Discover Your Best Smile

We care about you like you're our own family and we promise to give you the best quality care in a comfortable, fun setting.

Dr. Darren Pakravan

Expert Training

Dr. Pakravan is an orthodontist. Orthodontists are dentists first. Out of 100 dental school graduates, on average, only six go on to become orthodontists.

To practice orthodontics, Dr. Pakravan spent 11 years in training (four years of college, four years of dental school, and three years of orthodontics residency).

The orthodontic student spends three years learning the skills needed to manage tooth movement and to guide facial development.

You want an expert to give you a new smile—not from aligners you get in the mail.

Personal Service

From the moment you contact our offices to your final retainer check appointment, our goal at Windy City Orthodontics is your complete satisfaction.

Dr. Pakravan will review your photos and X-rays to find the best way to treat your individual needs.

Our imaging and record-keeping are completely digital! Not only does this help us work faster and more efficiently, but it also means less radiation when we need to take X-rays.

Then you’ll choose the type of braces you want - traditional metal, clear ceramic, or Spark aligners. Our goal at Windy City Orthodontics is not just to give you the smile of your dreams.

We want you to leave our offices after every appointment knowing that you got the best possible care.

Comfortable Treatments

Gone are the days of painful headgear, clunky bands on every tooth, and overly tight stainless steel wires. Today's orthodontic treatment is much more comfortable than it used to be. This is because of shape-memory NiTi wires.

With the same technology that NASA uses, NiTi wires exert a continuous force against the teeth to move them in the right direction. This gets rid of the need for wire tightening. This means you spend less time in braces, and the time you do spend is more comfortable.

We offer LightForce self-ligating brackets, which provide the highest level of comfort and convenience when it comes to braces. These brackets and wires put less pressure on your teeth, require fewer office visits than traditional braces, and you can choose between metal and ceramic brackets.

We also offer Spark treatment. These comfortable aligners gently move your teeth into place little by little. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten, and no metal components that can irritate your mouth.

At Windy City Orthodontics, we take pride in making the process of straightening your teeth as comfortable as possible.

Windy City Orthodontics team

Flexible Payments

Everyone loves medical offices that offer flexible appointments and flexible treatment options, but we also offer flexible payment options.

After we’ve determined your insurance coverage and filed it for you, we'll sit down and come up with a monthly payment plan that fits your family’s budget.

We also offer a bookkeeping courtesy for those who prefer to pay for their full treatment at once.

Modern Techniques

Due to extensive continuing education and training as well as being a former clinical instructor at the University of Illinois, Dr. Pakravan is up-to-date on the latest in orthodontic treatment and braces technology.

Windy City Orthodontics is the location for modern orthodontic treatment. We offer aesthetic options like ceramic braces and Spark aligners, as well as LightForce self-ligating brackets, to make it easier for you to clean your teeth.

Our intraoral scanners are more comfortable, faster, and more accurate than molds of the teeth, and orthodontic micro-implants let us apply more efficient tooth movement when needed.

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Convenient Location

Our Chicago offices are conveniently located, so great orthodontic care is only a few minutes from your home, work, or school.

Start Your Treatment the Same Day

The orthodontic treatment process involves a series of orthodontic visits.

We value the relationship that we will build with you and your family throughout that process and want you to be confident that you are receiving the best orthodontic care possible.

Once you feel like we've answered all of your questions and concerns, you can start your treatment that same day.

We value your time, and we know you want to make the most of your visit.