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Two Accomplished Orthodontists With One Common Goal – Helping You Achieve The Smile Of Your Dreams

Are you ready to have a smile that will give you the confidence to achieve your goals at a price you can afford? At Red Ritchey Orthodontics, we are committed to making that dream a reality!

We are proud to offer leading-edge orthodontic treatment that implements all of the latest and greatest technology that create stunning smiles from our six conveniently located Illinois offices. Our highly customized approach to care ensures a personalized, exceptional experience for each and every one of our patients.

Our Doctors


Dr. Alexander E. Ritchey

Dr. Alexander E. Ritchey received his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and completed his dental training at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors and receiving his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. He then completed his orthodontic training with the St. Louis University Orthodontic Program obtaining a Master of Science degree in Dentistry.

Dr. Ritchey and his wife, Sheri, were born and raised in Joliet. Their plan after completing school was to return home to Joliet to raise their children close to family. Knowing that Joliet was where Dr. Ritchey wanted to practice, he began investigating opportunities in the area. In 2003, Dr. Ritchey had the opportunity to join Dr. Richard Renwick’s practice. Then in 2004, Dr. Ritchey purchased Dr. Renwick’s Joliet and Morris practices allowing Dr. Ritchey to make the Joliet area his practice home.

Dr. Ritchey and his wife Sheri have three children, Rylee, Caden, and Piper. Their dedication to their children and their children’s activities helps keep the demands of practice ownership in perspective. When the opportunity arrives, Dr. Ritchey enjoys running, boating, golfing, and watching his children compete in gymnastics, volleyball and track.

Both Dr. Ritchey and Sheri are actively involved in community activities as well. For example, Sheri is very active with the Joliet Junior Women’s Club and has served as President as well as many other offices for JJWC. Dr. Ritchey has served on the board for the George Werden Buck Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Joliet and is active in the Will County Dental Society. He has served several terms as a delegate to the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), a member of the ISDS public relation committee, and President of WCDS for 2011-2013. Dr. Ritchey provides orthodontic care to underserved individuals through Smiles Changes Lives and the Illinois Donated Orthodontic Services Program. Additionally, he is proud to support local school fundraisers, sports teams, and other activities his patients are involved in.


Dr. Clarence J. Red, III

Dr. Clarence J. Red, III grew up in New Lenox and Joliet, Illinois. As a youth Dr. Red was surrounded by dentistry, orthodontics and nursing. Dr Red’s father Clarence Red Jr. practiced orthodontics in Joliet and Morris, Illinois for over 30 years. His mother, Una, was a midwife and a RN at Cook County Hospital and a volunteer nurse at the Will County Medical Clinic. It was during Dr. Red’s formative years that he became interested in pursuing a career in orthodontics as a way to help people in need.

Dr. Red attended grade school and middle school in New Lenox, attending Cherry Hill, Caroline Bentley and Oakview Junior High. As a high school student he attended Culver Military Academy in Indiana, but ultimately graduated from Joliet Catholic High School. As a teenager, Dr Red was a standout swimmer in Illinois and was eligible for numerous swimming scholarships. Rather then accepting an athletic scholarship, Dr. Red chose to attend Xavier University of Louisiana where he could focus his attention on academics. At Xavier University, Dr. Red excelled in academics, fraternity life and research. Dr. Red was published in Chemical Physics Letters for the research of “Zintyl Phase Materials Effect on Semi and Super Conductors.”

It was in dental school, at Loyola University of Chicago and Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry where Dr. Red furthered his interest in orthodontics. Dr. Red was fortunate to graduate second in his dental school class. This allowed him to be accepted as one of five residents at the prestigious Case Western Reserve University Dental School Department of Orthodontics in Cleveland, Ohio in 1995. Dr Red gained expertise and appreciation of growth and development at the Bolton- Brush Growth Study Center, which is a research collection that comprises the world’s most extensive source of longitudinal human growth data.

In addition to Dr. Red’s passion for orthodontics and growth and development he has focused much of his professional energy in helping others who are in need or disadvantaged. He frequently participates in dental, orthodontic and church mission trips. He has participated in mission work with Angel House Orphanage and Secondary School in Tarime, Tanzania, and St Jude Hospital St. Lucia West Indies and First Presbyterian Church of Joliet.

Dr. Red met his wife Linzette in Nashville, Tennessee while attending Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry. They have been married for over 20 years and reside in Joliet, Illinois with their two children Summer and Morgan and their dog Izzy. They frequently volunteer in the community and are active

Our Team


Meet Our Talented Team

Dr. Red and Dr. Ritchey combined their orthodontic practices and their respective staff into one friendly, dedicated family focused solely on YOU and making your experience at Red & Ritchey Orthodontics wonderful from start to finish. Each and every one of our team members is highly trained and experienced in their roles, and we all strive daily to provide a fun atmosphere and stellar service to the patients that come through our doors. Most of our team members have more than eight years orthodontic experience at our offices, many have been part of our practices for anywhere from 10 – 20 years. We ensure that all of our staff remains up to speed in the latest orthodontic technology and advances by making continuing education courses and seminars part of their roles. Our staff is here to guide you every step of the way on the path towards your best smile!

Our Philosophy

Our Patient Pledge To You:

  • To provide a fun and engaging office experience
  • To consistently meet and exceed your expectations throughout orthodontic treatment
  • To provide state-of-the-art orthodontic care utilizing the best materials and technology available
  • To leave you with a beautiful, functional smile that will last a lifetime

Our Community

Drs. Red & Ritchey both consider community involvement and philanthropy a top priority in both their professional and personal lives, and they are proud to invest in the communities they serve through supporting our communities through sponsorships and donations to local schools and non-profit organizations that include:

  • Coal City High School
  • Wilmington High School
  • Lincolnway Central High School
  • Joliet Township High School
  • Providence Catholic High School
  • Joliet Catholic High School
  • Minooka High School
  • Plainfield Central High School
  • Plainfield East High School
  • Plainfield North High School
  • Joliet Montessori School
  • Troy Consolidated Schools
  • Joliet Jaguar Hockey
  • Troy Titans Schoool Baseball Team
  • WBSA Nationals Baseball Team
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Belusa Volleyball Club
  • UNO Volleyball Club
  • Joliet Jets Swim Team
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Cathedral Childrens Choir
  • Catholic Charities
  • Holly Club
  • Ice Gym
  • St. Rose School
  • Illinois Ambush Youth Basketball
  • Easter Seals
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Autism Speaks
  • YMCA
  • Angel House Orphanage, Tanzania Africa
  • Angel House Secondary School, Tanzania Africa
  • St. Jude Hospital, St. Lucia
  • Case Western Reserve University, Mark and Susan Hans Foundation
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

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