Orthodontics Specialist

Northwestern Dental Group

Family Dentistry located in Deerfield, IL & Hawthorn Commons, Vernon Hills, IL

Are your teeth crooked or misaligned? Maybe you have large gaps or spaces in your smile? If this sounds familiar, you may benefit from orthodontics. The team at Northwestern Dental Group in Niles, Vernon Hills, Skokie, Gurnee, Arlington Heights, Deerfield, and Hawthorne Commons, Illinois, proudly offers full-service orthodontics treatment on-site in their comfortable, welcoming offices. Take the first step toward the smile of your dreams and call the office or today.

Orthodontics

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty focused on addressing misaligned teeth and bites. Crooked and overcrowded teeth don’t just affect your confidence, they’re also harder to keep clean and may lead to more serious oral health problems including impacted teeth or infections. Orthodontics works to address these issues safely and effectively so you can achieve a smile you’re proud of.  

What types of issues can orthodontics correct?

Orthodontics is capable of addressing a wide variety of issues, including: 

  • Overcrowding
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps or spaces between your teeth
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite

The team at Northwestern Dental Group might also recommend orthodontics if you have a misaligned bite — two problems that increase your risk of tooth grinding and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). 

What types of orthodontics do you offer?

The team at Northwestern Dental Group proudly offers full-service orthodontics, including:

Traditional braces

Traditional metal braces feature brackets, wires, and rubber bands that slowly and carefully move your teeth into place. Although traditional braces are more noticeable than clear aligners, they’re incredibly sturdy and an excellent option for children and young teens. Additionally, your dentist might recommend traditional braces if you have severe orthodontic issues that won’t benefit from aligners. 

Invisalign® oral aligners


Invisalign® oral aligners are a series of removable appliances that fit snugly over the surface of your teeth. Invisalign aligners are also entirely see-through, meaning they’re much less noticeable than traditional braces. In addition, Invisalign aligners use a flexible thermoplastic known as SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is FDA-approved and free of all allergens, including BPA, BPS, latex, and gluten. You may benefit from Invisalign treatment if you have mild or moderate orthodontic issues. 

What type of orthodontic treatment is right for me?

To determine the best type of orthodontic treatment for you, schedule an appointment with the team at Northwestern Dental Group. Following a thorough oral exam, a series of cone beam CT digital scans, and a discussion of your goals for treatment, the team develops a plan that helps effectively straighten your smile. 


Make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions carefully and attend all of your follow up appointments. The more committed you are to orthodontic treatment, the more likely you are to achieve a positive outcome. 


Schedule your orthodontic consultation at Northwestern Dental Group today. Call the office.