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Hours Of Operation

Monday 9AM – 5PM
Tuesday 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday 9AM – 5PM
Thursday 8AM – 4PM
Friday 7AM – 3PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Orthodontist Merrillville

Located in the heart of Indiana, Orthodontic Experts of Merrillville is a leading orthodontic practice that has been providing excellent treatment to the residents of Merrillville and the surrounding areas for many years.

We understand that visiting an orthodontist can be intimidating. That is why we have created a welcoming and friendly environment to ensure that all our patients feel comfortable and valued. We also specialize in braces, providing a range of orthodontic solutions specifically designed for people of all ages.

Our experienced team of orthodontists are dedicated to providing you with exceptional care, ensuring that you have a healthy, confident smile that lasts a lifetime. Contact us today and let us help you achieve your dream smile!

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Orthodontist Merrillville

Meet Our Orthodontist

Dr. Jonathan Rakstang

Dr. Rakstang is originally from Oak Park, IL. He had braces as a teenager and appreciates the benefits of orthodontic treatment. He enjoys creating beautiful, healthy smiles for his patients and having a positive impact on their lives, just as his orthodontist did for him! He is excited to move back home to Chicago to be closer to his family and to join the Orthodontic Experts team!

Orthodontic Experts Promise

Our aim at Orthodontic Experts of Merrillville is to provide you with an amazing experience right from the instant you walk through our doors. We guarantee that we will take you closer to achieving the stunning smile you have always desired. Our focus is on rendering personalized and effective treatment that caters to your unique requirements, so that we can attain the best possible outcomes for you. We are dedicated to ensuring that your time with us is a memorable one, and that we deliver the utmost quality of care throughout the course of your treatment, which is performed by our highly skilled team in Merrillville.


Say goodbye to scheduling hassles and hello to the orthodontic care you need – anytime.

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Trust in our honest, up-front pricing on all our orthodontic treatments.

We Accept Most Dental Insurance Plans

Receive the affordable orthodontic care you deserve without worrying
about excessive costs.

Meet Your Orthodontic Experts: Merrillville Team

Our well-experienced Merrillville orthodontists at Orthodontic Experts are dedicated to helping you attain the perfect smile. We take pride in our highly skilled and knowledgeable team who are passionate about meeting your orthodontic needs. We are specialized in diagnosing, preventing and treating issues related to irregularities in jaw, face and bite. Each member of our team is a skilled professional committed to providing customized care that is of the highest quality. With our expertise, you can be confident that your smile is in good hands.

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Affordable and Quality Orthodontic Care Near You

Orthodontic Experts of Merrillville are committed to making high-quality orthodontic care accessible to everyone. Our commitment to quality care and affordability sets us apart from other orthodontic providers, making us the top choice for those seeking superior orthodontic treatment. We strive to make our braces and clear aligners treatment affordable for all, without compromising on the quality of our services. Using the latest technology and equipment, our team of orthodontic specialists provide exceptional care at a cost that won’t break the bank. So why wait? Schedule a no-cost initial consultation with our orthodontists near you today!

PA Administrators & Plans

Dentaquest Portal

Indiana Hoosier:

  • IN Anthem BCBS HHW
  • MDwise Indiana Hoosier Healthwise

Private Insurance Companies

Aetna PPO And DMO

  • Delta Dental PPO (all states)

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO And HMO

  • Careington PPO
  • Metlife PPO
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Cigna PPO and Total Advantage PPO
  • United Concordia PPO (includes Tricare and ADDP Dental Network)
  • Principal (includes Ameritas, Reliance)
  • Unicare PPO

Dentemax Network Participants:

  • BCBS
  • Unicare
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Delta Dental
  • Careington

GEHA Connection Dental Network Participants:

  • Unum
  • Starmount
  • Colonial Life
  • AlwaysCare
  • Guardian
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Dental
  • SunLife Financial
  • Beam Dental
  • BCBS
  • Fort Dearborn Life
  • Dominion Dental
  • UHC
  • Lincoln Financial
  • MetLife

Merrillville and Its Neighboring Towns

Our Merrillville Office Provides Orthodontic Treatment to the Residents of Merrillville and Its Neighboring Towns.

Payment and Discounts

At Orthodontic Experts of Merrillville, we understand that paying for orthodontic services can be a challenge. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and convenient in-house payment options to make it easy for our customers to get the care they need. We believe that everyone should have access to quality orthodontic services, which is why we accept most major insurances and Medicaid. We also offer special discounts on special occasions, so feel free to ask us about them. Our affordable payment plans and exciting discounts make Orthodontic Experts the best choice for your orthodontic needs. Visit our office to see how we can make orthodontic care near you cost-effective for you and your family.

Discounts on Braces & Aligners
  • We accept major dental insurance plans (Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Metlife, Humana, Cigna, Guardian, United Health Care, All Kids, and Medicaid) to minimize the cost of your treatments.
  • Get an initial no-cost consultation to discuss your orthodontic needs.
  • Enjoy the security and convenience of paying with your credit card (Mastercard, VISA, AMEX).
  • Our flexible monthly payment plans make it easy to achieve the orthodontic care you need without the strain of a large, up-front payment.
  • We have a third party financing option (CareCredit) that offers 60 monthly repayments with no interest for those patients who require extra financial assistance.

A smile is timeless, and so is our orthodontic treatment.

Metal Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional Metal Braces can achieve ideal tooth alignment, ensuring a functional and aesthetically pleasing result at the end of the treatment.

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Gold Braces

The appealing appearance of Rose Gold can create a more positive association with orthodontic treatment.

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Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners can treat individuals of all ages, providing an orthodontic solution for both teenagers and adults.

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Lingual Braces

Often preferred by adults, Lingual Braces offer a discreet alternative for professionals who may be self-conscious about traditional braces.

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Patients with reasons to Smile

Nancy Phouangmalay

<< Friendly environment, all the staff are really nice! Affordable and I recommend. My daughter loves her braces! 10/10 >>

2 weeks ago

Jasmine Bates

<< My daughter Queen went to get her braces, they did a good job ! They also made her feel special at her appointment. >>

3 days ago

Ebony Arthur

<< We had a great experience and Nerica was AMAZING, quick and knowledgeable. Thank you for making our visit great!!! >>

a month ago

Crafting Radiant Smiles: Affordable Excellence for Every Patient’s Journey

We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our patients by providing industry-leading orthodontic advancements with a commitment to accessibility and affordability. We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality orthodontic treatment.

Community Engagement

March 7, 2022

Orthodontic Experts Are Expanding To Indiana In 2022!

June 2, 2023

Orthodontic Experts Spotlights Our Very Own Heroes – Ben Weisberg, Our Patient Experience Manager

December 6, 2019

Dr. Y Will Be Featured On The CEO’s You Should Know At IHeartMedia!

frequently asked questions

Are Gold Braces safe?

Yes, Gold Braces are completely safe for everyone. They are made of high-quality materials which are proven to be non-toxic, non-allergenic, and non-reactive.

Can I get braces if I have sensitive teeth or gums?

Yes, you can get braces even if you have sensitive teeth or gums. However, you should discuss your personal condition with your orthodontist before proceeding.

Can I eat and drink with Gold Braces?

Yes, you can eat and drink with Gold Braces, but you should avoid certain foods that may damage the braces or cause staining to the teeth. For example, you should avoid chewing gum, hard candy, ice, and sticky foods like caramel.

What are some common mistakes to avoid with Clear Aligners?

Avoid smoking or using tobacco products as this can discolor the aligners. Do not chew gum while wearing Clear Aligners as it can stick to the aligners and cause damage. It’s important to follow your orthodontist’s instructions for wearing and caring for your aligners to ensure the best possible outcome.

Who can benefit from orthodontic treatment from Orthodontic Experts of Merrillville?

Anyone who has crooked or misaligned teeth, an overbite, an underbite, or any other dental issues related to alignment can benefit from orthodontic treatment from Orthodontic Experts of Merrillville.

How long does orthodontic treatment from Orthodontic Experts of Merrillville take?

The length of treatment depends on the individual case and the treatment option chosen. Traditional Braces and Gold Braces typically take between one and two years, while Clear Aligners can take between six months and two years.

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