Your First Visit



Free initial consultations are a great way to put new patients at ease about orthodontic treatment. During your consultation, you will tour one of our three convenient practice locations, meet Drs. Hurley or Volk and the team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete evaluation and discover the best treatment options for your circumstance.


For the personalized exam, we will:


  • Review your dental and medical history forms
  • Provide a complete oral exam, with photos and X-rays, to determine whether treatment is necessary
  • Create a customized treatment plan
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans


Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.



Congrats on taking the first step towards your new smile! We know how busy our patients are, and we promise to get as much done at each appointment as possible to save you visits to the office!  After your consultation, if you are ready for treatment, we will place your new orthodontic appliances, or take a scan for your appliance, if necessary. This appointment generally takes about an hour and a half, and during this time our team will be available to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.


If your child is not yet ready to begin treatment, they will become part of our “HV Kids Club”.  The “Kids Club” consists of patients between 7-14 years of age who are not yet ready dentally or skeletally for treatment.  We continue monitoring these patients approximately every 6-9 months to monitor jaw growth and development, teeth eruption, and appropriately time treatment.  The best part is that this is all complimentary until they are ready to begin orthodontic treatment!




Visiting the orthodontist about every four to twelve weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.


We understand that “life happens!” If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our savvy scheduling coordinator will assist you. We’re looking forward to working with you.




It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every three to six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.

Office Tour

See inside our three convenient locations in Schaumburg, South Elgin, and Hampshire.

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