Trusted Orthodontics in Algonquin
1497 Merchant Drive
Algonquin, Illinois 60102
Monday – 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday – 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday – 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday by appointment only – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Every new smile starts with a consultation
Your first visit to our Algonquin, IL office will consist of a comprehensive examination by Dr. Frey, as well as a set of diagnostic records including x-rays, study models, and photos of your face and teeth. This information will be used in consultation to discuss your unique orthodontic case and develop a customized treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
Our team are committed to helping our patients understand what to expect from the orthodontic process, and we will make every effort to address any questions and concerns you may have at this initial visit. We will also take time to thoroughly discuss our professional fees, describe our financing options, and electronically verify your insurance benefits. Don’t forget to bring your insurance card, if you choose to move forward with your treatment plan.
Starting your Algonquin orthodontics treatment process
If your initial consultation at our Algonquin office determines a need for corrective treatment, we will schedule your first appointment with Dr. Frey. At this appointment, our team will provide you with all the information you will need and Dr. Frey will place your orthodontic appliance. Our Algonquin orthodontic staff work hard to provide a comfortable, relaxing environment for patients, providing you with a rewarding orthodontic experience from start to finish!
Once your orthodontic appliance has been placed, we’ll schedule follow-up appointments every 4-8 weeks or so, depending on the type of treatment. For your convenience, we are open five days a week, with limited appointments available on Saturday mornings. We understand that life is unpredictable! If you can’t make your appointment for any reason, we only ask that you call our Algonquin office and let us know as soon as possible so we can accommodate you.
- Teeth that are crowded
- Teeth that are spaced too far apart
- Missing lateral incisors
- Early orthodontic issues
- Open bite (the front teeth don’t touch)
- Deep overbite (the lower front teeth bite into the palate)
- Underbite (the lower teeth are in front of the upper teeth)
- Overjet (protruding front teeth)
Algonquin orthodontics treatment options for children
There is no exact minimum age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, but the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children receive their first orthodontic evaluation by no later than the age of seven, and we agree! At this age, most children will have a good mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, which makes it easier for orthodontists like Dr. Frey to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems early. This diminishes the chances of any dental issues becoming more severe and requiring more serious treatment in the future.
Algonquin orthodontics options for teens
Do you suspect your teen could benefit from orthodontic treatment? Have you recently discovered that braces are needed to improve their smile? If so, you’re both likely to have a lot of questions. You may be feeling nervous about the unknown, and your teen may be feeling worried when considering braces. This is an entirely common reaction, but fortunately, it’s also a temporary one! The bulky, uncomfortable metal braces of the past have given way to the smaller, sleeker braces available today. Modern braces are comfortable, stylish, and available in a variety of styles, materials, and colors.
Frey Orthodontics offer a variety of orthodontic appliances to teens in need of corrective treatment. Fixed and removable options are available depending on the individual case. These options include:
- Traditional metal braces
- H4 self-ligating braces
- PITTS 21 self-ligating braces
- Clear braces
- Invisalign Teen
- Clear aligners
Algonquin orthodontics for adults
Many adults are now choosing to seek orthodontic care later in life, with about 1 in 5 current orthodontic patients over the age of 21. Modern orthodontics offer multiple discreet but effective ways to straighten adult smiles, including clear braces and clear aligner systems like Invisalign. Some of the most common issues we see in adult patients seeking orthodontic treatment are:
- a bad bite (malocclusion) causing the teeth to fit together incorrectly
- the teeth are too crowded, or spaced too far apart
- any abnormal jaw pain, or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
Your trusted Algonquin orthodontist
Frey Orthodontics recognize that children, teens, and adults will have different dental needs, with each requiring a different level of attention and care. Dr. Frey has exceptional experience in treating very difficult cases in Algonquin, IL, and can often offer treatment options not available in most orthodontic practices. Our state-of-the-art facility uses the latest technologies to provide high-quality care that focuses on patient comfort and efficient treatmentresults. We will work diligently with you to ensure we recommend only the most appropriate treatment for their specific case.