First Office Visit

Downers Grove Orthodontics appreciates that orthodontic treatment represents an important decision for you and your family. We are committed to giving you both the beautiful smile you desire, as well as long-term oral health. Dr. Meena Balakrishnan and her Team will work hard to earn your trust and ensure your treatment experience is a positive one.

We keep current on the latest technological advances in the field of orthodontics to offer you treatment that is safe, fast, comfortable, and affordable. Dr. Balakrishnan also understands that you may want to be discreet about your orthodontic treatment, which is why we offer several options of clear braces.

Free Consultations to Help You Plan Your Future Care

Our orthodontic clinic offers complimentary consultations to all new patients as well as their referring dentist. During this appointment, you will meet Dr. Balakrishnan and her team of dedicated dental professionals. After conducting an initial exam with X-rays, Dr. Balakrishnan will let you know if you’re a good candidate for orthodontic care, as well as which treatment option is best to meet your needs. Your complete medical and dental history will be reviewed as well. She will then work with you to create an individualized plan for your orthodontic care, which represents the best fit for your unique situation.

A member of our office staff will also provide you with an estimate, help maximize any dental plan coverage, and present all available payment options. There’s never any obligation or pressure to start orthodontic treatment: we ‘run the race at your pace.”

What to Expect After Your First Appointment

After deciding to proceed with treatment, the next step is to schedule an appointment for Dr. Balakrishnan to place your new braces or orthodontic appliance. This appointment typically takes about an hour and a half.

Frequency of Appointments

You should plan to schedule an appointment approximately once every six to eight weeks so we can monitor your progress, and make any indicated adjustments. If you let us know which days and times work best for you, we will do our best to work around your schedule. We do greatly appreciate when our patients let us know if they are running late, or if they need to reschedule their appointment. We request 48 notification for any appointment you may need to reschedule. Our Scheduling Coordinator may be reached at (630) 515-2727 or fill out an appointment form.

Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

We recommend visiting your regular dentist every four months rather than every six months while you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Our office will gladly coordinate extra care with your regular dentist if you should need it.

Contact Us

Downers Grove Orthodontics
1330 Ogden Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515

Fax: (630) 566-1500

Serving Downers Grove, Lisle, La Grange and Woodridge, IL.

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