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Dr. Said Albareedi, D.D.S.,M.S.

Orthodontist

Dr. Said Albareedi D.D.S.,M.S. is a top Orthodontist in Chicago, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Said Albareedi D.D.S.,M.S. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Said Albareedi D.D.S.,M.S. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Said Albareedi D.D.S.,M.S. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Chicago, IL, Dr. Said Albareedi D.D.S.,M.S. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
36 years Experience
Dr. Said Albareedi, D.D.S.,M.S.
  • Chicago, IL
  • Northwestern University
  • Accepting new patients

How long should one keep their braces to correct the alignment of the bottom teeth?

That depends on how much crowding you have and whether you need extraction or not.

I have recently got my braces fixed and they seem to be cutting into the skin of my mouth. What to do?

It takes a few days for you to get used to your braces. You can use wax which can be provided by your orthodontist to cover the sharp edges of the braces so they won't cut your READ MORE
It takes a few days for you to get used to your braces. You can use wax which can be provided by your orthodontist to cover the sharp edges of the braces so they won't cut your skin.

After five weeks of completing my braces treatment my tooth hurts.

It is normal for the teeth to be sensitive after or during Orthodontic treatment, however this is temporarily and it should only last for a couple of months. As far as pain of READ MORE
It is normal for the teeth to be sensitive after or during Orthodontic treatment, however this is temporarily and it should only last for a couple of months. As far as pain of your front teeth, that is something you should check with your dentist or orthodontist about.

Does having braces hurt?

A few hours after your braces adjustment, you will feel some kind of ache which could be easily controlled by regular pain killers such as Tylenol, and that should only last for READ MORE
A few hours after your braces adjustment, you will feel some kind of ache which could be easily controlled by regular pain killers such as Tylenol, and that should only last for a couple of days.

After removing my braces, my cheeks have swollen up. What could be the reason?

This is very unusual. Is the swelling on both sides or only on one side?

I wear my retainer, so why are my teeth still shifting?

You need to go see your orthodontist and take your restrainer with you so he can check it out and make sure that it is done correctly and he might recommend a different type retainer. READ MORE
You need to go see your orthodontist and take your restrainer with you so he can check it out and make sure that it is done correctly and he might recommend a different type retainer.