Homer Glen/Orland Park Orthodontist, 708 301-3444
Dr. Debra Alavi specializes in orthodontics for adults and children. She recommends an orthodontic evaluation by age 9.

Child with BracesOrthodontic (braces) evaluation is recommended by age 9. This allows us to utilize growth spurts should development of one or both of the arches be necessary. The consultation and monitoring is complimentary. Orthodontics is occasionally done in phases. Phase one is usually when an appliance is introduced prior to or in place of full braces.

Today the options seem almost endless. Depending on your bite, you can choose from small metal, tooth-colored ceramic, or clear brackets. Invisalign is another great option where clear plastic removable trays gently guide your teeth into the correct position. You can watch your teeth move online.


  • To correct crowding of the teeth enabling you to maintain good oral hygeine, to keep your gum tissue healthy, limit the number of cavities, and improve your breath.
  • Improve your biting and chewing function, which will aid in proper digestion.
  • Your teeth are the supporting structures for your face and lips. Properly positioned teeth will slow down the aging process.
  • Teeth have always been important and today everybody knows it. How you feel about your smile can give you the confidence necessary to face your future. People who try to hide their smile are often misinterpreted as shy or meek. What is your smile language?

How Do you get Started?


Invisalign applianceINVISALIGN straightens teeth using a series of comfortable custom plastic trays to gently reposition your teeth.

CHOOSE THE NEARLY INVISIBLE WAY TO STRAIGHTEN YOUR TEETH! Yes, Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of comfortable custom plastic trays to gently reposition your teeth. Because there are no metal wires and brackets, Invisalign is comfortable. It's removable so eating, brushing and flossing are no problem. You can still enjoy your favorite foods and smile without holding back. With Invisalign, there is nothing to hide. This is available from teenage through your senior years.

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