Professional Orthodontist Offices in Chicago

Talk to Some of the Best Orthodontists in Chicago About Your Orthodontist Treatment Options

Dr. Emiliya Taneva

American Dental

Dr. Taneva is a board-certified orthodontist and completed her post-doctoral specialty training in orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a program known for producing leaders in orthodontics.

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Why Should You Choose Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontics can give you a straighter smile, increase your confidence, and improve your oral health and the function of your mouth.

Your Natural Mouth

Orthodontics works with your natural teeth, using appliances and unique treatments to move your teeth and jaw into their proper positions. In the end, your smile is still your natural mouth. Why is this important? Because when you know that the new, beautiful and aligned smile you are showing others is made up of your own natural teeth, you can have greater confidence in how you look.

improving facial Structure

The shape of your face relies heavily on its structure, including the structure of your jaw line. If you have a misaligned bite, odds are your jaw line is off. Depending on which type of malocclusion you have, your facial structure around the jaw could appear to be more to one side when you look at yourself head-on, or your profile could make it seem like your jaw line is too far forward or back. Orthodontic treatments work to bring your teeth together in the right way, which, if you have a malocclusion, will involve moving the position of your jaw. In the end, your facial structure will appear more natural and symmetrical.


Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean. When you have crooked teeth, it can be difficult to clean all of the surfaces or floss in between them. If your bite is misaligned, your teeth could also wear in unnatural places and increase your chances of developing tooth decay or other issues. By ensuring that your teeth are straight and aligned, you can improve your oral hygiene and increase your smile’s chances of staying healthy throughout your life.


Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of orthodontics is the increased confidence you gain in yourself from having a straighter, healthier and more beautiful smile. All of our patients agree that their self-esteem increases after they complete their orthodontic treatments.

Who We Treat

Orthodontics can give you a straighter smile that increases your confidence while also improving your oral health and the function of your mouth.

About The Orthodontic Process

Each orthodontic treatment is planned based on the patient’s unique needs and goals.

Initial Consultation

Before beginning any orthodontic treatment, you will visit with our orthodontist to determine if you require orthodontics and which treatments would be best to meet your unique needs and goals. Generally, we recommend that children visit our orthodontist around the age of 7, as this is the age when the signs of most dental issues start to present themselves. Adults are welcome to come in at any age.


After our orthodontist evaluates your condition, we can recommend the treatment(s) that will work best to give you a straighter, healthier smile. For children, this could involve a Two-Phase treatment of both appliances and braces. For adults, most treatment plans involve a single treatment, such as braces or Invisalign®. Your treatment plan, however, will be based on your current condition and your end goals.

Treatment Process

Depending on your unique treatments, your treatment process could last anywhere from six to 18 months or longer. Our team at American Dental Associates will help you know how long you can expect your specific treatment to last. At the end of every treatment, our patients achieve a straighter, more aligned and healthier smile.


Following any orthodontic treatment, you will receive instructions on how you can retain your new smile. In most cases, this involves wearing a retainer. This is an essential step to keep your teeth straight and your jaw aligned.
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From Braces to Invisalign - Let Our Friendly & Professional Orthodontists Help You

The goal of orthodontics is to help you achieve a straighter, healthier and more aligned smile. While our team works to provide traditional orthodontic services to correct your smile, there may be instances where you may require oral surgery in order to achieve optimal oral health and correct orthodontic issues.

  • Gentle, efficient treatments for improved oral health
  • We explain what you can expect during the procedure and afterwards
  • Procedure performed by our board-certified oral surgeons


American Dental is one of the best providers of orthodontic treatment and oral surgery in Chicago. Straight teeth make brushing easier and reduces the risk of tooth decay. A straight smile also improves self-confidence and helps people make great first impressions. American Dental offers traditional braces, invisible braces, Invisalign and AcceleDent. Learn more about orthodontic treatment and our other services like cosmetic dentistry in Chicago to discover how you can improve your smile.

Tips to Maintain Oral Hygiene During Orthodontic Treatment

Braces and aligners are just some of the most common forms of orthodontic treatment. If you’ve received any of these treatments from your orthodontist, it’s important to understand how to maintain your oral hygiene to prevent infection. Here are some helpful tips that will show you how to keep your oral hygiene as clean as possible both during, and after you’ve received orthodontic treatment.

  • Even after your treatment, it’s important to get regular dental exams and cleanings. This includes getting X-rays and a professional cleaning of the teeth and gums, which is the best way to keep your oral health in top condition.

  • Always follow the instructions given by your orthodontist after your treatment. They’ll give you the tools and information you need to maintain good oral hygiene long after the treatment is complete.

  • If you have braces or clear aligners, use a water flosser to remove excess food particles, bacteria, and plaque. These powerful flossers get into every small crevice of the mouth to keep your braces, aligners, and teeth nice and clean.

  • Use an interproximal brush small enough to fit between your braces and teeth if you don’t have a water flosser. These special brushes help to remove stuck food and work as a great supplement to traditional dental floss.

  • Remove your clear aligners whenever you eat and drink and whenever you brush and floss your teeth. Make sure you also clean the aligners twice each day for the best oral hygiene possible.

Contact American Dental in Chicago today at (773) 729-6040 to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist!

  • Traditional Braces
  • The Braces Procedure
  • Routine Adjustments
  • Retention

Traditional braces are one way to straighten your teeth. A consultation is performed to determine if other orthodontic work is needed. The orthodontist will also provide pricing information and treatment time. Our orthodontist in Chicago will often accept dental insurance and offer payment plans to help patients finance the cost of orthodontic treatment.

Additional Information

Invisible Braces

Invisible braces are one of the best options for patients that feel self-conscious about wearing metal braces. Invisible braces are invisible to the human eye, and the procedure and treatment time are similar to traditional braces. An orthodontist in Chicago uses ceramic brackets that are held together by ligatures. The ligatures are changed by the orthodontist at your adjustment appointments, but the clips are not retied with elastics or wires.


Invisalign is one way to straighten teeth in Chicago. The orthodontist applies invisible aligners instead of metal braces. The treatment can move crooked or gapped teeth into place as well as align the upper and lower jaw. Invisalign uses SmartTrack technology that decreases treatment time. Patients can also remove the aligners when they eat or brush their teeth.


AcceleDent is a convenient way to straighten your teeth. Patients use a mouth device instead of aligners or metal braces to straighten crooked teeth. This treatment method increases the speed of teeth moving into place. Patients use a device for 20 minutes a day in the comfort of their own home. Treatment time is often cut in half. Our orthodontist in Chicago offers detailed instructions on how to use AcceleDent properly.

At American Dental, our team of general dentists and orthodontists provide the best orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth in Chicago. Orthodontic treatment methods include traditional methods, invisible braces, Invisalign and AcceleDent. Contact American Dental today to make a consultation appointment with an orthodontist, or if you’re looking for teeth whitening or a routine dental exam.

Our Chicago Orthodontists Can Give You The Smile Of Your Dreams

The Best Orthodontist in Chicago

Having straight teeth can impact your life more than you even realize. From improving your oral health to helping you feel more confident in your skin, our team is committed to helping you achieve your goals. For the best orthodontist in Chicago, visit American Dental! 

Why Our Orthodontist is the Best in Chicago

When it comes to effective orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist's skills and experience matter significantly. Our team offers individualized treatment plans to ensure you get the best results possible. That’s why when you have a problem with your teeth, you should come to us. 

Straightening your teeth in Chicago comes with more benefits than just having aesthetically pleasing teeth, too. Crooked teeth can make speech difficult, cause chewing trouble, and negatively impact your oral health. Children, in particular, may develop speech impediments because of their crooked teeth.

When you're ready to achieve a straighter smile, visit our dentist in Chicago. We offer several different methods for straightening teeth, and are dedicated to finding the method that fits your needs and lifestyle the best.

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