Experience The Difference

What Makes Us Different?

We are highly qualified.

We offer the tremendous benefit of having three orthodontic specialists in the office. Although Drs. Battistoni, Beam, Polivka, and Cardona have very similar treatment philosophies, the doctors routinely confer with each other to establish definitive treatment plans in their patient’s best interests.

Drs. Battistoni, Beam, and Polivka are board-certified Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction attained by only 33% of orthodontists in the country. 

We are up-to-date.

Drs. Battistoni, Beam, Polivka, and Cardona are committed to continuing their educations and staying ahead of the curve on the latest procedures and technologies in the orthodontics world. That means you will always have access to the most current treatments.

We care.

We know that each patient is different. That’s why treatment is tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Drs. Battistoni, Beam, Polivka, and Cardona know that a cookie-cutter approach to orthodontics won’t allow patients to achieve their ideal results. They take great care to ensure each patient’s needs are evaluated on an individual basis, crafting treatment plans custom to each patient.

We have a commitment to communication at each visit and pledge to make a conscious effort to update you about you or your child’s treatment at every appointment. With daily appointment summaries and periodic formal progress reviews, patients and parents are kept abreast about treatment and its progress.

We take the time to listen. Our doctors and staff will always take the time to answer your questions or return a phone call. An open line of communication is essential to proper treatment, and we always encourage patients and parents to ask questions or voice concerns.

We have a fun office environment. Video games, contests, and seasonal decorating keep the atmosphere lively and welcoming. We truly care about each patient and their families, and want everyone to feel at home in our offices.

Our Accolades

American Board of Orthodontics Doctor Certification

Founded in 1929, the American Board of Orthodontics is the oldest and most prestigious specialty board in dentistry. The ABO aims to elevate the standards of the field of orthodontics to be sure the public is familiar with both its aims and ideals, and to protect the public against unqualified practitioners.

To become board certified, an orthodontist must pass rigorous written and clinical examinations and undergo a comprehensive review of his credentials in order to be certified. This process can take anywhere from five to ten years, and once board certified, the orthodontist is required to update his certification every ten years. Board certification signifies the orthodontist’s pursuit of proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.

Checkbook Magazine Dental Specialist Vote

When Chicagoland dentists were asked to name dental specialists to whom they would entrust their own family members, Drs. Battistoni and Beam were two of the highest-rated orthodontists. (Checkbook Magazine, Summer/Fall 2008). And every year since the first vote, our orthodontists have been listed as two of the highest rated orthodontists in Chicago and the surrounding area. Checkbook Magazine is a non-profit publication that provides unbiased ratings for companies and healthcare providers. Drs. Battistoni and Beam are honored to continue to receive such confidence from their colleagues in the dental world.

Windy City Study Club

Drs. Battistoni and Beam were asked to be the sole orthodontic advisors to the Windy City Study Club, a Chicago branch of the nationally known Seattle Study Club. Seattle Study Club, Inc. is an international network with doctors dedicated to advancing their knowledge to provide the most excellent care to every patient they serve. There are more than 250 clubs throughout the world, where doctors come together for interactive programs, to discuss the latest developments in the dentistry world, and to participate in presentations by world-renowned speakers. Drs. Battistoni and Beam consider it a great honor to be the orthodontic advisors for the Windy City Study Club.

Reader’s Choice Award

Each year, Suburban Life Newspaper asks readers to choose their favorites from a variety of categories to receive the Reader’s Choice Award. Drs. Battistoni and Beam have been honored to receive the award for top dentist each year since 2002. And we recently received the award for Best Orthodontist in Oak Park and La Grange. What an honor it is to know the hard work we put into our craft is so appreciated by the patients we love to serve!

Top Dentist

Drs. Battistoni and Beam individually have received another honor from Midwest Living Magazine. For multiple years, including this year, they have been included in the database of topDentists. This honor is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Dentist and specialists throughout the Chicago area cast their votes for other dentists and specialists in the area, based on their skills and abilities. Drs. Battistoni and Beam are thrilled and humbled to continue to be recognized by their peers for their dedication to their craft.


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