About Us | Fornero Orthodontics

About Us

Why Choose Us

Our goal is to provide each patient with the finest orthodontic care in an environment that inspires trust and confidence. Fornero Orthodontics is proud to serve Collinsville, IL and the surrounding Metro East Area. We have a reputation for having a friendly staff that will help you through all of the stages of your orthodontic treatment.   We encourage your questions about treatment and suggestions to help us improve our service to you.

Dr. Fornero has over twenty years of experience treating all types of orthodontic problems and regularly attends continuing education courses in order to become familiar with new techniques. We take pride in staying current with new developments in orthodontics while doing all we can to keep orthodontic treatment affordable.

Our office is conveniently located on Highway 159, just north of Collinsville’s Dorris Intermediate School. We have some weekend and evening appointments available and there is never a fee for the initial exam and consultation. Come in to meet Dr. Fornero and the staff and see how we can help you get that great smile you want.

Meet Dr. Fornero

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Dr. Fornero graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch, in 1987. She then earned her Master’s Degree in Orthodontics from the St. Louis University Department of Orthodontics in 1989. Dr. Fornero began her practice of orthodontics in Belleville and opened her current office in Collinsville in 1993. She has been in the exclusive practice of orthodontics at that location ever since.

Dr. Fornero is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society and the Madison District Dental Society. She is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists and the Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation.

Dr. Fornero resides in Collinsville with her husband, Jeff, and their two children. The family enjoys travel, particularly anything associated with outdoor activities such as hiking and snorkeling.

Our Staff

Chairside Assistants


Brenda and Amy make up our chairside staff. They perform many technical procedures to assist Dr. Fornero in your orthodontic treatment. They also want to help instruct and motivate each patient to participate in reaching their goal – a great smile! They are very experienced, so don’t hesitate to ask their help with anything.

Front Office Staff


Kelly, Lisa and Laurie will assist you with appointments and financial matters. They are helpful, friendly and as dedicated as our assistants to making your orthodontic care go as smoothly as possible.   They want to make every new patient feel comfortable and welcome, so feel free to ask them for any assistance you need.

Our Affiliations

We are proudly affiliated with the following organizations:
American Association of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Association