Why Choose Us?
Comprehensive Care From a Doctor You Can Trust
Are you looking for orthodontic care from a doctor who strives to be the area’s best? If so, then you’re in the right place! Selecting a new orthodontist can be a challenging task, especially when you’re looking for one who is experienced, uses cutting-edge technology, and provides top-notch care. Dr. Balakrishnan knows what it takes to provide all this and more! We offer 5-star-rated personalized orthodontic care with lasting results. Below are just some of the reasons why people choose Downers Grove Orthodontics in Downers Grove, IL.
It is critical to choose a doctor with extensive experience when it comes to orthodontic health. The ability to provide efficient and comfortable care improves with practice and an experienced doctor has performed various treatments, meaning that we have likely seen a case similar to yours.
Since 2007, our expert team has transformed over 10,000 smiles in Chicagoland. Additionally, our outstanding team is committed to professional improvement and constantly seeks new technology and knowledge in the field of orthodontics. You can expect nothing less than the best from Dr. Balakrishnan and our team!
FREE Smile Assessment
At Downers Grove Orthodontics, we believe that it's important for you to get to know your orthodontist and understand their processes before committing to treatment. That’s why we offer our Free Downers Grove Smile Assessment to our patients who are looking for orthodontic care. This assessment covers:
- Complete Examination
- Digital X-Rays
- Discuss Your Goals
- Custom Treatment Plan Tailored to Your Budget
- Bonus: Free Copy of Dr. Balakrishnan’s Book, Grin And Wear It: The In-Depth Guide to Your Child's Orthodontic Care
You can also start treatment on the same day as your exam if you would like to. We will take the time to explore your unique needs and answer your questions prior to recommending the next steps. We always provide a straightforward plan with a consultative approach to make sure you feel comfortable and ready to proceed with treatment.
At Downers Grove Orthodontics, we're so confident that you'll love your experience with us, we stand behind our treatments and offer a satisfaction guarantee. We want you to be completely satisfied with your results and will do what it takes to make sure you are happy!
Ask our friendly team for more information at your initial consultation - we can't wait to help you achieve your best smile!
Many orthodontic providers have the tools to provide basic services, but a truly committed practice strives to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and treatments for the best possible care. Our office is proud to be on the cutting edge of orthodontic technology and offers the following options:
- iTero Intraoral Scanner, a digital scanner that produces accurate scans of your teeth and integrates seamlessly with InvisalignⓇ in order to produce the best possible aligner fit for your unique smile.
- Low-Radiation Digital X-Rays, which reduce your radiation exposure.
- In-House Lab for manufacturing clear aligners & mouthguards, so you don’t have to wait for your appliances.
- Lasers for gum therapy and gingival recontouring. This technology allows Dr. Balakrishnan to shape your gum line for a beautiful, balanced smile.
Fast, Precise Treatment
We know that patients sometimes avoid treatment altogether due to long treatment times and the inconvenience of scheduling multiple appointments. We strive to make accommodations to give you the most efficient, stress-free orthodontic experience possible.
At Downers Grove Orthodontics, we understand your life is busy, and we know that the length of treatment can be a concern. That’s why we proudly offer convenient appointment times and accelerated treatment options so you can spend less time in our office and get the smile you want faster! We strive to be as efficient and precise as possible while accommodating your unique needs.
To receive fast, precise treatment at our office, schedule your Free Downers Grove Smile Assessment today by calling our office at (630) 515-2727 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form.
Don't Miss Work or School
Between work, school, and extracurricular activities, you may find it difficult to make time for orthodontic treatments. However, that doesn’t mean you should have to put off getting your ideal smile.
At Downers Grove Orthodontics, we understand that managing multiple responsibilities during the day can limit your time for things like orthodontic appointments. That’s why we strive to provide extra appointment slots so our patients can visit us after work or school. Just ask us about our convenient morning and evening appointments when you call to schedule your assessment.
A great orthodontist is appreciated by their patients and community! Downers Grove Orthodontics in Downers Grove, IL, believes in top-notch customer service and the best possible care. Dr. Balakrishnan is proud to have received multiple awards throughout her schooling, career, and service to her community, including:
- Featured in People Magazine as one of the best orthodontists In North America, chosen by Excellence In Orthodontics.
- Master Carver on Clinic & Research Day at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001.
- Merit award for Periodontology in 2003 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, where she was also class valedictorian.
- Member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, and earning second place in Clinical Research on Clinic and Research Day.
- Indian Dental Association Merit Certificate as valedictorian of the class of 1996 at Bangalore University in India.
- Gold medals for her work in Orthodontics, Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, Periodontology, and Prosthodontics.
- Merit Award for Periodontology from the Indian Society of Periodontology in Mumbai, India.
- Certified meditation & yoga instructor in the western suburbs of Chicago.
These are just a few reasons why you should choose us as your orthodontic office in Downers Grove, IL!
Caring for Our Community
Dr. Balakrishnan and our team are so grateful for our patients’ continued support and patronage. Because you continue to choose us as your orthodontic office of choice, we have the opportunity to give back to our community and beyond in numerous ways.
We care about our community and are proud to support local schools, outreach efforts, and offer donations to various local charities. We are proud to say:
- We regularly sponsor Noah’s Hope, a local charity organization that combats Batten’s Disease in children. We have sponsored the Noah’s Hope Cupcake Classic for several years.
- We support Downers Grove Grade School District 58. In 2017, we hosted their Downers Grove Crosstown Classic and provided prizes for their Reading Games.
- Dr. Balakrishnan is a parent volunteer at The Lane Elementary School in Hinsdale and participated in the science fair at Salt Creek Elementary School (District 48), where she taught elementary school kids how dental impressions and dental models are made.
- Dr. Balakrishnan is a volunteer instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, and a Teacher for the Art of Living Foundation, the largest volunteer-based non-profit educational organization in the world.
- Dr. Balakrishnan has participated in dental outreach programs to rural areas around Manipal, India, and volunteered in the mobile dental unit of the Rotary Club of Bangalore, Indiranagar.
Get Started at Your First Appointment
We know that many patients are eager to get started on their perfect smile when they schedule an appointment with our office. That’s why Downers Grove Orthodontics offers convenient appointment times and same-day treatment starts.
Once you’ve had your initial consultation, we will discuss your treatment options and determine if you can begin treatment that same day. 80% of our patients walk out of the office with braces started on their first appointment! Giving you your ideal smile is our priority, so we strive to make your treatment as quick and convenient for you as possible.
Recognized by EIO
Dr. Balakrishnan has been named an Excellence in Orthodontics orthodontist in Downers Grove, IL. Excellence in Orthodontics is a highly prestigious program – only ONE doctor for a particular area or market is selected each year! The criteria for selection that an orthodontist must meet include:
- Must have significant skill, expertise & a commitment to continuing education.
- Must have an orthodontic office offering top-notch customer service.
- Must have a stellar reputation & excellent patient experience in every way.
- Must offer cutting-edge technology and treatments.
Only doctors who meet these criteria are considered, and of those considered, only one is chosen. Dr. Balakrishnan and our team are proud to represent Excellence in Orthodontics in the Downers Grove, IL, area.
Discussing health concerns can be stressful if you or your loved one doesn’t speak English as your first language. In some cases, it can even lead to poor treatment due to miscommunications. At Downers Grove Orthodontics, we understand the importance of being able to communicate effectively with our patients for the best possible care.
We are a multilingual practice with Spanish, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Czech, and Slovak-speaking services available. This is just another step we take to go above and beyond for our community!
FREE Teeth Whitening Kit at End of Treatment
Staining of the teeth can occur during your time in braces, causing uneven coloring. Teeth whitening treatments can remove these stains to give you a beautiful, confident smile.
Downers Grove Orthodontics is here to support you throughout your entire treatment. We offer a FREE Teeth Whitening Kit at the end of treatment. We are here to help you achieve not only your healthiest, straightest smile but also your brightest! Ask for more information at your initial consultation.
Featured in the Media
When you’re looking for a high-quality orthodontist, it’s helpful to find one who is not only educated and experienced but also recognized as an industry leader. We are grateful to our local media for recognizing our efforts to provide excellent orthodontic care to the people in our community.
Downers Grove Orthodontics has been featured in People Magazine as one of the best orthodontic practices in North America. We have also been recognized by Family Fun and Parents. We pride ourselves on the appreciation we have received!
Dr. Balakrishnan is also the author of the book Grin And Wear It: The In-Depth Guide to Your Child’s Orthodontic Care. Ask about receiving a free copy during your consultation at our office!
At Downers Grove Orthodontics, we understand that emergencies can happen. If you ever experience an emergency with your braces or treatment we are always here to help with emergency support.
Trusted by Celebrities
When seeking dental or orthodontic treatment you’ll want to go to top-rated, highly trained, and experienced experts who use state-of-the-art treatment options. In fact, why not go to the practice where celebrities go for their award-winning smiles? Since 2007, our elite team has transformed smiles for over 10,000 happy patients, including celebrities!
At Downers Grove Orthodontics, we treat all our patients like celebrities!
Flexible Financing for All
At Downers Grove Orthodontics, we believe that everyone deserves access to the best quality orthodontic treatment regardless of financial status. That’s why we offer flexible payment options to help you pay your treatment balance over time with options such as 0% in-house financing and CareCredit.
Thanks to our partnership with CareCredit, you never have to sacrifice treatment quality for financial reasons. We will work with you and help get your treatment covered with one of our in-house payment plans or through CareCredit. This is just another way we show our commitment to your orthodontic health!