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1400 N Western Ave #A
Lake Forest, IL 60045

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5465 Grand Avenue, Suite 103
Gurnee, IL 60031


Our dedicated team at Goshgarian Orthodontics wants to provide you with high quality orthodontic care in a welcoming, comfortable environment, and we work hard daily to make this happen. Dr. Ara Goshgarian is an experienced orthodontist who is committed to providing individualized care for each patient. We love what we do, and we are excited to work with you to help you achieve the smile you want! Give our office a call today at 847-295-3370 to make an appointment in Lake Forest and Gurnee, Illinois.

 Goshgarian Orthodontics: Team Bio’s



“My brother and sister had braces by Dr. Goshgarian and I always appreciated how he made them feel as patients. When there was an opportunity to lend my expertise as an Insurance Specialist to this organization, I jumped at the chance! I’ve been on board with Goshgarian Orthodontics since July 2015, and I am excited to continue doing what I love and working with finances at Goshgarian Orthodontics. It is fun getting to know our patients and their families and helping them find appointments that work with their schedules, and fee plans that work with their budgets. During my free time I enjoy cooking, watching movies and spending time with my husband and family. Dr. Goshgarian has been great to me and I can’t wait for our patients to enjoy the same experience!”

“I feel fortunate to say I have over 20 years of experience as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. Having experienced braces first hand as well as going through it with my daughter, I know how having a great smile can increase a child or an adult’s self-esteem. I never get tired of seeing that transformation take place. Over the years, I’ve learned that creating relationships with our patients and getting to know their families is definitely my favorite part of the job. We strive to make orthodontics fun and exciting for everyone who walks through our doors. Working with Dr. Goshgarian and our team is truly a great experience. Everyone has a warm personality and is incredibly eager to work together as a team. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading and spending time with my family and friends. I have been married for 22 years to my husband Gary. We have two wonderful children, Christian and Tayler, who are both serving in the United States Navy along with their Father. I’m a very proud mom and wife!”

“I am thrilled to say I joined Goshgarian Orthodontics as a Certified Dental Assistant. Before orthodontics, I worked for a pedodontic office in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Every day I enjoy the opportunity to help boost my patients’ confidence by improving their smiles. As a former orthodontic patient, I feel I understand the needs of my patients, having already been in their shoes. Going through braces made me fall in love with the orthodontic profession, and I feel lucky to be able to help others achieve their beautiful smiles in such a fun atmosphere! I’m a native of South Carolina; however, I recently moved to Illinois with my husband Ted, who is a local college football coach. When I’m not helping patients, I enjoy spending time with my dog Penny Louise and watching football.”

“I am proud to be a Certified Dental Assistant. One of the things I love most about my job is meeting new people and being part of the reason patients smile. My father was in the Navy, so I was born in Agana, Guam. I’ve lived in Illinois since I was 5 years old. My hobbies include spending time with friends and family, watching YouTube makeup tutorials, and staying active. I have enjoyed every minute of my job since I started working with Dr. Goshgarian. The atmosphere here is so positive and it makes coming to work such a joy!’’

“I graduated from SIUC in 2003 with a Dental Technology major and have been working in orthodontics ever since. As Dr. Goshgarian’s Treatment Coordinator, I love having the opportunity to meet with all of our new patients and find out how our team can help them achieve the smile they have always wanted. While away from the office I enjoy going to concerts and hanging out in the great outdoors with my husband, daughter, and our dog Charlie. I also love to cheer on the Bears, Blackhawks, and Cubbies (all with my cat Wrigley hanging by my side.)”

“Teamwork makes the dream work!” … I feel incredibly blessed to be part of the best orthodontic team around! Dr. Goshgarian is such a talented and caring doctor to work for. I’ve been working in the dental field for almost a decade, and Orthodontics has always been my favorite specialty!
With the loving help and support of my parents, they placed me into orthodontic care. I had many different appliances and braces… it was a total of 7 years that completely changed my life for the better! I love encouraging patients to enjoy their orthodontic experience, because the work they put in during treatment is something that lasts a lifetime.
In my free time you can find me snowboarding, hiking, disc golfing, doing yoga and spending time with my husband and our four dogs; Abel, Freyja, Lola, and Bruce Wayne. Family is everything to us!!
I’m looking forward to meeting you and your smile!

“Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world”… I’m happy to bring my smile to the Goshgarian Orthodontics team. After working in cosmetics and customer service for the last 12+ years, I’m very excited for this new journey.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am very blessed with two little boys who ALWAYS keep me on my toes. My family and I are die-hard Dallas Cowboy fans, so every Sunday during football season is “Sunday Fun-day” and we are together cheering them on (with the exception of my oldest son who is a Packers fan… he’s a traitor!!).

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