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Shannon Bohn
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(Algonquin, IL) — In a heartwarming collaboration between Orthodontic Experts and Make-A Wish Illinois, 16-year-old Briana’s heartfelt wish is coming true. Diagnosed with a life threatening autoimmune disorder, Briana was connected with Make-A-Wish Illinois, where she  shared her sincere desire to have braces. Today, thanks to a generous donation from Orthodontic  Experts, Briana’s dream is becoming a reality. 

When asked why she wished for braces, she candidly shared her struggle about feeling insecure about her teeth. Briana’s excitement about finally getting braces put on was met with an  emotional response by her, her family, and the Orthodontic Experts team.

Make-A-Wish Illinois grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses, offering  experiences that range from trips to Disneyland to meeting beloved celebrities. Briana’s choice  to wish for orthodontic treatment stood out for its unique and practical nature, reflecting her  courage and maturity. Her wish not only highlights the profound impact that a healthy, confident  smile can have but also emphasizes the deep-seated personal desires of children facing  significant health challenges. 

Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk, founder of Orthodontic Experts, stated, “We are honored to be a part  of Briana’s journey. Her story is a testament to the power of a smile and the confidence it can  bring. It’s incredibly rewarding to know that our contribution can make such a positive  difference in her life.” 

Orthodontic Experts is committed to transforming lives through high-quality orthodontic care.  Briana’s wish not only highlights the importance of a healthy, confident smile but also  underscores Orthodontic Experts’ dedication to giving back to the community. 

Briana’s journey with her new braces has just begun, and her radiant smile already speaks  volumes about the confidence and happiness this gift has brought into her life. Her story is a  touching reminder of the diverse and meaningful aspirations held by each child supported by  Make-A-Wish Illinois. 

For more information about how Orthodontic Experts is making a difference and how you can  support Make-A-Wish Illinois, visit and

About Make-A-Wish Illinois:

Make-A-Wish Illinois creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Since  1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 16,000 wishes, offering hope, strength, and  joy to children and their families.


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About Orthodontic Experts: 

Orthodontic Experts provides braces, clear aligners, and other orthodontic services to children,  teens, and adults. Orthodontic Experts feels that everyone should be given a chance for  orthodontic treatment, which is why their mission is to make quality orthodontic care accessible  at the best value.  

Our core values consist of the following:  

  • Accountability  
  • Continuous Improvement  
  • Inclusion  
  • Integrity  
  • Respect  
  • Teamwork
  • Transparency


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The locations that Orthodontic Experts has are: Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Chicago Avondale, Chicago- Bucktown, Burbank, Beloit- Wisconsin, DeKalb (located in Sycamore),  Glendale Heights, Harwood Heights, Hillside- Westchester, Hales Corners- Wisconsin,  Homewood, Joliet, Chicago- Kedzie, Mundelein, Merrillville- Indiana, Chicago- Pilsen, Orland  Park, Rockford, Skokie, Waukegan, Menomonee Falls- Wisconsin, and Mount Pleasant Wisconsin.

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