Early Orthodontic Treatment Benefits Your Child’s Growing Smile

When your child comes in for early orthodontic treatment, it’s usually not just because their teeth are not aligned. Because of this misalignment, this can lead to poor facial development or other health problems. If your child’s developing jaws and face don’t grow correctly, there may be health issues that affect their sleep quality and... Read more »

Five Questions We Get Most About Invisalign

Five Questions We Get Most About Invisalign We get many questions about Invisalign – below we’ve answered the five most common questions we get about the clear aligners from patients who are considering the treatment for themselves (or for their child). If your question isn’t answered, give us a call at any of our three… Read more »

Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt for orthodontics to straighten your... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the correct alignment by taking a... Read more »

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Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces.... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original... Read more »

Do you REALLY want to Order Your Orthodontics Online?

Do you REALLY want to Order Your Orthodontics Online? Technology is awesome, isn’t it? We can do so many things these days with the click of a button. Order shoes. Get a ride across town. Watch your favorite blockbuster movie. Click! Done!  It seems like every day there’s a newer and easier way to do… Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening... Read more »

Dr. Kats Speaks About Joining the Sellke & Reily Team

I’m thrilled to be joining Sellke & Reily Orthodontics this summer, helping to build on the tradition of excellence that Dr. Sellke and Dr. Reily have each established in and around Grayslake, Antioch and Gurnee over the past 30 years. I’m excited to know that I’ll be working with the leaders in progressive orthodontic treatment…. Read more »