Member American Association of Orthodontists

Why Choose Us?

We know the search for a good orthodontist can be confusing. How do you choose, and what sets our practice apart as an outstanding choice? Consider the following questions.

Why Select an Orthodontist?
Just as there are specialists in medicine (such as cardiologists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, etc.), there are specialists in dentistry. Orthodontists are dental specialists who dedicate their professional lives to correcting misaligned teeth and jaws.

Orthodontists are qualified dentists, who after graduating from dental school, go on to additional full-time university-based education in an accredited orthodontic residency program supervised by orthodontists. That training lasts at least two academic years-sometimes more. By learning about tooth movement (orthodontics) and guidance of facial development (dentofacial orthopedics), orthodontists are the uniquely trained experts in dentistry to straighten teeth and align jaws.

Orthodontists diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities. The majority of members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) limit their practices to orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Orthodontists treat a wide variety of malocclusions (improperly aligned teeth and/or jaws). They regularly treat young children, teens and adults.

Selecting an orthodontist who is a member of the AAO is your assurance that you have chosen an orthodontist: the dental specialist with at least two years of post-doctoral, advanced specialty training in orthodontics in a university-based program accredited by the American Dental Association. Specialty education includes the study of subjects in biomedical, behavioral and basic sciences; oral biology; and biomechanics.

Only orthodontists may be members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

How are you treated?
Do you value courteous & personalized treatment? If so, you will immediately feel welcomed by our friendly team. We pride ourselves on the personal attention that we give to our patients. We are not a "clinic" that runs patients through like an assembly line. From the moment you enter our office to the moment you leave, we want to make sure that your visit is a positive experience. Everything we do is with your comfort and your smile in mind.

Do you value your time?

We do! - We run on schedule to minimize your wait for care. In the office Dr. Luce does all the direct work on the patient. The assistants are trained to help her perform her work in an efficient manner so you get the optimum care in the least amount of time.

Are you seeking excellent results in a timely fashion?

Dr. Luce insists on a higher level of service that sets our practice apart. We treat children, adolescents and adults of all ages. Our treatment philosophy is to provide each patient with the best esthetic and functional result, in the shortest period of time, with the least discomfort. We realize that you have many options when it comes to choosing an orthodontist and we thank you for taking the time to consider starting with us.


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Luce Orthodontics: Natalie A. Luce DDS
4318-H Crystal Lake Road| McHenry, IL 60050 | Tel: 815.385.1570
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