Orthodontic options for every crooked smile


No one should have to live with a smile that doesn’t bring them joy, so we’re excited to offer an array of orthodontic options to suit your needs.

When you look good…

One of the primary reasons we seek orthodontic treatment is aesthetics. Straight teeth are simply more attractive than crooked or gapped ones. If you’ve been hiding your smile due to misaligned teeth, you are not living up to your full potential. You deserve to look in the mirror every morning and feel confident with a straight, beautiful smile.

You feel good!

According to research, adults list orthodontic treatment as one of the most important treatments they’ve ever had. That’s because teeth straightening causes a dramatic boost in self-esteem and confidence, which has effects that radiate into every area of your life. Orthodontics can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.

The stars are aligned for you.

Let this be the sign you need to bite the bullet and decide to straighten your (or your teen’s) teeth from the comfort of your dental home.

Solutions for Every Smile and Lifestyle

Invisalign® - The Clear Alternative to Braces

5+ million smiles strong

Invisalign® is the world’s original and most advanced clear aligner system, with 20 years of research and 900+ patents, you can trust in a simple solution and amazing results.

  • Removable aligners so you can maintain your lifestyle
  • Virtually invisible so your smile can shine through treatment
  • Average treatment times of only one year

Six Month Smiles

6 months to a new you

Six Month Smiles® is a wildly popular cosmetic braces system that uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires for a more discreet treatment in a fraction of the time.

  • Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires blend in with your natural smile
  • Focus on the teeth that show when you smile
  • Average treatment times of only six months!


The gold standard

Traditional braces are still considered the gold standard among modern orthodontic solutions because we can treat the widest array of cases and results are predictable.

  • Treat complex cases like bite alteration and vertical tooth movement
  • Materials and techniques have advanced
  • Straighten teeth from the comfort of your dental home

Why Our Patients Smile

Tina –
“I honestly love going to the Dentist! The entire team at Nelson Ridge is so pleasant, friendly and upbeat! All the dental hygienists are terrific here, but I must say I especially adore Pam…not only is she thorough, professional and kind, but she is so much fun to chat with….I look forward to our visits every 6 months, just so we can catch up! Both Dr. Kathy and Dr. Etchison are wonderful dentists and I highly recommend them. There are many dental offices within a few minutes of my home, but I drive 30 minutes to Nelson Ridge for this terrific group of professionals!”

You don’t have to find an orthodontist in New Lenox, we’ve got you covered!

It’s hard enough to commit to your regular dental visits, let alone orthodontic treatment. But if you had to do a bunch of research to find an orthodontist in town and trust this important decision in the hands of strangers, it becomes even less likely. That’s why our doctors have received advanced training to provide orthodontic solutions from the comfort of your dental home.

The process starts with an initial consultation. Here we will give you a proper exam and take x-rays to gain a comprehensive understanding of your case. We will also discuss your priorities, your budget, and ideal timeline to help us determine the best solution for you. Depending on your individual treatment plan, you will come back to see us regularly for adjustments until we’ve achieved smile perfection.

Worried about the cost?

We understand, but we also understand making an investment in your health, your confidence, and your quality of life. We’re happy to offer flexible financing options to help you fit orthodontics into your monthly budget.

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820 W Laraway Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
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