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Overcrowding, gapped teeth, and jaw misalignment can affect your oral function, cause dental pain, and make you feel self-conscious.

Our orthodontist, Dr. Qingshan Li, can straighten your teeth and align your bite with subtle and effective orthodontic treatment.

Learn more about how orthodontics can transform your smile at our Chicago, IL, dental practice...

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You can reach Dr. Li at our Chicago office to learn more about orthodontics. We are happy to help patients of all ages achieve beautiful healthy smiles. Schedule an appointment online, or call our office at (312) 929-4783 

Why Patients Trust DentART Chicago...


Amira Carreon


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Best dentist I've ever had in my life! He is super understanding to patients and does an amazing job at what he does. I've never been more confident in my smile!!

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Selene Lazcano


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Dr. Li is a great orthodontist! I would give him 10 stars if I could. He has done an awesome job with my daughter who in my opinion was a difficult case. He knows what he is doing and puts his heart in his work. So far he has treated two of my children and will definitely have a third one see him. He has helped my children achieve a beautiful smile. 

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What To Expect  The Orthodontic Treatment Process

Orthodontic care is customized to address the unique needs of each patient. The treatment process involves the following steps at our Chicago, IL, practice...


The process begins with an orthodontist performing a comprehensive oral exam and discussing your goals and lifestyle before determining the optimal form of treatment. We then design a custom plan to correct your misalignment issues, and we provide you with an estimated time frame for treatment.

Begin Treatment 

Depending on the orthodontic method, we will have your custom aligners fabricated or attach your brackets and wires. When treatment begins, you can expect some tenderness and sensitivity for a few days while you adjust to the added pressure.


Over the course of several appointments, the orthodontist checks the progress of your teeth and makes adjustments to the orthodontic system. This may involve changing the archwire, modifying your aligner trays, or adding bands and elastics to encourage movement.

Concluding and Maintaining Treatment

When the ideal adjustments are achieved, the orthodontist will remove any fixed appliances and brackets and design a retainer to help support the teeth in their new position. You will be instructed to wear the retainer at all times except during meals for several months before reducing wear to nighttime.
DENTArt Chicago

DENTArt Chicago

At DENTArt Chicago, we combine our extensive training, state-of-the-art techniques, and a patient-centered approach to dentistry to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible. Our dentists are members of many important dental organizations, including:

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Ready to love the look and feel of your smile? Schedule an exam by contacting us online or calling us at (312) 929-4783.

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