Orthodontic Specialists Team

What Sets Us Apart

Drs Koufos

At Orthodontic Specialists, we understand that every patient is one-of-a-kind and deserves personalized orthodontic care tailored to their specific needs. Led by Drs. Michael and Emily Koufos, our team of specialists and their staff is dedicated to providing you and your family with a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding experience every time you visit our practice. With our extensive clinical expertise, advanced techniques, and state-of-the-art technologies that guarantee unparalleled precision, we’re on a mission to prove why you should always trust your smile to a specialist!

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Michael Koufos

Dr. Michael Koufos has over 30 years of professional orthodontic experience and has used that experience to cultivate a practice that specializes in improving the health, smile beauty, and the emotional well-being of our patients. His passion for learning means that he’s in a continual search for new and innovative treatment approaches to better serve patients, the community, and its families.

Dr. Emily Koufos-Radford

There’s another Dr. Koufos in the building! Dr. Emily Koufos-Radford joined the practice in 2021 and shares the same outstanding vision for the practice as her father– to provide unmatched orthodontic care in a friendly, highly focused, and patient-first environment. As a second-generation orthodontist, she’s able to rely on her father’s mentorship in addition to her education as they guide the practice into the future!

Meet the Team

The highly-trained team at Orthodontic Specialists has an average of 18 years of patient care experience, and most have earned additional certifications to become Certified Orthodontic Assistants. We are excited to welcome you and your family and help you achieve your new smile goals!

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What Makes Us Different

  • Our Doctors have extensive experience and have successfully treated over 15,000 smiles since 1988! We’re also proud to be a leading Invisalign Provider in NWI.
  • Our team consists of extensively trained specialists and talented staff members who are dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives an outstanding experience characterized by trust, professionalism, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
  • We believe in delivering exceptional treatment outcomes using the very best in modern treatments. That’s why we carefully diagnose and create custom treatment plans to meet the smile goals and expectations of each individual.
  • We guarantee that every patient will see and receive customized progress reports from one of our certified orthodontic specialists, either Dr. Koufos or Dr. Emily, at every single appointment.
  • We offer many modern conveniences, such as a virtual smile assessment and text messaging for our Munster or St. John offices. We also offer curbside pick-ups for extra rubber bands or any dental supplies. Just call or text us!
  • We are especially attentive to our patients’ individual needs and do our best to be helpful with scheduling, insurance, flexible payment options including family discounts, and any special needs that our families and patients require.
  • Our appointments are punctual! The Doctors respect your busy schedule and make every effort to be on time.
  • Our fees include everything! We do not upcharge for retainers, special appointment times, x-rays, digital records, or standard urgencies.
  • Because our Doctors live in the local communities they serve, they’re available to see you for urgencies every day of the week!
  • We maintain strict adherence to the guidelines and recommendations set forth by leading health organizations such as the CDC, ADA, and AAO.
  • We aim to surpass the highest standards of clinical competence by incorporating the latest technologies and techniques that promote advanced infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Our offices utilize advanced air filtration systems, ensuring clean and controlled environments in clinic areas.
  • We are proud to provide state-of-the-art technologies to our patients, including digital X-rays and our cutting-edge iTero scanners. This means no more gooey impressions!

With just a few clicks, our secure online service offers convenient features that allow you to:

  • Instantly access your appointment and account information at any time
  • Sign up for convenient email or text appointment reminders
  • Check your payment history and see current charges
  • Print out flex spending reimbursement and tax receipts
  • We are happy to celebrate your new smile with our exclusive smile party box, carefully curated with a delightful assortment of sweet treats!
  • We provide exciting giveaways and contests for our patients and families, featuring impressive prizes like tickets to Cubs, White Sox, and Blackhawks games, as well as concert tickets (most recently Taylor Swift!) Simply connect with us on social media to stay updated!
  • We strongly believe in empowering our communities by providing extensive support and sponsorship for education and athletics in local schools.
  • Our Doctors are committed to collaborating with local dental colleagues through our Learning Exchange program. With a series of unique seminars that provide continuing education (CE) credits for dental professionals, we aim to create an environment where ideas are shared, learning is encouraged, and greater satisfaction in life and within our field can be achieved.
  • For over a decade, we’ve been steadfast in our commitment to being an eco-friendly company. We take immense pride in our green practices, and one initiative we are particularly thrilled about is our collaboration with Frank H. Hammond Elementary School. Through this remarkable partnership, we have discovered a fantastic way to give back to our community by converting all of our old or used toothbrushes into playground equipment for neighboring schools. Our donation of recycled toothbrushes makes a significant impact on reducing plastic waste and contributes up to 200 pounds of re-purposed plastic each year!

Book Your First Appointment with Orthodontic Specialists Today!

At Orthodontic Specialists, we are committed to providing exceptional orthodontic care to all of our patients. With our expertise in identifying a wide range of conditions, no matter their complexity, we are dedicated to creating a personalized treatment plan that caters to your unique needs. The end result? A healthier, more radiant smile! Schedule a complimentary consultation today to discover how we can help you!