• Meet Your Team: Olivia

    • October 2, 2019
    • 2 min. read
    • Office Happenings

    We’re incredibly proud of our hardworking team. This week, we’d like to introduce a new member of the team and share her story. Meet: Olivia, our new Orthodontic Assistant. Olivia is a crucial member of our team because she assists Dr. Arruda and Dr. Desai in certain procedures and prepares everything they need to... Read more

  • Rock the Block

    • September 30, 2019
    • 2 min. read
    • Community

    What do you get when you combine an exciting new addition to a West Loop high school, and an incredible community? Rock the Block, of course! This August, we were lucky enough to sponsor Whitney M. Young Magnet High School and participate in this event to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony of the brand... Read more

  • Meet Your Team: Adey

    • August 22, 2019
    • 2 min. read
    • Office Happenings

    If you’ve been in the office lately, chances are you’ve seen a new face assisting Dr. Arruda and Dr. Desai. We’d like to welcome Adey to the West Loop Orthodontics team and tell you a little more about her story. Adey grew up in Nigeria, and has lived in Chicago for about three years.... Read more

  • Third Birthday

    • August 19, 2019
    • 1 min. read
    • Office Happenings

    Looking back on these past three years, it’s safe to say we’ve grown. However, we could not have done it without the dedication and support of Dr. Arruda, our team members, dentist friends, and of course, our wonderful patients. When Dr. Arruda first opened our doors on 6/10/16, we could have never predicted just... Read more

  • Meet Dr. Desai

    • July 9, 2019
    • 2 min read
    • Office Happenings

    We’re so excited to introduce a new member of the West Loop Orthodontics team! Dr. Desai is an associate orthodontist who will be treating our incredible patients alongside Dr. Arruda. “What I’m looking forward to most about practicing at West Loop Orthodontics is empowering people with healthy smiles, connecting with my community, and working... Read more

  • How You May Benefit From Orthodontic Treatment

    • June 20, 2019
    • 2 min read
    • Treatment

    You may have heard people say that orthodontic treatment gives you more confidence and self-esteem. This is 100% true, but these are just the most visible benefits of ortho treatment. For many people, a perfect smile is a side effect of ortho treatment. We have many patients that undergo treatment because they suffer from... Read more

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • June 10, 2019
    • 2 min read
    • FAQ

    Cost How much do braces cost? Treatment cost depends on many factors, like: complexity, length of treatment time, and whether the patient chooses metal braces, clear braces, or Invisalign. Because of these reasons, it’s hard to give a concrete answer. The most accurate way to find out how much braces cost is to come... Read more

  • Am I Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment?

    • May 20, 2019
    • 2 min read
    • AdultBraces

    Adults in orthodontic treatment have never been more common. And why shouldn’t it? Technological advances in the orthodontic industry have allowed for more comfortable, discreet options and shorter treatment time. So what’s the age limit for orthodontic treatment? Well, there technically is no age limit. It’s important to note that as you age, the... Read more

  • What’s the Difference Between Getting Braces From An Orthodontist vs A General Dentist?

    • May 20, 2019
    • 3 min read
    • Treatment

    Did you know that all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists? Dentists and orthodontists are both doctors who focus on ensuring teeth and gums are healthy. However, an orthodontist undergoes an additional two to three years of school to be an expert on ensuring proper alignment of the teeth and correcting... Read more

  • What You Need to Know About Phase I Treatment for Your Kiddo

    • May 20, 2019
    • 2 min read
    • Kiddo

    We sometimes hear, “why does my child need to go through two rounds of orthodontic treatment if they can just get braces when they’re a teen?” Phase One is a term used to describe orthodontic treatment for children 7-10 years old. “The goal of Phase One treatment is to help your kiddo’s mouth grow... Read more