Finding the Right Orthodontist for You

Whether it’s a personal choice or a referral, finding the right fit in an orthodontic specialist is vital.

Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk, DDS MS, and owner of Orthodontic Experts in Algonquin, says the most important aim is to find an actual “specialist.”

“Illinois is one of only three states requiring advanced training to be licensed in both general dentistry and orthodontics,” he explains.

By contrast, many dentists in other states also do orthodontic work, Yarmolyuk says. It’s essential that patients look for a professional who has received advanced education.

“I did a three-year specialist residency in orthodontics,” he adds. “I also did extracurricular work on weekends while in training and have the experience to provide the best possible care. Technology has gotten easier, but still most general dentists fall short of what a specialist can offer.”

Orthodontic Experts provides patients with flexible payment plans for its services, which are covered under most major health insurance policies, including ObamaCare.

“We can arrange payments in our clinic at 272 S. Randall Road, Algonquin, or any one of our other clinics in the Chicago area,” Yarmolyuk says. “This is important because realignment and other treatments can range from $2,000 to $6,000, depending on the length of time needed to complete the process.”

He explains that minor treatments can take as little as six months while complex ones may take up to 2.5 years.

“The other advantage we offer is our call center, which is available seven days a week. Our emergency call service is accessible 24 hours every day,” Yarmolyuk says. “With nine orthodontic specialists and 90 support employees, we have the ability to help anyone at any time.” ❚

Orthodontic Experts is located at 272 S. Randall Road, in Algonquin, (815) 918-4427, orthodonticexpertscom.