Meet Your Cincinnati Family Orthodontist

Family Orthodontist
Family Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Jim Thacker

After a wonderful experience with a friendly orthodontist as a child, Dr. Jim Thacker knew he wanted to provide that kind of personable, individualized care himself someday.


His commitment to creating healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime began a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio State University in 1978, followed by his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1982.

Upon completion of a two-year graduate residency, he was awarded his degree in Orthodontics from Boston University in 1984.

Meet Dr. MaryEvan Thacker Hellebusch

As an orthodontist, Dr. MaryEvan loves creating positive change in her patients’ lives by giving them a beautiful, healthier smile.

She knows that orthodontic treatment can be challenging, whether you’re a tween, teen, or adult. Knowing that each patient feels welcomed, understood, and part of a team is important to Dr. MaryEvan.

She’s excited to come to work each day knowing she’ll be working with her patients towards the end goal of a great smile.

Comprehensive Orthodontic Care for All Ages at Thacker Orthodontics in Cincinnati

Thacker Orthodontics is committed to making top-quality orthodontic care accessible to everyone in Cincinnati and Hillsboro. We take pride in offering a complete spectrum of orthodontic solutions, including both braces and Invisalign, to cater to the unique needs of children, teenagers, and adults.

Orthodontics for Cincinnati's Younger Patients

Ensuring optimal oral health for your child involves more than just clean teeth; it's crucial that their teeth and jaws align correctly to form a healthy bite. Surprisingly for many, the American Association of Orthodontists advises an orthodontic evaluation by age 7. At this stage, we can identify and address emerging issues while your child still has their primary teeth. This early assessment might reveal no need for immediate treatment, or it could lead to early intervention, depending on your child's specific dental development.

Tailored Orthodontic Solutions for Cincinnati Teens

Initiating treatment early can significantly influence the development of your child's jaw and teeth, potentially reducing the overall treatment duration. Teens often inquire about the duration of wearing braces. While there's no universal timeframe, as each orthodontic case is unique, our goal at Thacker Orthodontics is to ensure your teen achieves their most beautiful and lasting smile. Modern braces have evolved to be more compact, stylish, and comfortable than those of previous generations, offering a variety of designs, materials, and colors.

Today's teens also have more choices than ever. Beyond traditional metal braces, they can opt for clear, ceramic braces that blend more seamlessly with their teeth for a subtler look. For those seeking an even less conspicuous option, clear aligners like Invisalign are available. These aligners progressively straighten teeth using a series of transparent, removable trays, offering a wire-free orthodontic solution.

Orthodontic Care for Adults in Cincinnati

Orthodontic treatment is increasingly popular among adults, with about one in five patients being over 18. Many adults decide to undergo orthodontic treatment later in life to improve their oral health and boost their self-esteem. Some adults may also seek treatment to refine previous orthodontic work. At Thacker Orthodontics, we understand that adults have distinct dental needs and require a different level of attention and care. We're dedicated to providing each patient with the most suitable treatment in a welcoming and comfortable setting.

Begin your journey to a perfect smile with Thacker Orthodontics. Whether you're a child, teen, or adult, we're here to offer you the best orthodontic care in Cincinnati. Schedule your consultation today and take the first step towards a healthier, more beautiful smile.