Frey Orthodontics > Your Algonquin Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Dwight Frey, your Algonquin Orthodontist

Dr. Frey graduated cum laude from both the University of Michigan and Northwestern University Dental School. He received an advanced degree in General Dentistry from the University of Colorado Health Science Center before earning his specialty degree in Orthodontics from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. Dr. Frey has excellent clinical experience treating both children and adults and uses progressive techniques to offer a wide range of creative orthodontic solutions.

Dr. Frey is a member of the Invisalign Innovation Leadership Panel, and a contributing author to the TAD Clinical Reference Guide, a nationally distributed manual for advanced orthodontic techniques. He's an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and has been named one of America’s Top Dentists three times by the Consumer Research Council of America. As a thought leader in the field of orthodontics, Dr. Frey is a sought-after orthodontic writer and speaker.

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Why an Orthodontist in Algonquin? Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. Not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist, even though every orthodontist starts as a dentist. Dr. Dwight Frey, like all orthodontists, continued their education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. Dr. Dwight Frey, like all orthodontists, has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to perform the treatment plan that you need.

Why does it matter if you see your Algonquin Orthodontist?

Dentists receive basic orthodontic training so they can perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who don’t need to see an orthodontist yet. Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic issues.

Seeing a specialist like your Algonquin orthodontist may change your braces experience by:

  • Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces or therapies to choose from
  • Having personal experience treating multiple cases that are similar to your unique concerns and anatomical characteristics.
  • More efficient treatment and visits, because it’s the office’s main focus.
  • Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have worse than usual bite discrepancies that need to be dealt with
  • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

You may think it’s fine to have your orthodontic work done by your dentist, but convenience shouldn’t be a barrier to seeing a specialist. You’ll only need to stop by Algonquin orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.

And don’t let price be a problem either! Frey Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Algonquin area.

Testimonials from Algonquin orthodontist patients

I had a great experience with Frey! They were all very kind and fun and made my time there enjoyable. They were not only encouraging but honest about my braces. They made it clear that if I followed what I needed to do, then my braces would come off as quickly as possible- which is exactly what happened. I would recommend Frey to everyone who needs braces! - Callie G.

My daughter just had her braces taken off today and her teeth are beautiful. The transformation from what they were before to today is simply amazing. I would recommend Dr. Frey and his friendly staff to everyone I know. The entire experience has been such a positive one and words can't really describe how happy both my daughter and I are with the outcome.

Frey Orthodontics was very patient and super dedicated when it came to making sure my teeth looking as awesome as possible! Though my treatment was only supposed to last a year, it wasn’t completely finished at that point, so rather than just removing my braces, Dr. Frey explained the issue and told me it’d be in by bear interest to continue with braces until the issue could be solved. Throughout the whole process, the entire staff has been super friendly and very flexible with my busy schedule. Thanks for a great experience!