Debra Alavi, DDS, MS
Dr. Alavi, has been in orthodontic practice for 30 years. She received both her Doctorate Degree in Dentistry and Masters Degree in Orthodontics from the University of Illinois Dental College. Her research at UIC focused on dental and facial asymmetries. She also holds a graduate degree from Northern Illinois University and prior to attending dental college she practiced as a certified radiologic technologist at the UIC Hospital.
Dr. Alavi has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and has received an award for exceptional achievement in the field of Orthodontics. Having practiced nearly 30 years, she is experienced with interceptive (early) treatment, functional appliances, and Invisalign in addition to traditional braces. Her practice extends to cases with surgical, periodontal and TMJ conditions.
She has two adult sons, Alexander and Andrew. Her hobbies include hiking, jewelry making, painting and reading.