About Us:

The Nudera Orthodontic team shares a common goal to provide the highest level of orthodontic treatment in a professional, caring and fun environment for patients of all ages. Drs. James Nudera and Robert Nudera always place their patient’s needs as their top priority.

We are dedicated to providing outstanding service to you and your family. Nudera Orthodontics offers a variety of corrective care options for kids, teens, and adults. Ask us about:

Damon® System and Damon Clear™ braces
Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™ clear aligners
Insignia™ custom brackets
iTero® Digital Impressions
AcceleDent® Aura

We invite you to contact us at our South Elgin dental office our or Elmwood Park dental office to set up your complimentary consultation so you can see our dedication to creating beautiful new smiles!

Nudera Orthodontics provides quality orthodontics to South Elgin, Saint Charles, Elgin, Bartlett, Elmwood Park, Oak Park, Melrose Park, Franklin Park and all surrounding Illinois communities.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Robert Nudera grew up in Aurora and attended high school at Marmion Academy. His formal education began at Creighton University in Omaha, NE for his undergraduate degree. He continued on to the University of Illinois Chicago for his dental training, earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Nudera completed his General Practice Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL before returning to the University of Illinois Chicago for his orthodontic training and Master of Science degree. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Nudera is involved in various continuing education programs, ranging from Damon® and Invisalign® programs to AAO lectures and local dental study clubs. His many hours of continuing education keeps him up-to-date with the most current treatment techniques, modalities, and technologies in the fields of not only orthodontics but also in dentistry as a whole.

Professional Affiliations
American Board of Orthodontists
American Association of Orthodontists
Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
Illinois Society of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Society
Chicago Dental Society
Fox River Valley Dental Society
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

Outside the Office

Dr. Nudera currently lives in Northbrook, IL with his wife, Lina, and their two sons R.J. and Luke. When he’s not at work, Dr. Nudera enjoys spending as much time with his family as possible, especially doing outdoor activities such as running, biking, and skiing. In the evenings, he can also be found lost in a good book.

Dr. James Nudera grew up in Aurora and attended high school at Marmion Academy. His formal education began at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He continued on to dental school, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry from the University of Illinois Chicago, as well as his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. While still at the University of Illinois Chicago, Dr. Nudera completed his orthodontic training and Master’s degree in Oral Science. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.

In order to stay up-to-date on current techniques and be aware of future advances in both product development and future orthodontic techniques, Dr. Nudera continues his education through courses in Invisalign® and the Damon® System, as well as through participation in local study clubs. This gives him the opportunity to collaborate on current cases and future treatments in all facets of the dental and orthodontic fields.

Professional Affiliations
American Board of Orthodontists
American Association of Orthodontists
Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
Illinois Society of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Society
Chicago Dental Society
Fox River Valley Dental Society
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

Outside the Office
Dr. Nudera currently resides in St. Charles, about five minutes from our South Elgin office location, with his wife, Kim, and two daughters, Kaitlyn and Kelsey. His leisure time is spent with his family, though he does enjoy a round or two of golf!

Meet Our Staff

My career in dentistry began in 1989, and I recently joined our South Elgin office where I assist our doctors, work with patients, and create impressions. I love taking care of patients and making them feel comfortable. It is always a sight to see the beautiful smiles on their faces!

I live with my husband, two children, and two dogs. In my free time I enjoy going for walks, playing softball, making jewelry, and spending time with friends and family.

I assist Dr's. Jim and Bob while working with patients in the clinic. I love helping to create beautiful smiles! It is an incredible feeling when we take the braces off and discover a new smile!

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I live in Elgin with my husband and daughter.

I work alongside Dr's. Bob and Jim with patient care, as well as by taking impressions and ordering supplies. I love making people smile, so working in orthodontics is a perfect fit for me! Everyone in our office is so fun and caring, and we all work as a team to create awesome smiles for each patient we treat. I really enjoy working with patients and being part of creating their new smile.

After graduating from Illinois State University, I was in the graphic design field for many years. With the support of my husband, I decided to change careers. I came to dentistry with a passion for helping people. Orthodontics is such a fun and rewarding field. I enjoy assisting our doctors with orthodontic procedures. It’s an amazing experience to watch how we can transform our patients’ smiles. Everyone in our office is warm and caring which makes it easy to come to work each day!

I work at the front desk at our South Elgin location where I schedule appointments and assist patients both in person and over the phone. I handle all aspects of insurance, including verifying insurance coverage and processing claims. I enjoy interacting with people so working here is a perfect fit! The best part of working at Nudera Orthodontics is seeing our patient's transformation throughout their treatment.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters!! We enjoy spending time outdoors or just lounging at home watching movies.

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I help our patients through the process of orthodontics by assisting Drs. Jim and Bob with patient care, as well as by taking X-rays and making lingual retainers and study models. When patients are nervous about getting braces, I always reassure them that the end result is worth it! Seeing their smiles and hearing a simple “thank you” can really make my day. I’ve learned so much in the past 12 years I’ve worked here and am very grateful to be a part of this team.

At home, I enjoy spending time with my husband, three children, and one granddaughter.

I wear many hats in our office. I can be found working at the front desk, treatment coordinating, setting up financial plans, processing monthly billing, interfacing with our many dental partners, and marketing our office to the community. While I am new to this practice, I have been in the field of orthodontics for many years. I really enjoy working with all of our patients and our team to help create beautiful smiles!

I have a bachelor’s degree in marketing/management from Columbia College Missouri. Previously, I worked in sales/account management before transitioning into orthodontics. I began my orthodontic career in California as a treatment coordinator and soon fell in the love with the field. Now that I have moved back to Illinois I am thrilled to be part of the Nudera Team. I live in Woodstock with my husband and two children. In our free time, we enjoy snow skiing, water skiing and wakeboarding, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Front Desk

I look forward to welcoming our patients every day at the front desk with a smile! I find helping our patients make appointments, answer the phones or other questions about treatment to be very rewarding. It is a great feeling watching a patient who has just finished with their orthodontic treatment leave with newfound confidence and a beautiful smile!

When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family in the Lincoln Park area and playing with my puppy Montgomery.

I am happy to meet and greet new patients and parents as I assist Dr's. Jim and Bob with initial consultation appointments. I am here to help our patients understand their treatment plan, schedule, and financial estimates. I love watching the transformation of each of our patient’s beautiful, new smile. Each person is so unique and I want them to have a great experience in our office! Many of our patients have become so much more than that; we’re a family here!

I’m originally from Idaho, and have lived in the Bartlett area with my family for 17 years and consider it home now. Outside of work, I enjoy biking, playing the piano and spending time with my three wonderful children. I also enjoy my volunteer work with area church youth groups.

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