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I cannot say enough about this practice they are amazing everyone is so friendly and so kind they treat you like family if you want braces for your children or want your children or urself to have a better smile please don’t hesitate to call them you will not be disappointed I am now and forever will be a part of their family my daughter felt amazing after leaving there. Words can express how comfortable and awesome our day was. Thank you to the doctors and staff for everything you do it truly does show you guys care. We went to the South Elgin location but I can guarantee you every location will be amazing


Wonderful!!! I’ve known both dr Hurley and dr Volk for many years. They are so kind and real. Their staff is very nice and competent. A truly wonderful experience. Janeen Obrien


I cannot say enough awesome things about Hurley & Volk! I just completed adult Invisalign and I couldn’t be happier with the results! The staff is so genuinely warm, friendly, and positive! I always left my appointments feel like a million bucks, even if I had been frazzled about running late or anxious about orthodontic work. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!


Fantastic orthodontist! As a fellow orthodontist having an opportunity to care for one of Dr Ryan Hurley’s patients, I saw beautiful work. This makes me happy. Highly recommend!


Knowledgeable, caring staff � they make having braces look like so much fun! They are upbeat and encouraging. They have raffles, games, freebies, and a point system your child can use to purchase items

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484 Briargate Dr
South Elgin, IL 60177

Confident Smiles Made Daily

Our office offers a breadth of services to meet your needs. Check out the overview of our services listed below or book a consultation to discuss which services are best for you.

  • Braces
  • Invisalign® Aligners
  • Smile Express®
  • Retainers
  • Kids 7 & up
  • Remote Care

Our Team

You can have it all!  We work with patients to achieve their full smile potential by creating exceptional experiences provided by rockstar team members who help to deliver awesome outcomes every day.  Confident smiles are made daily at Smile Doctors.

Emily Wible
Dr. Emily Wible

Emily Wible loves watching the transformation of her patients and the joy a new smile brings.

Wible attended dental school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, she was excited to return to the Midwest, where she completed a 3-year orthodontic residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned a Master of Science in Oral Sciences and Certificate in Orthodontics.

In her spare time, Wible enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also likes baking, exploring new restaurants, hiking, and traveling. Her favorite hike to date has been climbing a Fourteener in Colorado.

Ryan Hurley
Dr. Ryan Hurley

Ryan Hurley is a third-generation dental practitioner and enjoys using his work as a vehicle to improve and make communities smile.

Hurley received his undergraduate degree from University of Notre Dame. He then went to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After that, he completed his residency and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Oral Sciences and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In his free time, Hurley enjoys spending time with his wife, Tonya Volk, and their children. He also loves playing golf and is an avid Notre Dame fan.

Tonya Volk
Dr. Tonya Volk

Tonya Volk dreams to put smiles on her patients’ faces and make a real difference in the community.

Volk attended dental school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. She then completed a residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received her Master of Science degree in Oral Sciences and her Certificate of Orthodontics. After graduation, Volk was invited to teach as a clinical instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Orthodontic Department.

In her free time, Volk enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan Hurley, their children, and their family and friends. She also enjoys playing recreational sports including basketball, volleyball, and softball.

Rutger Stache
Dr. Rutger Stache

Dr. Stache is a lifelong Illinois resident. He graduated high school from Wheaton North and completed his undergraduate studies, dental school, and a 3-year orthodontics specialty program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During his residency training, Dr. Stache’s research focused on treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea using an oral appliance, and he has presented at numerous professional conferences throughout the country. Most recently, he was the recipient of the AAO Thomas M. Graber award for his thesis project.

He currently lives in Glen Ellyn with his wife Dr. Laurie Susarchick-Stache (also an orthodontist), and their black lab, Zeke! Outside of the office, Dr. Stache can usually be spotted running or biking on the lakefront path. He is currently training for the Berlin Marathon. He is a diehard Chicago sports fan, and thinks there is no better way to spend a summer day (or night) than at Wrigley field cheering on the Cubs.


My son came in to get a consultation for braces. After meeting with the staff I knew this was the place for him. He has sinced had his braces removed and his teeth look amazing. I would like to thank the wonderful staff at Smile Doctors Braces for all their hard work, patience, and care they showed my family and I.

Jennifer Avila

One word… AWESOME! I would do it all over again with Hurley & Volk! With an experienced, patient and engaging staff, bright and clean facilities and amazingly talented doctors, there’s no better place to go. I couldn’t be more happy with my new smile!!! Thank you, Hurley & Volk, for making a long awaited dream come true 😀

Nicole Monaco Knight

Always the best! Great to the kids and staff is super friendly and professional!!!

Nicole Irene

Just had my consultation and was absolutely blown away by everything. The staff is so friendly and reassuring. I received a tour of the office (how often does that happen)? They provide a brushing station, coffee/water, snacks, a spot to use a provided tablet or play video games for anyone who comes with to your appointments and has to wait. My biggest worry was that I was going to be told I didn’t need it or if I did I wouldn’t be able to afford it. They are so flexible and willing to work with you and your situation. AND you get rewards for the simplest tasks. I know Ive only had my consultation but I’m feeling pretty confident that this will be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Stop your search for an orthodontist and come here. You WONT be disappointed. �

Kimberly Wiley

They are wonderful my husband went to Hurley and Volk and my daughter just started yesterday. They were amazing with her and made her feel so special. The have awesome incentives for the kids to motivate them to do well with their braces and make it a very positive experience. Carissa Mingo (Reghan is the patient)

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