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Our staff comes to the practice with many having worked for Dr. DiFranco for over ten years. Our orthodontic assistants, treatment coordinators, and front desk assistants are well-trained professionals providing the finest individual care and are dedicated to serving our patients. -DiFranco Orthodontics
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Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. We offer many different treatment options to ensure you get the healthiest result, with the cometic approach you desire. Some of our treatment options include:
-Traditional metal braces ( These are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before!)
-Ceramic braces (These are made of clear materials such as quartz and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces)
-Invisalign (Clear aligners that come in a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces.)

Call us to today to learn more about treatment options available.
(847) 318-7711
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From the moment you step in to our practice for your first consultation, our warm, friendly staff welcomes each potential patient with open arms. Our reception area has video games and we have flat screen TVs for patients to watch while getting their braces. The sincere chairside manner, as well as the friendly and highly experienced staff, makes DiFranco Orthodontics an inviting environment. We offer a fun program called the DiFranco Reward Card system, where patients earn points in return for taking care of their braces. These points accumulate on their cards and in turn can be cashed in for gift cards from home! Call us today to learn more, and to set up your initial consultation. We look forward to meeting you. (847) 318-7711
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Wearing retainers is one of the most important parts of your orthodontic treatment. Together we have worked hard to get your teeth into their best possible position. When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off.

http://www.difranco-ortho.com/retainer-instructions

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Scheduling Appointments & Appointment Reminders

Visiting the orthodontist about every four to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. To ensure that your treatment stays within your estimated treatment time, we encourage you to make your appointments ahead of time. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. We are pleased to offer appointment reminders that are completely customized to your liking. We offer reminders by phone call, email, and text message! 
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Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:

-Review your dental and medical history forms
-Provide a complete oral exam, with X-rays, to determine whether treatment is necessary
-Help you create a customized treatment plan
-Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans

We look forward to meeting you! (847) 318-7711
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Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology, and each tray is completely customized to achieve outstanding results for your smile. Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted - without braces. A consultation with our doctor can determine if Invisalign is right for you. (847) 318-7711
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When you first get your braces, you may notice that your teeth and mouth feel a little tender or sore. This is perfectly normal and we promise your mouth will not be sore forever! In the meantime, enjoy softer food options that are high in nutritional value. Here is an easy 'Braces friendly' recipe the whole family can enjoy!
Pasta Primavera
Ingredients
3 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips
2 medium zucchini or 1 large zucchini, cut into thin strips
2 yellow squash, cut into thin strips
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs or herbes de Provence
1 pound farfalle (bowtie pasta)
15 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
On a large heavy baking sheet, toss all of the vegetables with the oil, salt, pepper, and dried herbs to coat. Transfer half of the vegetable mixture to another heavy large baking sheet and arrange evenly over the baking sheets. Bake until the carrots are tender and the vegetables begin to brown, stirring after the first 10 minutes, about 20 minutes total.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
Toss the pasta with the vegetable mixtures in a large bowl to combine. Toss with the cherry tomatoes and enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and serve immediately.


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Our office is pleased to offer our patients passive self-ligating Damon System braces. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the archwire, reducing the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth and allowing the teeth to move more freely, quickly, and comfortably. By combining tie-less brackets and high-tech archwires, we can minimize discomfort and create beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. Plus, the Damon System is available in clear brackets for patients who want a great smile without sacrificing aesthetics. Call us today to learn more about this treatment and more that could benefit your smile! (847) 318-7711
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From the moment you step in to our practice for your first consultation, our warm, friendly staff welcomes each potential patient with open arms. Our reception area has video games and we have flat screen TVs for patients to watch while getting their braces. The sincere chairside manner, as well as the friendly and highly experienced staff, makes DiFranco Orthodontics an inviting environment. We look forward to providing you with everything you need during your journey to a smile you can be proud of. (847) 318-7711
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