A World-Class Orthodontist Building Beautiful Smiles for Patients of All Ages

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Algonquin Orthodontics Serving Lake in the Hills Since 1996

Are you searching for an orthodontist to help you or your child achieve a straighter smile? Algonquin Orthodontics specializes in orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Amer Shammaa, DDS, M.S. and the team have helped many kids and adults correct dental misalignment through custom-tailored orthodontic solutions.

During your appointment at our Lake in the Hills, IL office, Dr. Shammaa can examine your smile, evaluate your dental health, and determine which type of orthodontic treatment is right for you.

To start on the path towards a straighter smile, schedule an orthodontic evaluation at Algonquin Orthodontics today!

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Top Two Reasons to Book an Appointment with Our Orthodontist

Get a Healthy Smile

Misaligned teeth may be more than just an issue of cosmetic concerns. Misaligned teeth can also cause discomfort and lead to poor dental health. For example, misalignment can trigger temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, causing headaches and jaw pain. Crooked or crowded teeth can also make it harder to floss, increasing the risk of tooth decay.

Orthodontics can help you align your teeth and jaws, alleviating discomfort and reducing the risk of dental health issues.

Take More Confidence in Your Smile

Patients with crooked, spaced, or crowded teeth may feel self-conscious when it comes time to smile. Patients with overbites or underbites may also find that their facial shape looks different because of a misaligned bite. If you are self-conscious about your teeth, it can affect virtually every area of your life, especially as you become an adult.

Orthodontics can improve the appearance of your teeth as well as your facial features, helping you boost your self-esteem.

"Dr. Shammaa is an amazing orthodontist." Patient Reviews


Diana G

September 27, 2021

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Dr. Shammaa is an amazing orthodontist. I took my daughter to him for her braces and he was so nice and friendly! He was very knowledgeable and gave me all the information I needed. Definitely recommend him!

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Edgar C

February 1, 2022

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Very friendly staff have dealt with them for 2yrs with my oldest and now my daughter is in for 2yrs. And to Dr. Shammaa, my 11-year-old daughter, sends him a shout-out. Really made her experience easy and not terrifying for her. I'm thinking of my invisalign in the near future at my 40yrs old. Definetley recommend Dr. Shammaa.

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It's Never Too Early or
Too Late to Consider Orthodontics
Contact Algonquin Orthodontics Today

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Do you wish you had a straighter smile? Don't let another day go by without contacting our Lake in the Hills, IL office. 

When you undergo orthodontic treatment, it can take several months or even years to reach your desired results. It's best to get started as soon as possible. 

Contact Algonquin Orthodontics to find out which treatment is right for you!

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"Parents no longer take the back seat while their kids reap the benefits of orthodontic treatment. With one-in-three orthodontic patients over the age of 18, the number of adults seeing an orthodontist is at an all-time high." American Association of Orthodontists

Our Orthodontic Treatments

Braces: Tried and True Orthodontics

Braces were first used in the late 1800s, but they remain a popular way to straighten your teeth. If you choose braces, Dr. Shammaa will use a series of brackets, wires, and elastic to move the teeth into their desired positions, making adjustments every few weeks. Most patients wear their braces for one to two years to achieve the desired results, but treatment timelines vary.

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Invisalign: Popular and Discreet

If you want a straighter smile but don't want metal wires or brackets on your teeth, Invisalign may be the right solution. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic, so others will barely notice that you are wearing them.

Like braces, they gently guide your teeth into their desired positions. Instead of adjustments, you will receive a new set of aligners every few weeks.

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Adult Orthodontics: Tailored to Your Needs

It's never too late to start orthodontics. If you are an adult who has always dreamed of a straight smile, adult orthodontics at our Lake in the Hills, IL office can help you achieve your goals. Dr. Shammaa will help you select a treatment that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle. If you want a more discreet solution and have a qualifying case, Invisalign may be just right for you.

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When Should I Bring My Child to the Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic consultation by age seven.

During this screening, our orthodontist can evaluate your child's smile and take preventative measures to guide the teeth in the right direction and reduce the chances that they'll need braces in the future. We can also advise you on whether orthodontics will be needed to help you budget and plan accordingly.

"The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7." American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)

You Don't Need a Referral to See an Orthodontist!

Many patients believe that they need to be referred to an orthodontist by their general dentist. However, this is not the case.

Anyone can schedule a visit to our Lake in the Hills, IL, orthodontics practice. Simply send us a message or call us at (847) 854-0011.

What to Expect during Your Orthodontic Evaluation


Dr. Shammaa will examine your teeth and facial structure, checking for misalignment and other oral health issues.


Dr. Shammaa may also recommend x-rays, impressions, or photographs be taken of your smile. These will be used to plan your orthodontic treatment.


Dr. Shammaa will present the proposed treatment plan to you to give you a better understanding of the type of treatment you will need, your treatment timeline, and the overall cost.

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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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Lake in the Hills Office

49 W Acorn Ln
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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