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6 Reasons to Start Braces Treatment at Our Shorewood Orthodontics Office This Winter

By December 22, 2022December 15th, 2023No Comments

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Have you been searching for an expert orthodontist in Shorewood, Illinois? Innovative Orthodontic Centers has you covered! In addition to our Naperville office, we also have a Shorewood location, where our American board-certified orthodontists, Dr. Manal Ibrahim and Dr. Christine Gin, offer advanced orthodontic care in a family-friendly atmosphere. 

At our practice, we have state-of-the-art technology and treatments, including SureSmile® braces, to give patients of all ages exceptional results. If you’ve been thinking about braces for yourself or your child, it’s a great time to get started. In fact, here are six reasons to visit a Shorewood orthodontist for treatment this winter:

  • We’re Offering Limited-Time Price Matching on Braces

Now through December 31, 2022, we’re price matching braces treatment estimates at our Shorewood orthodontics office. That’s right, if you’re quoted a lower cost for braces treatment by a board-certified orthodontist in a 20-mile radius of our office, we’ll match it! When you come in for a consultation, simply bring the detailed estimate or proposal for us to review. 

This ensures you get the best possible care at the best possible price! With our self-ligating metal and clear braces, digital treatment planning and SureSmile prescription wire system, these aren’t your average braces either. The results are measurably better and treatment times are reduced by up to 33% on average as compared to conventional braces. 

  • Our Practice is Nice and Cozy

It might be freezing outside, but inside our Shorewood office it’s always warm, welcoming and cozy. When Dr. Ibrahim designed the space, she wanted it to feel like you’re walking into her own home for a family gathering. Don’t be surprised when you actually like coming in for visits!

And though you won’t mind warming up in our office, we know you’re busy. With our revolutionary braces system and high-tech approach, you’ll have fewer in-person office visits throughout your treatment. 

  • Winter Break is on the Horizon

Is it tough to find time for an orthodontic consultation? With Shorewood schools closed for winter break and workplaces slowing down for the holidays, you or your teenager can come in without missing class or work (we also do virtual consultations!). We even offer same-day starts, meaning you can get your braces put on the same day as your consultation. 

Our self-ligating brackets and custom wires are more comfortable than traditional braces. However, when you or your child first get your braces put on, there can be some mild tenderness and sensitivity. Getting this adjustment period out of the way while you’re on break will make the transition easier.

  • It’s Comfort Food Season 

Speaking of sensitivity, sticking with soft foods like mashed potatoes, soup and pasta will be helpful for the first few days of your treatment. Once the sensitivity wears off, you can eat a wider variety, but you’ll still want to avoid really hard, chewy or sticky foods. Considering winter is prime time for comfort food, finding soft but filling things to eat with braces will be a breeze. 

  • You’ll Have Time to Become a Braces Pro

Most of us spend more time at home and indoors during the cold weather months. This will give you the opportunity to get used to wearing braces and learn the ins and outs of caring for your appliance.

You’ll be able to practice proper brushing and flossing and get a sense for what you need to do throughout the day to keep your smile and appliance in top-notch shape. Once you’re back to your usual activities, you’ll be a braces pro.

  • Your Smile Will be Noticeably Straighter by Summer

We use robotically-bent, SureSmile prescription wires with our self-ligating brackets. We also have a powerful technology bundle that eliminates inefficiencies. Unlike with conventional brackets and wires where two-thirds of the time is spent dealing with unwanted tooth movements, our system helps your teeth take a more direct path to their final positions.

Dr. Ibrahim and Dr. Gin will plan your treatment on a 3D model of your mouth. They’re able to manipulate the virtual rendering until they create the ideal smile for your facial features and can even troubleshoot potential issues in advance. Thanks to this proactive approach, your new smile will look exactly as planned and you’ll see results sooner. 

If you start your Shorewood braces treatment in the winter, by the time warm weather rolls around again and you’re out and about socializing, there will be noticeable improvements to your smile.


Schedule a Free Consultation With a Shorewood, IL Orthodontist Today! 

Start your braces treatment this winter at the Innovative Orthodontic Centers Shorewood office. For a limited time, if you’re quoted a lower price for braces, we’ll match it!

To begin your smile journey, schedule a complimentary consultation with us today.

Dr. Manal Ibrahim