There are certain things you should look for when you’re deciding on an orthodontic practice. When you hear bad braces stories, usually, you’ll find out there were signs along the way that the practice and the patient weren’t a great fit. At Innovative Orthodontic Centers, we balance offering the most advanced treatments and achieving incredible results with creating a positive, fun experience for our patients. When you visit with a Naperville or Shorewood orthodontist at Innovative Orthodontic Centers, here are some things you can expect:
1. A Warm, Welcoming Feel
When Dr. Manal Ibrahim designed the office, she was on a mission to make it feel like you were coming to her house for a warm family gathering. Our offices are impeccably clean and have spa-like décor, state-of-the-art equipment and systems and a relaxing reception area. We have an iBar with iPads and charging stations, magazines, beverages and televisions. For kids, we even have a kidzCave arcade game room and our kidzFlix cinema. Of course, just because an office isn’t gorgeous doesn’t mean it’s one of the signs of a bad orthodontist, but you should look for a practice that’s clean and makes you feel welcome and at ease.
2. Friendly Team Members
All of our team members are friendly and treat every patient with respect. We do everything in our power to ensure you’re happy with your visits and your overall experience, as well as your results. You’ll always be greeted with a smile and if you ever have questions or concerns, we’ll be more than happy to help. We’re approachable, we really love our patients and it shows!
3. A Minimal Wait
Our offices are completely digital and everything is streamlined, which lets us keep wait times to a minimum. Your appointments will be fast and we take a host of steps to make treatment convenient for you and your family, including offering digital consultations, online scheduling and allowing parents to drop their kids off for appointments.
4. Experienced Doctors
Dr. Ibrahim and Dr. Gin are board-certified specialists in orthodontics. Both doctors have extensive training and are recognized experts in their fields. Some general dentists do offer Invisalign treatment at their offices and even though that doesn’t automatically mean a patient will receive poor orthodontic work, it is always advisable to see a specialist to straighten your teeth. Dr. Ibrahim and Dr. Gin understand the mechanics of tooth movement and are experts in diagnosing, treating and preventing malocclusion, or irregularities in the size, positioning or spacing of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatment can cause permanent changes in your facial structure, which is why it’s best to leave it in the hands of an orthodontist.
5. Transparency About Treatment Options and Pricing
We want what’s best for our patients, so we always present all of the treatment options and help you choose the ideal one based on your smile needs and lifestyle. We don’t think you should have to pick a treatment based just on price, which is why the fees for our Invisalign and braces treatments are similar. We accept most insurances and we also offer in-office, interest-free financing. We’re completely transparent about the cost of treatment upfront. At your consultation, your treatment coordinator will sit down with you to develop a customized financial plan to make getting your dream smile work for your budget.
6. Everyone is a Candidate for Invisalign®
At Innovative Orthodontic Centers, we’re Diamond+ Invisalign providers and we’re one of the leading Invisalign practices in North America! In fact, Dr. Ibrahim has even been called a “trailblazer” by Align Technology, the company that makes Invisalign. Our level of experience with clear aligners is unparalleled and we have the ability to treat even complex cases, which is why at our practice, everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. In addition to offering Invisalign to our adult patients, we can now treat growing smiles with it thanks to Invisalign Teen, Invisalign First and the latest product, Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement (MA).
7. Shorter Treatment Times
We believe in harnessing the power of technology to make orthodontic treatment faster, more effective and more comfortable. We offer metal and clear self-ligating braces and we use the state-of-the-art SureSmile® system, which has the benefit of reducing your treatment time by almost 30%. With the system’s computerized treatment planning and robotic wire-bending technology, we can achieve maximum precision and you’ll feel less discomfort as your teeth shift into place. We’re also the number one AcceleDent® provider in the world! AcceleDent Optima™ can be used with Invisalign and braces. The portable, take-home device relies on gentle vibrations to accelerate tooth movement and reduce your treatment time by up to 50%. It too lessens discomfort and enhances the predictability of your tooth movements so we can give you results that look just as promised.
8. Digital Scanning
Innovative Orthodontic Centers is an impression-free office! No more gagging on messy impression materials while you bite into a mold and try to hold still. We take comfortable, quick digital scans using our iTero scanner. The handheld wand snaps images of your teeth and gums in continuous motion and we’re able to create a 3D model of your mouth on our computer. We can then plan out your treatment directly on the model for improved precision and appliances that fit perfectly.
9. Clear Communication
Our team members will communicate with you every step of the way. You’ll never feel left in the dark about your or your child’s treatment progress. We’re always willing to answer any questions you have and we make it a priority to ensure you feel confident and informed from your first consultation to your final visit.
10. Amazing Results
We do focus a lot on your treatment experience at our practice. However, the bottom line is, we want you to love your new smile and we make sure you get exceptional results. This includes using precise, computerized treatment planning and manipulating virtual simulations of your mouth to map out the ideal final position for your teeth and jaws. We design your best smile based on your facial features and anatomy and we’re able to create results that can last a lifetime.
To get started on your dream smile, book a free consultation at Innovative Orthodontic Centers in Naperville or Shorewood today. For even more convenience, take advantage of our new digital consultation feature!