For Hinsdale resident Dr. Rohini Mathrani, medicine runs in the family.
“I grew up in the Western Suburbs with my parents and my brother and sister,” Mathrani says. “They all ended up becoming physicians, so I always had an interest in health care growing up and gravitated toward the health sciences.”
Mathrani, who grew up in Wheaton and attended Wheaton- Warrenville South High School, attended Northwestern University for her undergraduate degree and University of Illinois-Chicago for dental and orthodontics school, where she completed her residency.
“I always had an interest in dentistry, particularly because a couple of my uncles were dentists. I went and observed them, and I really enjoyed how dentistry was so hands on and patient focused,” Dr. Mathrani says. “By my third year of dental school, I rotated through the orthodontic department and that’s when I knew I wanted to be an orthodontist.”
Dr. Mathrani started her career in New York City, along with her husband who was starting his law career. Five years and two kids later, the family made its way back to the Western Suburbs of Chicago to be closer to family.
She initially worked for large practices in a corporate setting, but over time felt that she became disillusioned and developed a desire to open her own practice.
“I felt like the appointments were always rushed and resulted in a lower quality of care and less time interacting with patients. I loved orthodontics, but I was ready to do it my way,” she says. At her practice, Spring Orthodontics in Western Springs, which opened its doors in 2018, she feels she has the freedom to design a better patient experience.
“I really like how I can spend a lot of time with my patients and do things my way. I’m able to have my own systems in place, use the materials that I want, and I own the equipment,” Dr. Mathrani
says. “This allows me to get a better result.”
She also has the freedom to create her own team, which helps shape the experience she wants to provide for patients. “One of the things that sets us apart is that we have a great team. Everyone who works here really values patient care and goes above and beyond to do the most for our patients,” she says. “Because we’re more of a boutique practice, we’re able to be with patients every step in their journey with us. We also have the time to communicate with the patients and their families.”
Spring Orthodontics treats children of all ages, as well as adults.
“We see a lot of kids, teenagers, and adults. I like that variety. We do everything from early orthodontics to aligners and braces for both adults and teenagers,” she says.
Some new technology Dr. Mathrani is using includes a scanner that eliminates the need for impressions.
“We have an inter-oral scanner so we no longer need those impressions that patients gag on,” she says. “It’s been a gamechanger for us, and it makes the patient’s experience so much more pleasant.”
Dr. Mathrani’s expert training and personalized care ensures Spring Orthodontics’ patients are in good hands.
Spring Orthodontics is located at 800 Hillgrove Avenue, Suite 200, in Western Springs, 708-505-2525, westernspringsorthodontist.com.