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About Orthodontics in Chicago, Glencoe, and Northbrook, IL

For most people, ultimately achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.

Before treatment begins, Dr. Lippitz will conduct a thorough exam and discuss any concerns you have and answer all of your questions. Our orthodontist in Highland Park will provide detailed, hands-on care to ensure you end up with not only a beautiful smile but the best possible occlusion you can have. When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you’ve always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve at every step throughout the process.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth depending on your needs and particular situation. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.

Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces, as children, teens and adults alike all wear braces to end up with a smile that makes them feel confident. 

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case. A big factor in a successful treatment is you and your involvement in the process! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment timeline, so we recommend that you bring your child in around 7 years old so that we can evaluate their smile.

Contact Us Today to Learn More

Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Keep in mind that this is simply an estimate and not an exact timeline. Please contact our orthodontist in Highland Park to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide. We can’t wait to help you obtain the smile of your dreams!

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Chicago Office Location

7070 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60645

(773) 508-5588
Northbrook Office Location

1500 Shermer Rd. #100
Northbrook, IL 60062

(847) 562-8858
Glencoe Office Location

650 Vernon Ave
Glencoe, IL 60022

(847) 835-3200