Trusted Chicago Orthodontics
We are proud to serve patients of all ages in Chicago, Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park, and North Center and the surrounding communities.
2921 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
Your Chicago Orthodontics Pro
Dr. Darren Pakravan graduated with a degree in environmental sciences at Northwestern University before attending the University of Illinois Chicago for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
He completed one year of hospital dentistry at Evanston-Northwestern Healthcare before completing his Master of Science and specialty training in orthodontics.
The Windy City Orthodontics team and Dr. Pakravan attend many hours of continuing dental orthodontic education every year and study topics ranging from orthodontic mechanics and appliance to advances in diagnostic and developmental understanding. We also focus on learning how to manage our practice management better.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient and effective orthodontic tools in use. We attach metal or ceramic brackets are attached to your teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Pakravan, these parts work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Chicago braces are a great choice for fixing a lot of simple and complex tooth issues. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Since braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Chicago braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Instead of brackets and bands, the Chicago Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to slowly but consistently move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Aligners have to be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a reasonable option. A free consultation at our Chicago orthodontics office will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Chicago Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our Chicago orthodontics office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
If you’re ready to get started, schedule your free consultation with Windy City Orthodontics today. Follow our social for office updates.