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Meet Dr. Ibrahim

Manal Ibrahim, D.D.S.

Dr. Ibrahim has devoted much of her adult-life to education and the advancement of her dental career. To her, dentistry is a hobby, one which marries her genuine love of people with the art and science of delivering the highest quality of orthodontic treatment for life-long amazing results. 

Most recently, Dr. Ibrahim has earned the title of Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.  Board certification is based on the highest standards of orthodontic knowledge and clinical skill and is a certificate of attainment that exemplifies her education, evaluation, excellence, and ethics in the practice of orthodontics.  By completing this voluntary, rigorous exam offered through the American Board of Orthodontists, it distinguishes her EXCELLENCE in clinical practice amongst others who also practice orthodontics.  It also demonstrates to the dental profession and general public her pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics. This is an accomplishment that she is extremely proud of!

Dr. Ibrahim completed most of her education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Following her undergraduate studies in Bioengineering she attended the College of Dentistry, where she received extensive training in dentistry, obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dentistry, her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree and became a dentist. Dr. Ibrahim then completed a three year advanced training, post-doctoral program in full mouth reconstruction using implants, crowns and bridges and obtained an Advanced Combined Prosthodontics Certificate. She practiced restorative, prosthetic and implant dentistry in Skokie, IL for several years, treating adults with a variety of complex dental needs.  She also held a management position at a globally recognized dental company, Bisco, Inc where she conducted numerous national and international lectures around the world.  She also published many articles in dentistry publications during this time.

After practicing in the field of prosthodontics for nearly 10 years, Dr. Ibrahim became very interested in the field of orthodontics, its interplay with other dental specialties and how it impacts patients of all ages.  She decided to focus her attention on the art of orthodontics and devote her private practice to this field.

Dr. Ibrahim moved to New York to continue her training and entered her second specialty training program, now in the field of orthodontics, and earned an Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Certificate from the New York University College of Dentistry. During her time at the university, she served as a Course Instructor in the Invisalign Training Program and the Introduction to Orthodontics, as well as a clinical instructor for dental students. Dr. Ibrahim also conducted research while at NYU and published a very significant article titled "Assessing the Influence of the Interdental Papilla Length on the Perception of Aesthetics” with a globally recognized co-author.

Due to her unique background in prosthetics, implants and orthodontics, and her two specialty training programs, Dr. Ibrahim has the ability to treat patients presenting with any degree of complexity. She now dedicates all of her time delivering orthodontic treatment at Innovative Orthodontic Centers, PC, established in June 2006.

Dr. Ibrahim stays abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics with memberships in the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontists, AmericanCollege of Prosthodontics, AmericanAcademy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society. She also maintains her affiliation with her dental school and is on the Alumni Association Board of Directors of the University of Illinois.

Dr. Ibrahim and her husband (also an American Board Certified Prosthodontist), Dr. Anthony Lavacca of Naperville Dental Specialists and General Oral Health Care, have been married since 2002 and have two wonderful sons. They love to travel, scuba dive and go biking and most of all enjoy sharing dentistry together as a hobby and a profession. They also spend every free second they have with their amazing family & friends!


Best of Naperville 2015 - Voted "Best Dentist"

Best of Naperville 2014 - Voted "Best Dentist"

Best of Naperville 2013 - Voted "Best Dentist"

Best of Naperville 2012 - Voted "Best Dentist"


Best of Naperville 2011 - Voted "Best Dentist"


Featured as a Top Chicago Orthodontist in the January 2013 edition of Chicago Magazine

Small Business of the Year Awards

Ray Kinney and Bob Jung present the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award for Best 5 under 5 to Dr. Manal Ibrahim of Innovative Orthodontic Centers in May 2009 ~ Congratulations Dr. Ibrahim and the Innovative Ortho Team!


Free Consultation

We would like to offer you a complimentary consultation at any of our offices located in Chicago, Plainfield/Shorewood and Naperville, IL, so we can create a treatment plan to suit your needs.

55 South Main St, Suite 251
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 848-6960
1526 Illinois 59
Shorewood, IL 60431
(815) 436-8787
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(312) 640-1760