Howard Spector, DDS

3.0 out of 5 stars 3.0 stars from 2 reviews
Chicago Orthodontist
30 N. Michigan Ave., #1812
Chicago, IL 60602
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3.0 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3.0 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3.0 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3.0 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3.0 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3.0 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3.0 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4.0 out of 5 stars Payment process
4.0 out of 5 stars Wait times

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5 out of 5 stars Simpli5

Simpli 5 - My Experience - Chicago, IL

Dr. Specter is not only a great orthodontist, but a very nice guy. He is very accomodating, very reasonable in his pricing, and has a great reputation. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is interested in braces.

1 out of 5 stars Invisalign

Invisalign Express For Overbite- Chicago

Horrible! My experience working with Dr. Spector has been so bad that I am changing to a new orthodontist after 2.5 months with him, which is midway through my Invisalign treatment. Dr. Spector has cost me thousands of dollars unnecessarily for a very simple case. Dr. Spector never monitored my progress at all. He delegated everything to his technician, who was not personable either and seemed to really hate her job. The technician was very careless when she put my attachments on -she was so sloppy that she even got adhesive on several of my teeth that do not have attachents, which is unacceptable. My new orthodontist will be removing this mess, which she made, from my teeth. Dr. Spector also allows his technician to do IPR. She started to do my IPR but I insisted that it be done by Dr. Spector. I cannot imagine the mess the technician would have made doing IPR (teeth shaving) given the mess she made putting my attachments on. Dr. Spector was unwilling to answer questions I raised during my apontments and by phone, which created angst for me. Dr. Spector became especially combative and hostile when I asked him if my teeth were tracking properly. Some of my teeth look worse than they did before Invisalign with Dr. Spector. Dr. Spector did not even measure when he did IPR and he consequently shaved too much enamel off my top left lateral incisor. He ridiculed me multiple times in front of other patients when I asked him about things I had read onlline pertaining to my treatment. Consequently, I resorted to asking questions on this site- questions I was paying Dr. Spector to answer when he was my orhodontist. Since I have left Dr. Spector's "care," his hostility toward me has increased tremendously. He has made very aggressive comments to me and he is currently refusing to release my dental records to my new orthodontist. I have never in my life had a worse experience working with a doctor, than I had during the short time I worked with Dr. Spector. After completing Invisalign with a new orthodontist, I was informed that Invisalign could not fix a problem with my canine teeth and gum line. I have had to pay an additional several thousand dollars due to Dr. Spector not advising me to wear traditional braces and him damaging my teeth when he carelessly did IPR. I have since learned that many other patients have had problems with Dr. Spector and that Dr. Spector also regularly has onging conflicts with other dental practitioners. Read Dr. Spector's reviews carefully! I did not and I am still paying for that mistake!

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