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The Top Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist

The Top Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist

If you’ve decided to look into orthodontic treatment in order to improve your smile ― congratulations! This is the first step on your way to achieving a stronger, healthier smile that you can be proud of. Beginning orthodontic treatment can feel somewhat intimidating, but if you know the right questions to ask, it can make…

Teeth Whitening: Myths and Facts

Teeth Whitening: Myths and Facts

Americans are spending more than $11 billion on teeth whitening products and treatments annually. This figure includes spending over $1.4 billion on at-home teeth whitening products. Getting rid of yellow teeth is favored by many people, especially since bright smiles have dominated the world of entertainment and social media. With so much money being spent…

Casimir Pulaski Day

Casimir Pulaski Day

At Sonneveld Orthodontics, we’re committed to delivering the best comprehensive orthodontic care in Orland Park, Tinley Park and surrounding communities in the Chicago metro area. We want to ensure that our patients stay informed of important developments, which includes our holiday hours and closings. Casimir Pulaski Day is a significant holiday for many residents throughout…

The pros and cons of clear braces

The pros and cons of clear braces

Clear Braces in Tinley Park, Oak Forest & Orland Park Sonneveld Orthodontics is proud to offer a variety of treatments to help our patients achieve beautiful and perfectly aligned smiles that will last a lifetime. In addition to metal braces & Invisalign, we also offer clear braces as an orthodontic treatment option. Wondering whether clear…

5 Best Things to Do in Oak Forest

5 Best Things to Do in Oak Forest

At Sonneveld Orthodontics, we’re proud to help patients throughout the greater Oak Forest, IL area achieve beautiful new smiles through orthodontic treatment. But in addition to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams, we also want to give you reasons to use it! Whether you’re getting treatment with braces, Invisalign, or any other orthodontic treatment we…

Should I Get Invisalign From A Dentist Or Orthodontist?

Should I Get Invisalign From A Dentist Or Orthodontist?

Everyone deserves a smile they feel proud to call their own, and whether you’re a teenager getting braces for the first time or an adult professional looking to revamp your smile, Sonneveld Orthodontics can help. We’re proud to offer a range of orthodontic treatments like metal braces to the Oak Forest & Tinley Park communities, but one…

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

At Sonneveld Orthodontics, we’re proud offer a variety of orthodontic treatments to patients of all ages in Oak Forest, Tinley Park, and Orland Park, IL. While braces are our most popular treatment, they’re not the only option, and Invisalign is one of the most convenient alternatives. Invisalign is a removable, virtually invisible orthodontic treatment that can help a wide…

Drinking Soda With Braces

Drinking Soda With Braces

While you’re wearing your braces, there are a number of foods that you need to avoid to prevent damage, such as hard and sticky foods that can snap your brackets right of your teeth or cause enough pressure to bend the archwire. While you may be keeping a closer eye on what you sink your teeth…

Braces Friendly Back-To-School Snacks

Braces Friendly Back-To-School Snacks

It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer and start getting ready to head back to school. While many kids out there may be dreading having to put on their backpacks and make their into the first classes of the year, there is a quick and easy way that parents can help lift their spirits:…

Best Foods For Your Teeth

Best Foods For Your Teeth

Your diet affects your entire body, including the health of your teeth. At Sonneveld Orthodontics, we want to ensure that you are eating the best possible foods to maintain a high level of oral health. The American Dental Association recommends eating more of the following: cheese, apples, leafy greens, carrots, yogurt, almonds, and celery. These…

How to Floss With Braces

How to Floss With Braces

You’re standing in front of the bathroom mirror, looking at your braces with your dental floss in hand, ready to go. The usual flossing technique you’re used to just doesn’t seem right, because of all those brackets on your teeth and that archwire running between them. We know that flossing your teeth with while wearing braces is…

The Benefits Of Having Straight Teeth

The Benefits Of Having Straight Teeth

More To It Than Just A Good-Looking Smile On the surface, most people just think about having a straight smile in terms of looks. However, having straight teeth carries with it a myriad of benefits that are hard to notice just by looking at them, but are much more valuable than just having a nice…

Can I Play Sports with Braces?

Can I Play Sports with Braces?

A question that we get asked here at Sonneveld Orthodontics is whether patients who just have had braces put on their teeth can still play sports. It’s true that there are certain precautions braces patients have to take if playing sports, though we’d never encourage someone to stop playing sports. Engaging in physical activity is an important…

Proper Brushing Techniques

Proper Brushing Techniques

As your source of Oak Forest orthodontics, we at Sonneveld Orthodontics understand that the foundation of a healthy smile lies in proper brushing. If your smile isn’t healthy and free of advanced gum disease, orthodontic treatment may not even be recommended. That’s why we always try to promote proper brushing for all of our patients. In…

How Can Adult Orthodontics Benefit You?

How Can Adult Orthodontics Benefit You?

Your oral health has a lot more to do with our overall physical and mental well-being than most adults realize. At Sonneveld Orthodontics, we believe that achieving a straighter, healthier smile does not have to be limited to children and teens. Dr. Sonneveld and our skilled team provides advanced adult orthodontics, including adult metal braces…

The Differences Between Adult and Children’s Orthodontic Treatments

The Differences Between Adult and Children’s Orthodontic Treatments

When you’re looking for Oak Forest orthodontics, we at Sonneveld Orthodontics are here to go above and beyond in providing you the best orthodontic care around. We’re glad to provide quality orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages in our comfortable and family-friendly Oak Forest office. Whether you’re an adult or a child, you’re always…

Do Direct to Consumer Braces Work?

Do Direct to Consumer Braces Work?

Increasingly, we are seeing companies cutting out the middle-man to help cut costs while still providing a great product. While this might work well with a product that doesn’t require an expert like a mattress, it may not be as easy with something involving your oral health. While direct to consumer braces may seem like…

Why Choose Invisalign Teen

Why Choose Invisalign Teen

If your child are getting ready to get braces as an adolescent, congratulations: getting braces for the first time is an exciting period, and it’s the first step on the road towards a beautiful, lifelong smile. However, traditional metal braces – the orthodontic treatment that most people are familiar with – are no longer the only option…

Braces-Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is today and that means there will be plenty of chocolates, candies, and treats around to be enjoyed. At Sonneveld Orthodontics, we know that some of our patients will be celebrating Valentine’s Day and will want to enjoy the treats that come with it. But Dr. Sonneveld has a word of caution for those undergoing orthodontic…

The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

At Sonneveld Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile that they’re proud of in any situation. Dr. Sonneveld and our highly trained team of orthodontic specialists work with every patient on an individual level, designing personalized treatment plans and utilizing the latest in cutting-edge orthodontic technology to ensure treatment is as effective, safe, and convenient as possible.…

Happy Braces-Friendly Halloween

We know many of our Orland Park area patients love to celebrate Halloween, a night of creative costumes, spooky tricks, and lots of sweet treats. Dr. Sonneveld and his team want you to enjoy all the delightfully ghoulish festivities of Halloween, all while protecting your orthodontic appliances amid all the treat eating. Those who wear braces have to take…

Mouth Protection and Basketball

Mouth Protection and Basketball

The month of March is when many college students across the nation suit up to play basketball. For both the players that wear braces and the players that don’t, the team at Sonneveld Orthodontics would like to remind everyone of how important it is to wear protective mouth guards when playing basketball. In spite of…

Electric Toothbrushes vs. Regular Toothbrushes

Electric Toothbrushes vs. Regular Toothbrushes

At our office, we take pride in being able to offer high quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages. Whether you’re interested in Invisalign in Tinley Park or are looking for an Orland Park orthodontist for your child, we can meet all your family’s orthodontic needs.  When you have braces on your teeth, food particles and bacteria can easily…

Packing Back to School Braces-Friendly Lunches

Packing Back to School Braces-Friendly Lunches

Now that fall is here, it’s back to school time once again! Our Orland Park orthodontist, Dr. Sonneveld and his team wishes all our school-aged patients good luck in the 2015-16 school year! When you had your braces put on, we told you how important it is to avoid eating certain foods that can damage or break…

Should You Floss Before Or After Brushing Your Teeth?

Should You Floss Before Or After Brushing Your Teeth?

When you had braces placed on your teeth, our Orland Park and Tinley Park orthodontist and his team told you how important it is to maintain good oral hygiene while in treatment. While brushing and flossing your teeth well is always important, when you have wires and brackets on your teeth, it becomes even more…

Braces Vs. Invisalign – Helping You Choose

Braces Vs. Invisalign – Helping You Choose

Thanks to the many advances made in the world of orthodontics, people today have more choices than ever when it comes to braces. Our Orland Park orthodontics practice uses a variety of treatment options including two of the most popular, conventional braces and the Invisalign System. There are many advantages and disadvantages associated with both…

4 Things To Do This Weekend In Orland Park

4 Things To Do This Weekend In Orland Park

With Chicago so close by, it’s common for residents of surrounding cities like Orland Park to head to the Windy City when looking for exciting things to do. But did you know Orland Park itself has many fun-filled activities? Whether it’s mini golf or ice-skating, there are tons of things to do in Orland Park.…

Braces-Friendly Holiday Bites

Braces-Friendly Holiday Bites

With the abundance of treats to enjoy this holiday season, it can be difficult for those with braces to find tasty foods and snacks that are not harmful to their orthodontic progress. Luckily, there are some braces-friendly holiday recipes out there that are an easy crowd-pleaser for everyone at the party, braces or not. Our…