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Downers Grove Orthodontics

Phone: (630) 515-2727 1330 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Downers Grove Orthodontics is an orthodontic office which provides braces and other orthodontic procedures for children and adults. Located in Downers Grove, IL, this office serves the western suburbs of Chicago, including Westmont, Hinsdale, Darien, Woodridge, Lisle, Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Villa Park, Bolingbrook, Lemont, Countryside, Hodgkins, Westchester, La Grange Park, and Brookfield. The office was started in 2005 by Dr. Meenakshi Balakrishnan, DMD, MS.

Dr. Balakrishnan received her dental training at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated as valedictorian, and then proceeded to University of Illinois at Chicago for three years of orthodontic residency, where she received a Master's Degree in Oral Sciences in conjunction with her residency. She was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society, upon completion of her dental training, and she is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Midwest Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Balakrishnan teaches at University of Illinois College of Dentistry in addition to maintaining her practice, and she is trilingual, being fluent in English, Hindi, and Tamil.

Patients may receive metal braces, clear braces, self-ligating braces, or a palatal expander from this office. More detailed information about each of these kinds of braces can be found on the website for Downers Grove Orthodontics. The office also installs Temporary Anchorage Devices, which are small titanium anchors which are placed into the jawbone in order to achieve certain tooth movements faster than conventional braces. Emergency care is also available at this clinic.

Visit the website for Downers Grove Orthodontics to learn more about the services available at this office, read about braces and the different types of orthodontic treatments, and contact the clinic to schedule an appointment.

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Factors that raised the rating for Downers Grove Orthodontics include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
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Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

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Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 07, 2008 Business started: 08/17/2005 Business started locally: 08/17/2005 Business incorporated 08/17/2005 in IL
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
100 W. Randolph, 9th Fl, Chicago IL 60601
Phone Number: (312) 814-4500

Type of Entity


Business Management
Dr. Meena Balakrishnan, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Dr. Meena Balakrishnan, Owner
Number of Employees


Business Category

Dentist - Orthodontist Dentistry - Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Services Dentists Offices of Dentists (NAICS: 621210)

Alternate Business Names
Yourthodontist Limited

Additional Locations

  • 1330 Ogden Ave

    Downers Grove, IL 60515 (630) 515-2727


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Negative Review 1 point per review

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A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
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D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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