Dr. Ara Goshgarian, DDS

Dr. Ara Goshgarian, DDS

Orthodontics  ·  

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Dr. Ara Goshgarian, DDS is an orthodontics practitioner in Lake Forest, IL and has been practicing for 30 years. He practices orthodontics and orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics.Read his story

Goshgarian Orthodontics, LLC

1400 N Western Ave

Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • UniCare
  • United Concordia

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Dr. Goshgarian's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Goshgarian "I feel privileged to participate in an important aspect of a person’s healthcare. It has been a continued honor to provide high-quality orthodontic care and be involved in my patients’ lives for the past 20 years. In addition, it is a tremendous blessing to be a second-generation orthodontist in my family and to be able to continue the legacy that my father, Dr. Robert Goshgarian, started with this practice many years ago.?A Lake Forest, Illinois native, I graduated from Lake Forest High School and continued on to Carroll College for my Bachelor of Science degree. My dental education was completed at the University of Illinois, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, after which I completed my General Practice Residency at Loyola University Hospital System. I stayed on at Loyola University, attending the College of Dentistry for my Orthodontic Residency.?I strongly believe ongoing learning and training gives our patients the most up-to-date treatment available and the best care. I attend over 60 hours of continuing education annually, far exceeding the requirements to retain my license.?Additionally, I help set up continuing education meetings for other orthodontists on a state/regional level to help them learn. I am an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Illinois Society of Orthodontists (Past President), and the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists (Executive Officer). Also, I was an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loyola University, for three years."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Goshgarian "Dr. Ara Goshgarian is dedicated to creating outstanding smiles, using the latest technology available. http://www.goshgarianortho.com/"

2  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

16  Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Underbite

26  Procedures

  • AcceleDent™ System
  • Bite Adjustment
  • Clear Ceramic Braces
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Brace
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Incognito™ Invisible Braces
  • Invisalign®
  • Lingual Dental Braces
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Orthodontic Procedures
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontic Aligners
  • Orthodontic Procedures
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Adult
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Early
  • Palatal Expander
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Springs for Braces
  • Surgical Orthodontics
  • Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Illinois
    Medical School | Graduated 1988

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Goshgarian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goshgarian to family and friends
179 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (179)

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Dr. Goshgarian's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Great Doctor. He's very patient with me and always makes me feel like I'm thee more important patient in the room. Thanks to him my teeth are now perfect. I would highly recommend him to others.
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Dr. Goshgarian is kind, nice, friendly and gentle. Great with kids and parents alike. He is conservative and not pushy: this was a welcome change from the other orthodontist I interviewed. My daughter, eleven at the time, actually picked him because of how comfortable he made her feel, even...more
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