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The Premier Pediatric Orthodontist Serving Westmont, IL

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child visit a pediatric orthodontist by the age of seven (when adult teeth begin to erupt) because it’s easier to address and treat orthodontic issues early to ensure the best results. If it’s time for your child’s first orthodontic assessment or you have concerns about their dental health, turn to Downers Grove Orthodontics. We proudly offer pediatric orthodontic services to patients in Westmont, Illinois.  

Early Orthodontic Treatment 

The team at Downers Grove Orthodontics offers early evaluations to check for crowded teeth, open bites, overbites, gummy smiles, and jaw issues. If your child has any of these orthodontic problems, we can recommend the next steps—which may be watchful waiting—or create a treatment plan to correct your child’s bite. It’s important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Balakrishnan if you notice any of the following: 

  • Losing baby teeth early 
  • Mouth breathing 
  • Thumb sucking 
  • Disproportional jaws and teeth 
  • Misplaced or crowded teeth 
  • Difficulty chewing or biting 
  • Jaws that pop or grind when opening and closing the mouth 
  • Misaligned teeth  
  • Teeth that close abnormally or don’t touch 

Parents don’t need to rush into obtaining braces for their children. However, some oral health issues can be avoided with early screening, such as: 

  • Speech impediments 
  • Injuries to protruding teeth 
  • Open bites (the upper and lower teeth don’t touch) 
  • Crossbites (the two rows of teeth are misaligned, which can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, jaw tension, and headaches) 

Our Process 

Dr. Balakrishnan will thoroughly evaluate your child’s smile and bite, educate you on what to expect, and answer any questions you may have before beginning treatment. Our free Downers Grove Smile Assessment includes the following: 

  • Digital X-rays 
  • Complete examination 
  • Discuss your goals 
  • Custom treatment plan 
  • A free copy of Dr. Balakrishnan’s Book, Grin And Wear It: The In-Depth Guide to Your Child’s Orthodontic Care 

We will also review our flexible payment options during your initial appointment. 

Schedule Your Appointment Today 

Downers Grove Orthodontics proudly serves Westmont, IL, with compassionate, effective treatments. Contact our pediatric orthodontist today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment. We even stand behind our treatments with a satisfaction guarantee! 

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What To Expect At Your First Visit Dr. B Looks Forward To Meeting You And Discussing Your Goals!
  • Digital X‐Rays
  • Complete Examination
  • Discuss Your Goals
  • Custom Treatment Options
  • Bonus: Copy Of Dr. Balakrishnan's Book
Address 1330 Ogden Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515 Get Directions
Hours Monday - Friday: 9am - 6:00pm Saturday: By Appointment
We Serve The Following Cities & Surrounding Areas
  • Downers Grove
  • Lisle
  • Lombard
  • Westmont
  • Naperville
  • Woodridge
  • Willowbrook