“I became passionate about orthodontics after having braces myself. I saw firsthand how a great smile can have a huge impact on ones self-esteem and open doors to limitless possibilities. I am fascinated by the art and technology involved with orthodontics and love the relationships it allows me to form with my patients throughout the course of treatment. I want having braces to be a great experience for all in my care.”
Dr. Christine Brinley grew up in Collinsville, IL, and graduated from Collinsville High School in 1997. After studying Biology at Southern Illinois University, Dr. Brinley attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and received her DMD with honors in 2005. She graduated in the top of her dental school class and received numerous academic awards. After dental school, Dr. Brinley was accepted into one of the most prestigious orthodontic programs in the world at Saint Louis University where she received her certificate in orthodontics and Master of Science in dentistry in 2007.
Dr. Brinley has been practicing orthodontics in St. Louis since graduation and has been featured on Fox 2 News, Y98, and in the St. Louis Post Dispatch for her work in orthodontics and generosity in giving back to children in need. Dr. Brinley has received many awards in both dentistry and orthodontics including being named one of the area’s top ten dentists by St. Louis Magazine, and has had articles published in both orthodontic and prosthodontic journals featuring her research.
Dr. Brinley is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Madison County District Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontists, Illinois Society of Orthodontists, and the Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation.
In her free time, Dr. Brinley enjoys spending time with her husband Michal, their two children, and the family’s two lovable dogs. Her hobbies include biking the Madison County trails, travel, and decorating.
Dr. Brinley, Dr. Kostelac, and Dr. Kim are your experienced Maryville, IL orthodontists. Call our office today to schedule your first appointment!