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Orthodontist—South Loop · Chicago, IL

Get to Know Dr. Amy Seagraves

As an orthodontist, Dr. Seagraves routinely gets to watch her patients grow in confidence as their teeth are straightened and their new smile is revealed. Nothing makes her happier than seeing a patient’s reaction when they look at their smile for the first time after their braces have come off. She’s proud to be a member of the excellent team here at Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, and she’s eager to welcome you and your loved ones into our practice. To learn a little more about her, read on below!

Why Did You Decide to Become an Orthodontist?

When she was a child, Dr. Seagraves underwent two phases of orthodontic treatment, so she was very familiar with orthodontics starting in the third grade. She admits that she loved going to see her orthodontist for her progress checks and seeing the changes occurring in her smile. He made the treatment process fun and taught her a lot about moving the teeth and planning ahead, and this inspired her to follow in his footsteps.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Amy in front of whiteboard

After finishing her undergrad at Miami University in Oxford, OH, she went on to earn her dental degree from the University of Maryland. This was followed by completing an orthodontic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Always pushing herself to learn more and provide better care, Dr. Seagraves regularly pursues continuing education and maintains memberships in several professional organizations, including the:

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

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Dr. Seagraves comes from a large family (she is the second of five children), so most of her free time is dedicated to hanging out with her loved ones, especially her adorable nieces and nephews. She also likes to stay active by practicing yoga and hiking. When relaxing, you’ll usually find her reading (fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction), crocheting, sewing, or listening to podcasts. She also loves mugs and has an entire cupboard dedicated to keeping her collection.

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