Our orthodontists

With two orthodontists in our Arlington Heights office, you and your child will benefit from their combined clinical expertise and our convenient office hours as well as great emergency coverage.

Arlington Heights Orthodontist – Yaroslav Yarmolyuk DDS, MS

“For me orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontics is the way of helping my patients to improve their lives by giving them a beautiful, healthy, and confident smile. Orthodontic treatment changes lives by making patients’ smiles more attractive and significantly improving their confidence and self-esteem. I am proud to be able to provide orthodontic treatment to the residents of Arlington Heights and neighboring areas.” -Arlington Heights orthodontist Dr. Yarmolyuk –

After completing his undergraduate studies in Biology, Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, where he received extensive theoretical and clinical training in dentistry. During his studies at the University of Illinois, Dr. Yarmolyuk obtained a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. During his studies at UIC, Dr. Yarmolyuk received multiple honors and awards and was involved in a variety of research and leadership activities.

After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Yarmolyuk continued his training at Marquette University post-graduate orthodontic residency. This intense full-time, two-year training in orthodontics and craniofacial orthopedics prepared him to treat even the most challenging orthodontic cases. Dr. Yarmolyuk constantly increases his knowledge and keeps up with the new techniques and advances in the field of orthodontics by frequently attending professional meetings and continuing education courses. Dr. Yarmolyuk holds a specialty dental license in orthodontics.
Dr. Yarmolyuk resides in the Northwest suburbs with his wife , son and daughter.

Marquette University, Department of Developmental Sciences, Orthodontic Residency

  • Certificate in Orthodontics
  • Master’s of Science in Oral Biology

University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Bachelor’s in Dental Science

Professional Memberships:


  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • Polish
Arlington Heights Orthodontist – Cleidy Arboleda DDS, MSDiplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics

Arlington Heights Orthodontist Cleidy Arboleda“Studying Orthodontics has allowed me to tangibly see the difference that you can make in someone’s life, big or small. Giving someone the confidence to smile with pride is a privilege. I know something as simple as a healthy and beautiful smile can mean an improved outlook on life.”

Dr. Arboleda was born and raised in Colombia, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and also a degree as specialist in Orthodontics. She moved to Chicago in 2009 and after three years in residency, Dr. Arboleda received her Masters of Science degree in Oral Sciences and Certificate of Orthodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2015 Dr. Arboleda became a Diplomate of the American Board of    Orthodontics. Only 25% of all orthodontist go through the rigorous testing process to become board certified. Dr. Cleidy is one of them!

Arlington Heights orthodontist Dr. Arboleda is dedicated to continuing education and her professional affiliations include The American Association of Orthodontists, The Illinois Society of Orthodontists, The American Dental Association, and The Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Arboleda and her husband reside in Glenview Illinois, and in her spare time she enjoys reading, movies, cooking and spending time with family and friends.


  • English
  • Spanish
Harwood Heights Orthodontist – Amrita K. Rakalla, DDS, MS

RakallaDr. Rakalla, DDS, MS was born and raised in Danville, Illinois. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Continuing her education at UIC, she also received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Rakalla received several awards during dental school which includes the American Institute of Orthodontic Research award and the University of Illinois Alumni Association Lina K. Tharp Award for compassion in providing oral healthcare to patients. Dr. Rakalla completed her orthodontic residency at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Dr. Rakalla resides in Chicago (West Loop). She likes baking, learning to cook, reading and trying out new restaurants. During her free time Dr. Rakalla enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


  • English
  • Spanish (Intermediate)


Harwood Heights Orthodontist – Nick Valeri, DDS, MS

Dr. Nick Valeri loves the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of people as an orthodontist. He takes pride in the healthy and beautiful smiles he helps his patients achieve because he knows first hand that it improves a person’s self-esteem and personality.

A native of Kenosha, Dr. Valeri graduated from Tremper High School before attending Marquette University in Milwaukee as a Pre-Dental Scholar.  At Marquette, he graduated first in his class with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences. Dr. Valeri continued at Marquette University School of Dentistry and graduated magna cum laude with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2011. After dental school, Dr. Valeri decided to further his education with a two year residency in orthodontics at Marquette University. While in his residency, his research project was published in theEuropean Journal of Orthodontics: “An investigation into the mechanical and aesthetic properties of new generation coated nickel-titanium wires in the as-received state and after clinical use.”

Dr. Valeri considers himself to be a lifelong learner. He routinely attends continuing education courses and reads scientific journals to stay up to date on the latest techniques and technology. This allows him to give his patients the best evidence-based care possible.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Kenosha County Dental Society

Outside the Office

When he’s not creating beautiful smiles, you can find Dr. Valeri spending time with his friends and family, trying out new restaurants, and cheering on the Brewers, Packers, Bucks, and Golden Eagles