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More About Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the dental specialty that is concerned with the diagnosis and correction of misaligned teeth, jaw irregularities and facial development.

Orthodontists focus on these issues in order to provide patients with a healthier smile which results in dramatically increased overall health for years to come. Common orthodontic issues, such as crowding, spacing and protrusion are known as malocclusions. While some malocclusions are hereditary, others are the cause of:

Dental Disease


Habits (like thumb sucking)

Dr. Patel is proud to offer clear aligner technology at his practice. Call today to learn more! 

Orthodontic methods are not only used for aesthetic improvement, they can also correct:

  • Long Term Oral Health
  • Speech Impediments
  • A Bite (the realignment of a bite can make eating, smiling and speaking feel effortless, as it should)

When to see an orthodontist?

It is never too late to setup an appointment with an orthodontist. Although the American Association of Orthodontists recommend that kids check in with an orthodontist near the age of seven, orthodontic treatment does not discriminate and is not solely for children and teens.

One in five orthodontic patients are over the age of 21. Whether the treatment being sought is for a child, teen or an adult, it is important to remember that the main reason for orthodontic procedures are to improve oral health and this starts at any age.

Common Questions

At what age can I start orthodontic treatment?

The American Association of Orthodontists suggests that children should be evaluated for orthodontic care beginning around age 7. Older children and adults can begin orthodontic treatment any time, even seniors, although some issues are easier to correct if you start treatment earlier.

Will I need a retainer after my treatment is completed?

Almost all orthodontic patients need to wear a retainer after their braces come off, otherwise the teeth will begin to shift back to their original position.

We strive to...

Provide you with comprehensive care throughout your experience with us

Maintain an excellence and passion in dentistry through courses and seminars

Provide you with a one stop shop for all of your dental needs

Work with you to create a long term plan for your oral health

Insurance & Billing

Our office accepts all PPO insurances and other private dental insurances. If you are without dental insurance coverage, we will do our best to work with you to afford treatment. For financing, we provide access to CareCredit at our office and our trained staff can help explain to you its benefits.

Why Choose Our Practice

35+ Years Experience

Dr. Patel has been passionate about taking care of his community for over 35 years now. This experience allows Dr. Patel to take a holistic approach to your oral health.

Care Under One Roof

At our office, Dr. Patel focuses on being a one-stop office, by specializing in numerous dental procedures including dental implants, periodontal therapy, and more.

Expert Team

We regularly attend continuing education courses to improve the dental services our office offers. This allows us to provide some of the highest quality dental care in the Joliet, Illinois area.

Our Satisfied Patients

We are so thankful to all of our amazing patients who have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, RateMDs, and other online sources.

I have been coming here for years and I would recommend both the dentists very highly... Both are very professional and know what they are doing...

Raksha M.

Rating: 5/5

Contact us and let us help you achieve your smile goals today.

1507 W Jefferson St #1/2
Joliet, IL 60435

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: Appointment Only
Fri: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun: Closed

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