PALOS HILLS ORTHODONTIST
10059 S. ROBERTS RD. SUITE 2A
PALOS HILLS, IL 60465

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best orthodontist in Palos Hills? 

Paul DiFranco Orthodontics of Palos Hills offers comprehensive orthodontic solutions to correct misalignment of the teeth and/or jaws. Contact our office for information or to schedule a consultation. Contact Paul DiFranco Orthodontics of Palos Hills for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Do you accept new patients?

Palos Hills IL orthodontist welcomes new patients. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign® is a non-invasive, aesthetic solution for straightening teeth. If your teeth are crowded, gapped, or misaligned, Invisalign® can offer a healthier, more attractive smile. At Paul DiFranco Orthodontics, we can help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with Invisalign®. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul DiFranco, contact our office.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

The length of your orthodontic treatment will depend on your individual treatment plan and goals. During your consultation with Dr. Paul DiFranco, we will discuss your options. Many factors affect the duration of orthodontic treatment, including your treatment goals, the condition of your teeth, type of treatment, and how well you comply with the treatment plan. Contact Paul DiFranco Orthodontics of Palos Hills for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Which orthodontic treatment works the fastest?

Many clear aligners can yield rapid results for patients with minimal malocclusions, but traditional braces are also an effective option. Teeth must be moved slowly to prevent damage to the tooth roots. Strict compliance with your prescribed treatment plan will keep the timing on track. Contact Paul DiFranco Orthodontics of Palos Hills for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Which orthodontic treatment is best?

Orthodontic treatment is recommended strictly on a per-case basis. Visit us in Palos Hills to learn more about options that best align with your goals.

Will I need to have orthodontic treatment more than once?

Some patients may experience a reversion of their treatment if retainers are not utilized properly. Contact Paul DiFranco Orthodontics of Palos Hills for more information or to schedule an appointment.

At what age should I visit an orthodontist?

Orthodontic treatment can begin at any age, but the typical age for an initial consultation is 7, with treatment beginning between ages 8 and 14. Certain conditions are treated more easily while the jaw is still growing. Contact Paul DiFranco Orthodontics of Palos Hills for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

Orthodontists specialize in aligning teeth and jaws to maintain a straight and natural-looking smile. In addition to four years of dental school, they receive additional education focused on diagnosing and treating teeth and jaw misalignment. Contact Paul DiFranco Orthodontics of Palos Hills for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What are the different types of orthodontic treatments? 

There are more choices than ever to address teeth and jaw misalignments. Here are a few that might be recommended, depending on your treatment goals:
Traditional braces
Ceramic braces
Lingual (tongue-facing) braces
SureSmile®
Six Month Smiles®
Invisalign®
AcceleDent™
Retainers
Contact  Paul DiFranco Orthodontics of Palos Hills for more information or to schedule an appointment.