Welcome to Your La Grange Orthodontist

At Hinsdale Orthodontics, Dr. Blair and Dr. Riccio offer specialized orthodontic care that goes beyond general dental practices, focusing exclusively on aligning teeth and jaws for optimal function and appearance.

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Your La Grange Orthodontist & Pediatric Dentist

Meet Susan Blair, DDS

"Being an orthodontist and kids dentist is my dream job! I love being able to help people gain confidence and improve their health in a fun environment. Creating individualized smiles is my passion. I enjoy getting to know my patients, their families, learning about their lives, and interests.

Making sure my patients are comfortable is extremely important to me. I have a background in pediatric dentistry, which has taught me to be extra sensitive to the needs of my patients (of all ages)!"

-Dr. Susan Blair
Your La Grange Orthodontist

Meet Nick Riccio, DMD, PC

"I love the combination of artistry, technology, and personal connection that orthodontics entails. I'm so excited to contribute my skills and experience to Hinsdale Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry.

I operate on a patient-first model, which is why I am committed to serving patients and their evolving needs. I use my professional philosophy and my practical knowledge to improve the lives of my patients and create lasting happiness, one remarkable smile at a time."

-Dr. Nick Riccio
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Why Choose an Orthodontist Over a Dentist?

While both dentists and orthodontists begin their careers with dental school, orthodontists extend their training for several additional years, specializing solely in orthodontics. This specialization involves intensive study of facial growth and dental development, skills that are critical for managing the movement of teeth and the guidance of facial structural development. Unlike general dentists who offer a wide range of dental services, orthodontists focus exclusively on orthodontic care, equipping them with the ability to provide more precise and comprehensive treatment plans. This focused expertise allows them to diagnose complex cases and implement more effective treatment strategies, making them the preferred choice for anyone looking to transform their smile through teeth straightening.

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Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment offers more than just aesthetic improvements. It is a transformative process that enhances overall well-being:

Improved Oral Health

Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Enhanced Comfort

Properly aligned teeth reduce issues associated with improper jaw alignment, such as chronic headaches or TMJ pain.

Boosted Self-Esteem

A beautiful smile can significantly improve self-confidence, affecting how individuals view themselves and how they are perceived by others.

Social Benefits

A confident smile can enhance personal interactions and open doors in social settings, facilitating better communication and social networking.

Professional Advantages

An appealing smile can make a strong first impression, which is crucial in professional environments and job interviews.

Preventative Care

Early orthodontic treatment can prevent future dental problems, saving on more extensive and costly treatments later in life.

Begin Your Journey to a Perfect Smile

Ready to transform your smile and improve your life? Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We’re dedicated to providing you with the highest quality orthodontic care, using the latest techniques and technologies. Start your journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile today and see why we are your trusted La Grange orthodontist.