him on top of the latest orthodontic techniques.

No matter what alignment issue you have, our orthodontist can help you through the use of advanced orthodontic treatments. To make treatment convenient, our office is open late and on the weekends. If you have questions, leave a message at our Lake in the Hills, IL, office and we'll get back to you. Or call us at Algonquin Orthodontics to get answers or to request a consultation and begin the process of straightening your smile:

(847) 854-0011

"Love the way my teeth look" 5-Star Reviews From Lake in the Hills, IL, Patients


Edgar Camacho II


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Just got braces my off. Love the way my teeth look. Staff is super friendly and the process was well worth it.

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Dima Al Hussami


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He did a great job in creating my beautiful smile! Thank you Dr Shammaa

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Stunning Before and After Transformations

Before Braces Treatment
After Braces Treatment

Braces vs. Invisalign Which Treatment is Right for Me?

A few factors can determine if a candidate is better suited for braces or Invisalign. Here are a few key differences between the two options:


  • Treats moderate to severe alignment issues
  • Can treat both teeth and jaw alignment problems
  • Brushing and flossing can be difficult
  • Fixed to your teeth throughout treatment
  • Can be made of metal or ceramic


  • Treats mild to moderate alignment issues
  • Removable
  • Clear plastic aligners 
  • Less noticeable than braces
  • Can be more comfortable than braces

Step-by-Step Treatment Timeline

Our office is open late, and we are available for weekend appointments. No matter what comes up, we can treat you right away.
Our office is open late, and we are available for weekend appointments. No matter what comes up, we can treat you right away.


Start your orthodontic journey by visiting our Lake in the Hills, IL, office. Dr. Shammaa can assess your teeth at this time to determine what the best orthodontic treatment is for you.


The doctor will take digital impressions and X-rays of your teeth to ensure a proper fit and treatment plan.


Treatment time is unique for each patient. The time will depend on the severity of your alignment issues and which orthodontic treatment you are using, braces or Invisalign.

Regular Visits

Throughout your orthodontic process, you'll visit our office so the orthodontist can adjust your braces or ensure your Invisalign aligners are moving your teeth as intended.

End Results

Once the orthodontist determines your alignment issues are corrected, your braces can be removed or your aligners discarded. The doctor will likely fit you for a retainer to keep your teeth in the correct position.

Types of Invisalign

Algonquin Orthodontics offers both traditional and express Invisalign treatments.

Traditional Invisalign

Our traditional Invisalign aligners are the simplest and most discreet way to achieve a straighter smile. Instead of bulky metal braces, patients wear a series of clear plastic trays that bring their teeth into alignment. Because these trays are removable, you can brush and floss normally and enjoy all the foods you normally eat throughout treatment.

Invisalign Express

Invisalign Express allows patients to complete treatment at a faster rate. Traditional Invisalign usually consists of 25 aligners, but Invisalign Express only consists of 5 to 10 aligners. This may not be an option for patients with severe corrections.

"100% recommend" More 5-Star Reviews From Lake in the Hills, IL, Patients


Christy Delordo


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Algonquin Orthodontics has been a great experience. My daughter’s teeth look great! I was always able to schedule convenient appointments and the cost was less compared to other local orthodontists.

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Abdallah Malas


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I had my invisalign done by Dr. Shammaa and I love my teeth! He is very experienced and kind. The office is neat and well equipped. Prices are very reasonable when compared with other orthodontic offices. 100% recommend.

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Amer Shammaa, DDS

Algonquin Orthodontics

Amer Shammaa, DDS, offers advanced orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages. Since 2018, he has helped many kids and adults straighten their smiles, improve their oral health, and achieve greater self-confidence through treatments such as:

  • Braces
  • Invisalign
  • Adult Orthodontics

To talk to Dr. Shammaa about your smile and learn how orthodontic treatment can help you, request a consultation online or call our Lake in the Hills, IL, office at (847) 854-0011.

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49 W Acorn Ln
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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