Braces & Invisalign | Elmhurst & Downers Grove

Find Your Perfect Smile!

You want your unique smile, and you want it fast, beautiful, and long-lasting.  It’s good news for people in Elmhurst and Downers Grove to find out that Dr. Radu and her network of specialists are committed to giving you the most up-to-date orthodontic treatment available. From braces to clear aligners, from early treatment of children as young as age 7 to adult interdisciplinary treatment involving additional procedures and specialists such as periodontists and oral surgeons, we are here to help. We know you have many choices and appreciate your patronage.

 We are ethical, experienced, transparent, and more affordable than you think. We are worth it!

Call or text us today to book a free initial consultation!

Invisalign and SureSmile Clear Aligners

If you’re interested in achieving a beautiful smile without having to wear metal or ceramic braces, ask us about the discreet and comfortable way to straighten teeth with undetected clear aligners. They are especially suitable for busy adults and responsible teens who are commited to wearing the aligners 20+ hours a day. The system comes with soft pulse acceleration VPro device used 5-10 minutes a day to help with aligner fittting and remote Dental Monitoring AI scanning capabilities to reduce the frequency and number of in-office visits. The aligners are custom made based on a 3D intraoral scan, they offer increased comfort, are highly flexible and practically invisible.  They fit snuggly against the teeth and apply firm but gentle pressure for optimal tooth movement. Did I mention that Katherine Heigel had Invisalign?


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Metal Braces

Today's metal braces are smaller, lighter, and more comfortable to wear than ever before.

We have conventional small but mighty, durable metal braces that consist of high-grade stainless steel that will allow patients to chose different colors to ligate the wires to the brackets. We also offer self-ligating braces such as Damon prescription and other brands that allow for faster tooth movement and fewer adjustments.

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Clear Braces

Clear braces use the same parts as traditional braces, but instead of metal, the brackets on the front side of the teeth are made of see-through ceramic material.

These ceramic or porcelain braces are less noticeable and blend in with your natural smile. We reserve those for patients that cannot trust themselves to wear clear aligners but want an additional more aesthetic alternative.

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TMJ or TMD Splints, Retainers and Nightguards

We offer fixed and removable retainers for patients that already completed orthodontic treatment and most of the time we can deliver them on the same day. For more serious cases of TMD that have unstable bites, discomfort and teeth ginding, we may recomend special splints or nighguards to relieve symptoms and stabilize the bite, or refer to oral surgeons and recomend more invasive procedures.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Our providers at Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists are highly trained professionals who recognize symptoms of sleep apnea in children and adults.  These can include snoring, waking up with headaches, unusual sleeping positions, inability to focus and feeling tired during the day, heart palpitations, and waking up with dry mouth and sore throat. Following sleep studies confirming the diagnosis, many of these patients benefit of expansion appliances and MMA or maxillary and mandibular surgical advancement. Medical insurance usually covers the cost of the surgery and hospital stay. The recovery is a lot faster since rigid fixation with mini-plates and screws is used to get patients back to normal function within days after surgery. We have quite a few adult patients who completed comprehensive combined orthodontic-surgical treatment, reduced their need for a CPAP machine, and tremendously improved the quality of their sleep and life.

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With Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists relax, you're in great hands, and your smile is treated to perfection.

It's all about you and what fits your lifestyle and most importantly, your ideal concept of facial beauty and harmony.  Dr. Radu pairs cutting-edge tech with experience, artistry and skill of moving teeth. This helps Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists successfully treat many dental issues, like:

  • Gaps or spacing between your teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Protruding teeth
  • Impacted teeth

Fixed Appliances versus Removable Appliances

At Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists, we believe you should be fully educated when it comes to your treatment. We cannot propose any treatment options, nor quote fees until a proper consultation with diagnostic records is completed. Usually several options are given, an ideal treatment plan and a compromised version. Some patients will go for restoring complete facial balance and harmony with a good stable bite, some may chose limited treatment to correct one arch only or avoid extractions or surgical alternatives altogether. All the pros and cons will be explored and referrals to additional specialists made so that patients can select the best option. No two patients or personalities are alike, and our job is to help you make your best decision.

As far as means of moving the teeth, we can offer fixed traditional metal or clear braces, removable clear aligners or a hybrid more predictable approach, perhaps braces for 6-9 months followed by competing the rest of the treatment with clear removable aligners once teh remaining movement is more predictable. You, the patient are the one deciding!

Besides the obvious differences, Dr. Radu uses Invisalign aligners to treat milder orthodontic problems and fixed appliances  for comprehensive and serious complicated  treatments.

Call, email or text us us for a no obligation, free initial consultation!