We understand that you have a choice of orthodontist in the Crystal Lake area, and we appreciate your consideration. At Fox River Orthodontics, we can assure you that you’ll feel confident in our ability to meet all of your expectations. We work closely with each patient in coordinating treatment plans that are specific to your individual needs and goals.

Our friendly and experienced staff does everything possible to make your visit as pleasant as possible by creating a comfortable experience combined with quality, compassionate care. Our doctor has completed extensive treatment in the field of orthodontics and pursues continuing education to stay current of the latest techniques and treatments.

Dr. Torres-Gorena

Dr. Torres-Gorena earned her dental degree in Bolivia, her home country. After moving to the United States, she completed her Master degree and clinical certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Indiana University in 2008. She also completed a post-graduate fellowship in Craniofacial and Surgical Orthodontics at Indiana University and Riley Hospital for Children.

After graduation, Dr. Torres-Gorena accepted a teaching position at the Indiana University Orthodontic Program. In 2011, Dr Torres-Gorena became board certified with the American Board of Orthodontics, as a demonstration of her own pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.

In 2013, Dr Torres-Gorena relocated to Crystal Lake to continue her passion for patient care in orthodontics. Along with her husband and daughter, they have decided to call Crystal Lake home.

Professional Memberships
American Association of Orthodontists |
College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics |
American Dental Association |
Illinois State Dental Society |
McHenry County Dental Society |

Outside the office
When not at work, Dr. Torres-Gorena loves being with her family and exploring her new home area. She loves to go camping, watching a good movie, or taking a long walk downtown. She also enjoys reading a good book, cooking new recipes, and knitting.

Front desk

Tara Haynes has worked as appointment coordinator since March 2015. She resides in Cary and likes to spend the weekends with family and friends.

Diane Watton 
is our financial coordinator since April 2014. She resides in Volo with her husband and dog. She likes to spend time with her family whenever she has a free day.


Tammy Dewitt 
has been with the practice for more than five years. She has two children and has lived in McHenry for 17 years. She loves working in the orthodontic field because it gives her the opportunity to build a long term relationship with our patients and watching their smiles become more beautiful!

Carrie Atkinson fabricates all beautiful appliances and retainers for our patients. She has been in the orthodontic field for over 25 years. She lives in Crystal Lake and is married to Jim and the proud mom of Dave.