Misaligned teeth can lead to a lack of confidence in your smile and a number of oral health issues.

Orthodontic treatment with clear aligners can address these concerns without resorting to bulky metal braces. 

Learn how Dr. Mohamad Alkassir in Rockford, IL, can transform your or your child's smile with comfortable, discreet orthodontics.

Better Smiles. Better Deals. Save $2,000 on Clear Aligners

It's finally time to seek the orthodontic care you've always wanted. At our dental office in Loves Park, our clear aligners special has brought the price of orthodontics down from $5,999 to $3,999. That covers both upper and lower aligners. Take advantage of those significant savings now, while the offer lasts.

The Benefits of Orthodontics Why Straighten Your Smile?

Improve Your Oral Health

Overcrowded, crooked, or misaligned teeth can make it difficult to brush and floss properly, which can result in cavities, decay, and other oral health issues. Treatment using braces or orthodontic aligners can align your bite, allowing you to brush and floss more effectively and preserve your oral health. 

Get Relief From TMJ

A misaligned bite can cause tension and pressure in the jaw. This can lead to pain in the temporomandibular joints, or TMJs. By aligning your bite, you can prevent or relieve pain associated with TMJ disorders caused by improper alignment.

Prevent Dental Damage

A misaligned smile can cause unnecessary wear on certain teeth due to how you bite and chew. By properly aligning your bite with orthodontics, your bite force will be evenly distributed to prevent uneven or excessive wear.

Enhance Your Appearance

Crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth can affect the look of your smile. By receiving orthodontic care at our Rockford dental practice, our dentist can give you beautifully straight teeth that enhance your appearance and self-esteem.

What Is Orthodontics — And How Can Treatment Help Me?

Orthodontics is a field of dentistry in which dentists and orthodontists correct dental alignment issues. Our Rockford, IL, dental practice offers orthodontic treatment with clear aligners rather than traditional metal braces. Our clear aligners can help patients with orthodontic concerns like:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Gapped Teeth
  • Crowded Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Deep Bite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open Bite

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Some of our patients likely needed braces or aligners as a child, but simply didn't have the opportunity to pursue care. Well, it's not too late to love your smile. With clear aligners, your options are far better than they were years ago. They're discreet, low maintenance, and extremely effective.

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Loves Park, IL


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Shouldn't I See an Orthodontist For Orthodontic Procedures?

No, you don't have to visit an orthodontist to achieve a straighter smile. While an orthodontist focuses primarily on orthodontic issues, our dentists are trained in orthodontics and a wide variety of other dental issues and procedures.

This can be a huge advantage for our Rockford patients because not everyone seeking clear aligners will qualify immediately. Instead, they may need treatment to directly address issues like tooth decay or periodontal disease. Those procedures will need to be conducted before they receive any orthodontic treatment. Once we handle common dental concerns, you can start the path toward a beautiful and healthy smile.


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3D CBCT Scanner

For clear aligners, you want the best fit possible. Our Rockford dentists are dedicated to getting your care right from the beginning.

That's why we employ a 3D CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography) scanner to gather highly accurate imaging of your exact bite. This information can lead to more precise treatment so that you can achieve orthodontic results that exceed your expectations.

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Want to Revitalize Your Smile?

Request an Orthodontics Consultation

Misaligned teeth can cause pain, oral health issues, and even embarrassment for some patients, but we can help. Your dentist can craft a custom clear aligner treatment plan to address your specific issues, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of orthodontic treatment without obvious, bulky braces.

Unlike most orthodontists, our skilled dentist, Dr. Mohamad Alkassir can address all your oral health needs. They can also plan your clear aligner treatment as part of a smile makeover for more dramatic results.

It's time to consider straightening your smile with our Invisalign alternative. Start your journey to a beautiful and healthy smile with clear aligners by calling our Rockford, IL, dental practice, by reaching out through our contact form. You can also call us at

(815) 633-3865

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Loves Park, IL


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Insurance and Financing Information for Our Patients

We work with most insurance plans to help reduce or eliminate the cost of treatment. For those without insurance and to help with costs not covered by insurance, we accept financing options. To learn more about financing, call us at (815) 633-3865.

How Does Clear Aligner Treatment Work?

Our clear aligners are just like Invisalign aligners. They work by gradually guiding your teeth into proper alignment. After a few weeks wearing one set of aligners, you'll switch to the next set in your custom series and continue until treatment is completed. This orthodontic alternative can align your teeth over the course of 12 to 18 months. Some minor misalignment issues can be corrected even sooner. 

The Treatment Timeline For Clear Aligner Patients

Treatment time for orthodontics at our northern Illinois dental practice will vary based on each patient's unique needs. In general, you can expect your treatment to take 12 to 18 months.
Treatment time for orthodontics at our northern Illinois dental practice will vary based on each patient's unique needs. In general, you can expect your treatment to take 12 to 18 months.

Orthodontic Planning

After confirming your candidacy, our dentist will begin by examining your mouth and taking impressions with our CBCT scanner. These will be sent to our trusted lab so they can fabricate your series of aligner trays. These trays are an affordable alternative to Invisalign and work the same way.

Aligner Treatment

Once your clear aligners arrive at our Rockford practice, you will begin your orthodontic treatment by wearing the first set of trays. Use them for 2 to 4 weeks before switching to the next in the series. Your dentist will give you all the instructions you need for your specific treatment. Your aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day to achieve optimal results.

Monthly Check-Ups

You will visit your dentist about once a month so he can monitor your progress. These monthly appointments at our office will continue throughout the duration of your treatment. The average treatment time for clear aligners is 12 to 18 months. 

Retainer Use

Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, you will receive a retainer to wear at night. This is an important step, as it can help prevent your straightened smile from shifting in the first few months after clear aligner treatment. 

Questions about treatment with clear aligners? 

Caring for Your Clear Aligners

Caring for your teeth and clear aligners is simple and can help you keep your treatment process running smoothly. Here are a few helpful tips to follow: 

Remove Your Aligners Before Eating

Remove your aligners before you eat or drink anything but water. Place them in a protective case to keep them safe. Be sure to rinse them clean before you put them back in your mouth. 

Clean Your Aligners Every Day

Twice a day, remove your aligners and clean them using mild soap, warm water, and a soft-bristled brush. Do not use hot water, as it can warp the thin plastic material, potentially prolonging your treatment. 

Maintain Your Oral Hygiene Routine

It's important to keep your teeth clean and healthy during orthodontic treatment. After removing your aligners, brush and floss your teeth as you normally would—just be sure to put your aligners back in before bed.

We're Proud to Offer Excellent Care For Rockford Patients


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Loves Park, IL


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Dr Alkassir and his staff are great, they have done a lot to improve the condition of my oral health and smile! The new financing options make getting your perfect smile affordable! So glad I found this office!

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Gentle Family Dentistry

Dr. Mohamad Alkassir can meet all of your family's dental needs in Loves Park, IL. Our dentists are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Winnebago Dental Society

To request an appointment, please contact us online or call (815) 633-3865.

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