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Welcome to
Schuppert Orthodontics

Thank you for considering us for your and your family’s orthodontic care. We have created thousands of beautiful smiles for patients of all ages and have seen the joy that comes to our patients’ faces as they see the changes take place in their very own smile. We are a patient centered practice, and we believe in the whole health aspect of orthodontics. Straight teeth, a beautiful smile, and a functional bite!

We strive to present professional orthodontic treatment in a relaxed and caring manner. Your experience at our office will be very personalized and of the highest quality. We utilize the most modern and technologically advanced materials and methods available. We are thrilled at the opportunity to meet you and provide you and your family with beautiful and lasting smiles.

WHY CHOOSE SCHUPPERT ORTHODONTICS

  • Modern Technology
  • Convenient Location
  • Caring & Friendly Staff
  • Trusted Results
  • Superior Quality & Treatment
  • Warm & Inviting Atmosphere

Contact Information

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Address

  • 2835 N. Sheffield Ave
  • Suite 102
  • Chicago, IL. 60657

Phone

Email

Office Hours

  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 1:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am to 1:30pm

About Dr. Schuppert

Dr. Henry Schuppert has been treating patients for more than 20 years and is proud of the thousands of satisfied patients and their beautiful smiles. He is known for outstanding achievements in teen and adult orthodontics and also believes strongly in early interceptive orthodontic treatment of children to avoid extractions of permanent teeth. Patients are drawn to his warm friendly caring personality and his emphasis on excellent results.

Dr. Schuppert attended Westminster College, Missouri – undergraduate, University of Missouri dental and orthodontic schools, and completed a dental fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle. With his roots in the Midwest, Dr. Schuppert is proud to call Chicago home. Recently he worked in Beverly Hills and Hollywood, California as an associate in one of the country’s largest Invisalign Elite Premier practices. He has treated hundreds of patients with Invisalign and is dedicated to this technique in addition to conventional braces.

Dr. Schuppert’s professional affiliations include the American Association of Orthodontists, the Midwest Society of Orthodontists, and the Illinois Orthodontic Association. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. He is active in the Down Syndrome Association as a past board member and as a contributing speaker on dental health and orthodontic issues for special needs patients, for which he has particular interest.

When away from the office, Dr. Schuppert enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as water and snow sports, outdoor activities and running.

Our Staff

We think you will enjoy meeting our staff. Each shares a common goal to provide personable, outgoing, friendly and caring service with big smiles!

It is our practice to always put the patient first, to assure your comfort and enjoyment. Our staff is fully trained in both the clinical and communications aspect of orthodontic care. Each is anxious to speak with you and to answer any questions that you may have regarding care.

Gabee

4 years in the orthodontic field
Reception Desk and Administrative

Simone

15 years in the orthodontic field
Orthodontic Assistant

Vanessa

7 years in the orthodontic field
Orthodontic Assistant

Our Staff

Outside View

Office Entrance

Reception Desk

On Deck Seating

Treatment Bay

Orthodontic Suite

Financial & Insurance

Payment Options

With your assistance, we can make your treatment affordable. Please provide the proper insurance information prior to your initial appointment, so we can establish the amount of lifetime orthodontic benefits you have available. This will allow us to develop a payment plan for treatment that will maximize your insurance benefits and structure interest- free payments that will fit your budget!

An initial down payment is required. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover and offer a discount for multiple family members.

Please feel free to ask our Administrative Assistant for more details about our finance options.

Insurance

For your convenience, we will gladly submit claims for you. However, please remember that our primary financial relationship is with you, not your insurance company. Financial arrangements can be made based on your estimated benefits; however, you or another responsible party must pay any outstanding balances .

We are a preferred provider for Delta Dental, Aetna and others.

Early Treatment

Orthodontic problems can be treated at any age. However, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children receive an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7.

Children will benefit from an early evaluation by having their growth and development monitored by Dr. Schuppert. This will reduce treatment time and cost, as well as prevent more serious oral health problems.

Early intervention, with removable retainers or fixed expanders and even some early partial braces can correct developing problems including: crowding, excessive overjet, and underbites; that will decrease the odds of permanent teeth needing to be extracted and even help reduce the risk of fractures to the teeth in a growing child.

Adult Treatment

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today.

Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several aesthetic options. Your options may include clear transparent braces or transparent aligners in addition to metal braces.

We also offer Lingual or hidden braces. These include Incognito or iBraces, which are placed on the back sides of the teeth. Although not appropriate in all situations, this may be an option that works for you.

During the initial examination we will be able to determine the best possible treatment options for your individual needs. For each treatment option available we can outline the length of treatment expected and the approximate cost.

A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset – their smile.

Invisalign

Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.

Clearly Different

The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners – as few as 12 or as many as 48. For very mild dental malocclusions or teeth that have been shifted slightly in those patients that have previously had orthodontic treatment years ago, there are now shorter treatment plans ranging from 5-12 aligners on one or both arches. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually – week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!

If you want to learn more about Invisalign and how it works, please visit the Invisalign Homepage. To ensure the best possible results, only an orthodontist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. Invisalign is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult. Only an orthodontist can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, contact us to make an appointment.

Invisalign FAQ

Q: How often must I wear my aligners?

A: You must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.

Q: Is there any discomfort with Invisalign® treatment?

A: There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.

Q: Can I chew gum?

A: It is recommended that you remove your aligners prior to chewing gum as the gum will stick to the aligners.

Q: Can I smoke with the aligners in?

A: We discourage smoking with aligners as the cigarette smoke will tend to discolor them.

Q: How do I keep my aligners clean?

A: Brushing them with toothpaste and use of denture cleaner will help keep them fresh and clean.

Q: How often do I see an orthodontist while wearing Invisalign®?

A: Regular office visits are every six to eight weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.

Q: What happens after my treatment is complete? Do I need retainers?

A: All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your teeth.

Q: How long does Invisalign treatment take?

A: Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces, between six and 18 months.

Q: Does Invisalign work for kids?

A: Yes, for teenagers, when most of the teeth have erupted completely.

Invisalign Teen

Now teens don’t have to worry about embarrassing metal braces in their yearbook photos or Facebook profiles – introducing Invisalign Teen™! Invisalign Teen is the clear way to straighten teeth without metal braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. You can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth, and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.

We went to leading orthodontists, parents and teens themselves to custom-design an Invisalign system just right for the dental needs of teenagers. With blue-to-clear color-changing indicators to show how long each aligner has been worn, six free replacement aligners in case some are lost or broken, and other changes designed to accommodate growing mouths, Invisalign Teen is the perfect teeth-straightening system forthebusy lifestyle of today’s teen!

What is Invisalign Teen?

  • Nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces
  • Series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners
  • Uses no metal wires or brackets
  • Custom-made for comfort

How does Invisalign Teen work?

  • Wear each set of aligners for about two weeks
  • Remove only to eat, drink, brush and floss
  • Your teeth will move gradually each week
  • Total treatment time averages 6-15 months
  • Average number of aligners is between 18 and 30

What conditions does Invisalign Teen treat?

By using its advanced technology, Invisalign Teen can treat a broad range of dental and orthodontic conditions, which, in the past, were usually treated with traditional braces. These conditions include:

  • Overly crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-Ligating Braces are dramatically advanced in design and is an entirely new way of treating patients.

Traditional braces often require removal of healthy teeth and the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer and can leave a more narrow arch and a flat profile. Traditional braces are tied in with elastics, which cause friction and pressure, making treatment slower and less comfortable.

Self-Ligating braces are different. They don’t use elastics to hold the archwire in place. Instead of elastic bands, Self-Ligating braces use small metal clips to hold the archwire into the bracket. This clip mechanism allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably.

Self-Ligating braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties which attract and collect plaque, Self-Ligating braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment.


Currently Offering the following self-ligating braces

Clear: 3M Clarity™ SmartClip™, SL Damon Clear

All Metal: Damon Q, 3M SmartClip™ SL3


Lingual Braces

Do you want straighter teeth, but don’t want anyone to know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment?

Lingual Braces are a unique choice that allows teens to smile with confidence both during and after treatment. They are placed on the back of your teeth and are completely hidden from view. No one will know that you are wearing braces… unless you tell them.

The Lingual appliance system is 100% customized to the contours of your teeth and to your individual orthodontic situation. Because they are specially designed and fabricated for you they are more comfortable and efficient. These hidden braces straighten teeth within the same amount of time metal braces do and according to each patient’s individual need. Lingual braces are great for teens and adults who would benefit from the confidence that a great looking smile gives.

Since lingual braces are practically invisible, people will notice your smile and not your braces.

Dental Services

Wisdom Teeth

During your orthodontic treatment here, we can provide advice regarding the presence of absence or your wisdom teeth and whether or not removal is suggested. Your third molars are more commonly called “wisdom teeth.” Usually appearing in the late teens or early twenties, third molars often lack the proper space in the jaw to erupt fully or even at all. This common condition is called impaction. When any tooth lacks the space to come through or simply develops in the wrong place of your jaw and becomes impacted, problems can arise. Primarily, damage to adjacent teeth and crowding occur.

In certain cases, the wisdom tooth that cannot come through becomes inflamed under the gums and in the jawbone, causing a sac to develop around the root of the tooth that then fills with liquid. This can cause a cyst or an abscess if it becomes infected. If either of these situations goes untreated, serious damage to the underlying bone and surrounding teeth and tissues can result.

Implants

Not everyone is a candidate for implants. We will inform you about the different factors that determine whether or not a patient fits the criteria of an implant recipient. Factors like pre-existing disease and bone loss can affect a patient’s ability to receive implants. If an implant is needed we will coordinate care with your dentist to provide the correct amount of space to accommodate the implant.