Meet Dr. John Foley, Your Cary Orthodontist

Dr. John Foley grew up in Lake Zurich, IL, and knew from a young age that he wanted to be an orthodontist.

After completing his education, Dr. Foley went on to create healthy, beautiful smiles in suburban Chicago before settling in the Cary area with his wife five years ago.

Dr. Foley graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Science degree.

He was honored to be the only dentist selected to study orthodontics at the prestigious Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester, MN following dental school.

Dr. Foley is a board-certified orthodontist, a designation held by only 30% of orthodontists.

Dr. Foley

Why an Orthodontist in Cary?

Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Dr. Foley continued his formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Foley has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.

Why does it matter if you see your Cary Orthodontist?

Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.

Seeing a specialist like your Cary orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

    • Providing additional treatment options.
    • Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
    • Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
    • Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
    • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Cary orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.

And don't let price be a problem either! Foley Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Cary area.