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. has 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!
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.
It's Never Too Early or Too Late to Consider Orthodontics Contact Algonquin Orthodontics Today
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 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.
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.
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.
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)