We Create Beautiful Smiles for All Ages!

Accepting New Patients Daily

Smile! You're in good hands.

We would like to welcome you to our office. We take great satisfaction in helping you achieve a great smile and maintain optimal oral health. We have been providing excellence in orthodontics with extensive knowledge and extensive experience in a warm, caring, and fun office in Bloomington-Normal for over 25 years. Throughout our virtual office, you will find an abundance of information about our practice and the procedures that we provide, including Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and the most up to date techniques and treatment options from the Orthodontic Department - University of Illinois College of Dentistry - Chicago, Illinois.

Creating Confidence With Smiles,
Benefits That Last a Life Time!

We think of our office as a family, and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients.

We make Beautiful Smiles a Reality. We look forward to seeing you at your

Free Initial Orthodontic Evaluation!

Call Now! 309-662-3355

"Nice People, Treating Nice People”

Proudly serving: Bloomington , Normal , Leroy

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Meet the Doctor

  • William K. VanderWaal. D.D.S.

    Dr. VanderWaal graduated as valedictorian in his class from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago and teaches one day a week at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry Orthodontic Department in Chicago.  Prior to studying at University of Illinois College of Dentistry, he attended Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.  Dr. VanderWaal has over 25 years of experience and loves his patients, his staff, and his work!


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Thank you so much for all you've done for our family. We have loved having you for our orthodontist!"
    Connie D.
  • "Yes, I had a great experience! I get compliments all the time, and I love my new smile!"
    Kelly C.
  • "Dr. VanderWaal and his staff are always friendly and smiling. He turned the mess in my mouth into a beautiful smile that I am very proud of."
    Heather N.
  • "Julia's teeth look great! Dr. VanderWaal is an awesome orthodontist!"
    Jim M.
  • "Dr. VanderWaal does amazing work, and he has surrounded himself with an excellent staff that makes the office a warm fun place."
    Kayla B.

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  • Scaling and Root Planing

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VanderWaal Orthodontic Specialists


9:00 am-1:00 pm (Business Office Only)


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-1:00 pm


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