• Here’s How We’re Staying Safe

    • July 29, 2020
    • Office Happenings

    As you’ve probably heard from every news outlet, we’ve been experiencing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE, such as masks and gloves) across the nation. We’ve been working to secure our PPE supply since March and have been extremely fortunate to attain the appropriate masks, face shields, garments, gloves, and more, to protect... Read more

  • Our New Safety Protocol

    • June 9, 2020
    • Office Happenings

    Wearing a mask is a given, but many locations have additional safety measures in place that are necessary to meet their establishment’s needs. Before coming in for your appointment, take a minute to check out the new safety protocol at the West Loop Ortho office:   Once you arrive, check-in to our virtual waiting... Read more

  • Conquer Life: Resolutions

    • April 8, 2020
    • Conquer Life

    Spring is here, our environment is once again reborn, and the skies are teasing us with glimpses of sunny times ahead. With new beginnings just around the corner, the last piece to complete our picture perfect puzzle would be to say we’ve been crushing all our goals or new years’ resolutions made a few... Read more

  • 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