Affordable Braces in Chicago: How To Get the Best Value 

Here at ABC Dental, we offer the most affordable braces in Chicago. See for yourself. Schedule a FREE ORTHODONTIC CONSULTATION at 773-481-2200 or online.

Braces are one of the most significant investments in your smile. And most people get sticker shock when presented with the treatment plan. We’ve compiled some helpful tips on finding the best value for your orthodontic investments. 

A good orthodontist can be life-transforming – so let’s get to the details of finding excellent AND affordable braces in Chicago.  

Looking for Affordable Braces in Chicago? Use a Qualified Orthodontist.

Many patients come to us mid-treatment with braces from another provider or after going through one round of braces that “didn’t work” the way they had hoped. So the most important thing you can do in your quest for a beaming and straight smile is FIND A GREAT ORTHODONTIST. This is the most essential part of saving money. Getting your teeth done right the first time will save you money, time, and pain.

Find an Orthodontist with a Strong Base of Clinical Experience.

Experience marries theory and practical training. Generally, the more experienced an orthodontist is, the better the results they can achieve.

Here are some factors to consider when evaluating your orthodontist’s clinical experience.   

Dental Education and Certification

While any dentist will fix crooked teeth with braces, only orthodontists have had specialized training in this field. Then, the cream of the crop of orthodontists is board-certified. This means they have gone through additional years of rigorous training in orthodontics. They are full-fledged specialists. They don’t clean teeth, put filings in, do root canals… or any other dental procedure. Their sole focus is dental braces, otherwise known as orthodontics.  

Dr. Hao is our specialist board-certified orthodontist at ABC Dental. Dr. Hao, DDS, MS & PhD, is board-certified and ranks in the top 25% of all orthodontists. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, one of the highest honors and achievements in the field of orthodontics. He has helped thousands of children and adults get their dream smiles.  

Our Dr. Hao was trained in the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After that, he was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he taught orthodontic residents and practiced in the faculty clinic in the division of orthodontics at the university. Since then, nearly two decades ago, Dr. Hao has been honored to bring thousands of happy smiles into the world! 🙂

Specialized Skill and Expertise:

On top of education and certification, you should look for an orthodontist who has treated a wide range of cases, from the simplest to the most complex. This experience enables them to make accurate and individualized treatment plans with a higher level of accuracy – getting your teeth right the first time. The more experienced an orthodontist is, the more likely they’ve encountered a diverse range of orthodontic cases. They’re more likely to have dealt with more complex cases with various dental or facial irregularities.

Experienced orthodontists can also create personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and smile goals. Get your smile right the first time.

Treatment Success Rates:

You’ll also want to discuss their treatment success rates with the orthodontists you’re considering. More clinical experience often correlates with higher success rates in orthodontic treatments. An orthodontist who has successfully treated hundreds of patients is likelier to continue that success with their current patients.

Consider discussing the orthodontist’s experience and prior success with cases similar to yours, especially if it’s complex.

Handling Complex Cases:

Orthodontists with more clinical experience are typically better equipped to handle complex or challenging cases. Suppose you suspect that your case, or your child’s case, is going to be severe with issues like jaw misalignments, skeletal issues, and severe over or underbites. In that case, you’ll want an experienced orthodontist.  

Dr. Hao has successfully handled hundreds of complex orthodontic cases. He offers a FREE consultation and second opinion.  

Technology and Techniques:

Another benefit of experienced orthodontists is that they are usually aware of the latest advancements in orthodontic technology and treatment techniques. They may also be more familiar with and proficient in using the latest tools and methodologies than regular dentists doing braces.

Patient Comfort:

Again, this is another area where experienced orthodontists shine. Given that they’re experienced, they are aware of and better able to make patients feel comfortable and at ease during treatments. Experienced practitioners are often more adept at managing patient anxiety and providing a positive overall experience.

Problem-Solving Skills:

Every patient has individual challenges and goals, so it’s crucial to select an orthodontist who understands your specific smile goals and can also solve any problems or difficulties that may come up during treatment. 

Also, as a money-saving side note, be aware that many orthodontists will charge additional fees if they need to adjust your treatment. Here at ABC Dental, when you sign onto our treatment plan, we have committed that the price quoted is the maximum you will pay.  

Schedule a Free Orthodontic Consultation to discuss your case and see why our patients love us.  

Where Are the Best Orthodontic Offices?

Orthodontic treatment usually lasts between 6-24 months. You’ll have to come in every month for monitoring and adjustments, so pick an accessible office that has convenient hours. 

ABC Dental is conveniently located in Chicago’s Logan Square, Belmont Craigen area. We’re near public transportation and the highways.

Another consideration when selecting an affordable orthodontist is understanding that downtown offices tend to be anywhere from 10-35% more expensive because of their location.  

Again, we offer a Free Consultation and Free Second Opinions. Often, we can meet or beat most treatment plans from other providers.  Schedule today at 773-481-2200 or online

What Else Should Be Considered When Looking for Affordable Braces?

We’ve covered experience and location. You’ll also want to ensure that you and your orthodontist Another logistical bonus our office has is FREE PARKING.

We are accessible to most of Chicago within a 5-15 minute drive and offer plenty of free parking for our patients.

While your insurance may cover your braces, they sure won’t reimburse you for parking fees. 😉

How Much Does a Braces Consultation Cost at ABC Dental?

We offer free braces and orthodontic consultations. While many offices charge you to give you a treatment plan, we at ABC Dental do not. You get a free consultation with our doctors. During this consultation, Dr. will discuss your options, goals, and the ultimate cost of treatment.

What types of Braces and Orthodontic Treatments Do You Offer at ABC Dental?

We offer several types of orthodontic and braces treatments for kids and adults.

Not only do we have Dr. Hao, a board-certified orthodontist, on staff, but we also have one of Chicago’s premiere Invisalign providers in our office.

We have successfully helped all types of patients get the smiles of their dreams, from minor adjustments to significant bite alignments.

Not only that, but we offer a smile guarantee. Once we commit to your smile goals, we will get you there without additional or hidden fees.

Many patients come to us after completing treatment elsewhere or with mail-order aligners and are still unhappy.

What experiences have other patients had with the doctor?

You should check their ratings when you have narrowed your list of prospective orthodontic practices to three or four. Generally, previous and existing patients of an orthodontist can provide an unbiased review of their treatment experience. You can contact previous patients of the orthodontic practice under consideration to ask them about their experiences. You can also search the online practice reviews to assess whether an orthodontic practice would suit you.

Selecting the proper orthodontic practice for you or your family is an important decision that should always be made promptly. With some patience and research, you can find the best orthodontist in Chicago, IL, who offers affordable braces treatment. 

We offer a FREE INITIAL ORTHODONTIC CONSULTATION. We invite you to schedule your consultation today at 773-481-2200.

If you are looking for invisible braces or Invisalign, we also have a dentist who is one of the top Invisalign providers, Dr. Nada Zayzafoon. She is an Invisalign Silver Provider. She also offers a FREE INVISALIGN CONSULTATION.