ORA Dental Studio receives Invisalign 'Top 1% Elite Provider' status

Chicago’s #1 Invisalign provider also one of tops in North America, the world.

Online PR News – 06-January-2012 – – Chicago, Illinois – Align Technologies Inc. the makers of Invisalign clear orthodontic braces, awarded Dr. Mladen Kralj, Dr. Goran Kralj, and Dr. Reggie Thurston, partners at ORA Dental Studio in Chicago, Invisalign’s highest honor - ‘Top 1 % Elite Provider’ in North America for 2012.

As the leading Invisalign practice in Chicago, ORA Dental Studio joined a very select group of Invisalign providers to have achieved this extraordinary level of case experience and clinical expertise. They are 1 of only 50 Invisalign providers, out of over 50,000 Invisalign certified dentists and orthodontists in North America, to have achieved this exclusive status in 2012.

“It is clear that Invisalign represents the future of orthodontics as the demand for Invisalign and non-invasive cosmetic dentistry continues to grow every year,” says Dr. Mladen Kralj, a Chicago South Loop dentist. “Align Technologies continues to be the leader in the clear aligner market, no one comes even close to the amount of research and development they put into their product. I have seen the Invisalign system evolve tremendously over the last 10 years, and it is only getting better with more predictable results.”

Dr. Mladen Kralj was one of the first cosmetic dentists in Chicago to introduce Invisalign to his practice, first becoming certified in 2002. He received ‘Premier’ Provider status in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, placing him in the top 5% in the nation of all Invisalign certified providers each year. In 2010 Drs. Mladen & Goran Kralj moved to next levels of clinical expertise, receiving ‘Elite’ Preferred Provider status and in 2011 ‘Super Elite’ Preferred Providers.

“It’s a real honor to have achieved ‘Top 1 %’ status with Align. This award reflects ORA Dental Studio’s ongoing commitment to providing our patients modern, cutting edge services and technologies,” says Dr. Goran Kralj. “It has allowed me to give my patients an alternative to unsightly and uncomfortable metal braces to improve their smiles, treating very simple spacing issues to complex crowding cases. “

“Invisalign offers patients options they have not had before, because it eliminates so many obstacles to adult orthodontic treatment, ” says Dr. Reggie Thurston. “Invisalign gives me an effective tool to delivering a healthy, beautiful smile to anyone. Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, and healthy teeth are essential to optimal oral health and total wellness.”


About ORA Dental Studio

ORA Dental Studio is Chicago’s and the nation’s first and only ‘green’ group dental practice promoting Eco-friendly Dentistry®. ORA delivers the perfect synthesis of a chic, zen-modern environment, state-of-the-art green technology, minimally and non-invasive services, and eco-friendly protocols and products that are uncommon in traditional dental practices and unique to Chicago.

ORA Dental Studio’s eco-initiatives start with the meticulous design and construction of its dental practices that strictly followed LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and GGHC (Green Guide for Health Care) protocols. Through conscientious planning ORA has created high performance ‘green’ facilities that are healthier for their patients, a more productive place to work, less costly to operate and maintain, and reduce their environmental footprint.

Founded by Dr. Mladen Kralj, Dr. Goran Kralj, Dr. Steven Koos, and Dr. Reggie Thurston, ORA Dental Studio currently has four locations in downtown Chicago’s West Loop, South Loop, Wicker Park, and Gold Coast neighborhoods. ORA Wicker Park practice will be the first LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified dental practice in Chicago, and one of only a handful in the nation. ORA’s fifth practice is tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2011 at the Green Exchange in Roscoe Village, which will be the nation’s largest sustainable business community and epicenter of the Midwest’s ‘green’ economy.

ORA Dental Studio is a dental industry leader in the delivery of Green Healthcare, garnering numerous awards. Among them, ORA is the first dental practices in the nation to achieve the Eco Dentistry Association™ (EDA) certification at the highest level – GreenDOC™ Gold. ORA was inducted as an EDA Charter Certified Practice, a distinction that honors practices that are innovators and leaders at the forefront of dentistry's green wave. In addition, ORA were recipients of the Making Medicine Mercury Free Award and Partner for Change Award at the international 2010 Clean-Med Conference’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony in Baltimore.

ORA offers comprehensive cosmetic, restorative and oral surgery services such as: smile makeovers with porcelain veneers; Emprethin ‘no-prep’ veneers; full mouth rejuvenation; laser teeth whitening; aesthetic tooth and gum contouring; dental ozone therapy; non-invasive laser periodontal therapy; BPA-free composite resin restorations; metal-free/lead-free porcelain restorations; dental implants; wisdom teeth extraction; and Invisalign clear braces in Chicago.

For more information about ORA Dental Studio call 312.867.8766 or visit www.oradentalstudio.com.

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Dr. Mladen Kralj
ORA Dental Studio
1827 South Michigan
Chicago IL, 60616


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