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.
What Is Orthodontics?
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Whether you are seeking orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, finding an experienced and caring orthodontist is a must. Our orthodontist, Amer Shammaa, is a 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. You can rest assured that he and his skilled team have the experience to accurately diagnose and treat even the most complicated orthodontic issues.
Not sure if you need orthodontics? We can answer your questions during a consultation at our office in Lake in the Hills, IL. Call us or send us a message online to get started.
A Glowing 5-Star Review
"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." Abdallah Malas - 2022
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.No matter what alignment issue you have, our orthodontist can help you through the use of advanced orthodontic treatments. To make treatment convenient, our practice 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:
"Love the way my teeth look." 5-Star Reviews From Lake in the Hills, IL, Patients
Stunning Before and After Transformations
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 requires extra care
- Fixed to your teeth throughout treatment
- Can be made of metal or ceramic
- Treats mild to moderate alignment issues
- 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.
Types of 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 allows patients to complete treatment at a faster rate. Traditional Invisalign usually consists of 25 aligners, but Invisalign Express only consists of five to 10 aligners. This may not be an option for patients with severe corrections.
Caring for Your Orthodontics
Caring for your braces is simpler than you may think. Brush and floss as you normally would, but take extra care when brushing around the ceramic or metal brackets. This will help prevent cavity-causing bacteria from collecting and damaging your teeth. We have special tools available to help you clean between your wires and brackets more effectively.
There are certain foods you should avoid during treatment with braces. Sticky foods, like caramel and gum, can get stuck around your braces and lead to tooth decay. Hard foods, like apples and chips, can break a bracket or dislodge it from your tooth. If this happens, call our Lake in the Hills practice so we can address the issue immediately.
Invisalign doesn't use wires or brackets, so caring for your teeth during treatment is easy. You can simply remove your aligner trays and brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
It's important to clean your clear trays at least once a day. Use a soft-bristled brush, a mild soap, and warm water. Rinse your trays clean and return them to your mouth.
Because you will remove your aligner trays when you eat, there are no dietary restrictions during Invisalign treatment. Just be sure to brush your teeth before putting them back in. This will help prevent food debris and bacteria from collecting in your trays.
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Dr. Shammaa helped me become more comfortable with my smile. I can now show my teeth without being self conscious about them. 10/10 would recommend.View on Google
We just found this gem of a business and we love it here. Consultation went so well we signed up and left with spacers!! Boys said this was their favorite (dental) office yet!View on Google