Smile Brighter – Orthodontics in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

At Smile Big Dental Specialists, we offer both Invisalign® and metal braces to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. Invisalign® is an excellent option for those who want the convenience of clear, removable aligners when undergoing orthodontic care. Metal braces are perfect for anyone who is not eligible for Invisalign®.

We understand that every patient has a personal preference, so we will work with you to determine which option is best for you and your dental needs!

Continue reading to learn more about our orthodontic treatment services in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

The Differences Between Invisalign and Metal Braces at your Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois Dentist

If you are considering Invisalign® or metal braces, you may wonder what the differences are between the two. At Smile Big Dental Specialists, we are happy to help you understand the features of each option so you can make an informed decision about which one is best for you.


Invisalign® is a dental treatment plan that is an excellent choice for those who want the convenience of clear aligners. Invisalign® aligners are a smooth, comfortable plastic that is virtually invisible, which allows patients to achieve a beautiful smile more discreetly than they would with metal braces.

Invisalign® aligners are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. They are the perfect solution for those who have busy lifestyles.

The average cost of clear aligners may vary from case to case, but Invisalign® is typically more expensive than metal braces. Invisalign® treatment ranges from $1,800 to $5,000.

This specific dental treatment is not ideal for the following:

  • Bridgework
  • Rotating canines or premolars
  • Moving teeth vertically
  • Back tooth bite issues
  • Patients who struggle to maintain good dental habits/dental hygiene

Metal Braces

Metal braces are a perfect solution for those who want the traditional look, or simply cannot undergo Invisalign treatment®. In addition, metal braces cannot be removed by anyone except for a dental professional, so they cannot be lost or forgotten.

Metal braces are more suitable for severe overcrowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Generally, these braces are more effective in complex cases. However, since they cannot be removed they require special care when eating and brushing your teeth.

The average cost of metal braces may vary somewhat, but they are typically less expensive than Invisalign®.

Schedule an Appointment in Oakbrook Terrace, IL at Smile Big Dental Specialists

When you are considering receiving orthodontic care, whether traditional braces or Invisalign®, our team of dentists in Oakbrook Terrace, IL is here to help. We will work with you to determine which type of orthodontic treatment is best for your individual needs. We pride in delivering the best possible care to our valued patients through dedication, the latest technology, and clinical precision.

Schedule an appointment today at Smile Big Dental Specialists to start your journey to a more beautiful, confident smile- we look forward to meeting you!

Why People Love Us

Client Testimonials

Gina H.

I have over 15 years experience in clinical dentistry and dental laboratory management. I can honestly say that Dr. Arredondo gives the best, most honest care that I have ever received. He does great work, its pain free, the office is clean, staff is professional. My parents also go here and they really love him as well. I've worked for a lot of Dentists who, in my opinion, treatment plan extra services just to bill extra production. That IS NOT the case at this office. They will take care of your needs and nothing more/nothing less. Rest assured. As a patient of this office for upwards of 7 years... I highly recommend Smile Big Dental Specialists.

Reyna S.

My boyfriend and I visited their new location at 1S376 Summit Ave in Oak Brook Terrace, IL and absolutely adored the place. The location was very clean and updated and the staff was friendly as well as informative! I hadn't been to the dentist in a while so I'm outdated on technology but it was amazing to see the newer instruments used for the X-rays and cleanings! My hygienist David was very gentle, kind and answered everything I had questions about. The doctor came in later after my cleaning and went over everything again and informed me on how to properly care for the issues I was having...

Kekee R.

Had a stressful procedure- thought I was going in for a consultation- With that being said, I would like to thank Dr. T & Jocelyn- both were awesome, friendly & very informative. Jocelyn was welcoming from the day I made my Initial appointment. I commend Dr T for being compassionate and caring! I will recommend this office to everyone I know! I‘m grateful to have finally found a dentist office I can trust! Worth the hassle and large amount of coins! Best dentist office around!!!! Thanks again!

Keli C.

Best dentist. Treats you like family. Easy to talk with about issues.

Our Office Location

Smile Big Dental Specialists


1S376 Summit Ave, Court A, Unit 1E
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues - Thu: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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