North Shore Center for Dental Health
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My experience one more time was excellent. From the receptionist area all the way to the back room, Eva is my dental hygienist and the level of comfort with her it's what I was looking for, she is very gentle and attentive with my needs, the Dr. has a great patient skills communication, and this to me is priceless. I had a horrible experience with my last dentist, I am so glad that I found this great group of professionals that make every visit to their office like I am home. Thank you so much for all the care and concern for your patients, many blessings and keep it up! ;-)
- A Happy Patient
Meet Our Doctors

With four dentists on our team, including an Orthodontist and Periodontist, you and your family can get the care you need under one roof!

General dentist Dr. Chris Baboulas has expertise in family and cosmetic dentistry as well as implants and full mouth reconstruction.

Dr. Chris Baboulas
Dr. Kathy Karalekas is a general dentist who has received training focused on family and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Kathy Karalekas
Staff orthodontist Dr. Ronald Metelka is one of a very limited number of orthodontists trained in lingual orthodontics.

Dr. Ronald Metelka
Dr. Bruce Abdullah is a board-certified Periodontist and has received specialty training in periodontics and implantology.

Dr. Bruce Abdullah


If you have crooked, uneven, or gapped teeth, you may have considered braces. But the thought of a mouth full of metal that comes along with traditional braces might be unappealing. Now many people can get the straight teeth they’ve longed for without the brackets, wires, and metal.

Invisalign is an effective solution for many people to get the perfect smile they’ve always dreamed of. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you won’t have hassles with eating, and you can brush and floss effectively. And because they are clear, you won’t have the esthetic concerns that come along with metal braces.

At the North Shore Center of Dental Health, our orthodontist Dr. Ronald Metelka can answer all your questions about Invisalign clear aligners. Let us show you how Invisalign can transform your smile in a matter of months!  

How Does Invisalign Work?

At your initial, no-charge consultation with Dr. Metelka, we will determine if Invisalign is the best choice for you. If you are a candidate for Invisalign, we will take custom impressions of your teeth along with photographs and x-rays as needed. 

Invisalign will create a custom set of aligners that will fit tightly over your teeth. These aligners will need to be worn a minimum of 22 hours a day; they will gently shift and reposition your teeth as the days and weeks go by.  

You will change aligners approximately every two weeks until your smile transformation is complete. The entire process can take less time than traditional braces!

Is Invisalign a Good Option for Teens?

Yes! Teens are much more likely to get a boost of self-esteem wearing aligners versus metal braces. The Invisalign Teen system includes an “indicator” in the aligners that will show whether the teen is wearing the aligners as prescribed, so no more “Yes, Mom, I’m wearing my aligners”— the proof is there!  

Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Patients who have good oral health with no signs of gum disease are perfect candidates for this innovative teeth straightening system. 

Is Invisalign Treatment Painful?

As with any form of orthodontics, you can expect some mild discomfort in the initial stages as the aligners slowly begin to move your teeth.

Learn more about Invisalign by scheduling your no-charge consultation with Dr. Metelka. Call North Shore Center of Dental Health today!


Patient Education Is Important

We are always happy to take the time necessary to answer your questions, before, during, and after your treatment. We also invite you to read our blog where you can learn more about oral health care, treatment options, and the latest in dental technology.

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