“As long as I can remember I have always wanted to be an orthodontist. At the age of 12, I vividly remember how my own orthodontic treatment transformed my smile from something I was embarrassed about, to a smile that gave me great confidence and happiness. In becoming an orthodontist myself, I can now pass along such rewarding experiences to my patients. I value the personal relationship created with each and every patient. I am very passionate about orthodontics and look forward to being part of the team at Brinley Orthodontics.”
Dr. Jaclyn Kostelac grew up in Belleville, IL where she attended Althoff Catholic High School. In 2007, Dr. Kostelac received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she obtained a Master of Science in neurobiology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Dr. Kostelac then moved to Los Angeles, CA to attend dental school at the University of Southern California, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2014. Upon graduation from USC, Dr. Kostelac was fortunate to be selected into the orthodontic program at Saint Louis University. After 30 months of training, Dr. Kostelac received a specialty certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry.
Dr. Kostelac is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, and the California Dental Association. She has successfully completed the written portion of the American Board of Orthodontics.
In her free time, Dr. Kostelac enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking fitness classes, being outdoors, and traveling.