Expertise.com Homepage

2024

Last updated:

Best Orthodontists in Phoenix, AZ

Our Recommended Top 17

We did the research for you!

  • Licensing
  • User Reviews
  • Mystery Shopping Calls

Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Phoenix Orthodontists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

386Reviewed

238Curated

17Top Picks

Learn about our selection process.

Providers

featured provider = Featured Provider

2632 South 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
4.9 (387)
Facebook
4.9 (362)
Yelp
4.0 (21)

Why choose this provider?

Situated in three locations in the Greater Phoenix area, E&S Orthodontics has been operating since 2005. Its team of orthodontists offers different types of braces including traditional, invisalign, and insignia custom braces. Offering virtual consultations, the team also helps patients with smile improvement treatment services involving tooth and gum shaping, teeth whitening, and sleep apnea. E&S Orthodontics gives back to the community by providing college scholarships to some of their patients.

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
4.9 (347)
Yelp
4.5 (45)
Facebook
5.0 (36)

Why choose this provider?

At Scottsdale Orthodontic Care, people from all over the Phoenix Metro can receive dental and orthodontic care. Dr. Grob is a longtime veteran of the dental profession, working for 25 years at a Tucson practice before selling that clinic and relocating to Scottsdale. Notably, Dr. Grob formerly served as the President of the Southern Arizona Dental Society, and he has taught orthodontics and prosthodontics at his alma mater, the Marquette University School of Dentistry.

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Yelp
4.0 (23)

Why choose this provider?

At Seuss Orthodontics, Dr. Payam Owtad helps patients from all over the Phoenix Metro who are seeking orthodontic care. Dr. Owtad, who has received certifcation from the American Board of Orthodontics, is a member of the American Dental Association, the World Federation of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Oral Biologists. His clinic is located in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
5.0 (295)
Facebook
4.9 (136)
Yelp
4.5 (69)

Why choose this provider?

Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, based in Scottsdale, is an orthodontic clinic serving patients of all ages. In addition to the team of adult orthodontic specialists, Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry has a team of doctors who exclusively practice pediatric dentistry. Dr. Richard Chaet, Dr. Danielle Goldstein, Dr. Julie Anfinson, and Dr. Timothy Wilson have all received board certification from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, which is extremely rare.

Phoenix, AZ 85054

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Yelp
4.5 (29)

Why choose this provider?

At Santucci Orthodontics, Phil Santucci, DDS, MS provides locals young and old with Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and other orthodontic care options. The Phoenix Metro practice's owner and sole practitioner, Dr. Santucci, received his DDS from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association. Additionally, he has earned fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, International College of Dentists, and the Academy of Dentistry International.

Phoenix, AZ 85014

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
5.0 (357)
Facebook
5.0 (100)

Why choose this provider?

Dunn Orthodontics, in Phoenix, is an orthodontic private practice led by Matthew Dunn, DDS, MS, and Courtney Dunn, DDS, MS. Each of the two staff orthodontists has received board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics. Additionally, they are both graduates of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and members of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.

Phoenix, AZ 85054

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Yelp
5.0 (22)

Why choose this provider?

Murphy Orthodontics accepts clients from Phoenix and its suburbs who are seeking orthodontic treatment options. Dr, Chris Murphy, the clinic's founder, was born and raised in the Phoenix Metro area, and he received his DDS from the University of the Pacific Dental School before going on to earn his Master's in Orthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Notably, Dr. Murphy has received board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics.

Phoenix, AZ 85050

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Yelp
4.5 (13)

Why choose this provider?

North Valley Orthodontics, centered in Phoenix, gives orthodontic care to people from all over the city and the surrounding areas. Dr. Alyssa Levin, who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario, has written research articles for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Levin is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists as well as the American Dental Association.

Phoenix, AZ 85015

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
4.9 (169)
Facebook
5.0 (142)
Yelp
4.5 (8)

Why choose this provider?

Blue Orthodontics gives orthodontic treatment options to patients from Phoenix and nearby cities. Dr. Dan Blue is a graduate of the Baylor College of Dentistry who received certification in orthodonture from the University of Nevada. He is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the American Association of Orthodontists.

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
5.0 (69)
Yelp
5.0 (9)

Why choose this provider?

With offices in Glendale, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, Great Big Smiles Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatments to people all over the greater Phoenix community. Dr. Michael Bowen, the clinic's owner, is a graduate of the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Later, Dr. Bowen went on to earn a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Phoenix, AZ 85028

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
4.9 (63)
Facebook
5.0 (24)
Yelp
3.5 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Dickerson Orthodontics, located in Phoenix, helps patients from all over the city and the surrounding areas. Dr. Todd E. Dickerson is an alumnus of the Baylor College of Dentistry, and a member of the Schulman Study Group. Additionally, he is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists.

Goodyear, AZ 85395

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
5.0 (354)
Facebook
4.8 (133)
Yelp
5.0 (9)

Why choose this provider?

Hilgers Orthodontics, based in Goodyear, is the private practice of Phoenix Metro orthodontist Michael J. Hilgers. Dr. Hilgers received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and then completed a one-year residency and a one-year fellowship at Yale University. He has published multiple articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, including two that were featured on the journal's cover.

Phoenix, AZ 85018

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Yelp
4.0 (15)

Why choose this provider?

Budd Orthodontics PLLC, in Phoenix, helps patients from throughout the city as well as its suburbs. Leading the practice is Dr. Budd, a graduate of the University of California San Francisco's dental program. His research has been published in the International Journal of Endodontics, and he is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association.

Phoenix, AZ 85035

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
4.9 (216)
Facebook
5.0 (183)
Yelp
4.5 (16)

Why choose this provider?

Rusty Jones DDS, Orthodontics is a Phoenix-based orthodontic clinic, serving patients from all over the city and its suburbs. Rustin W. Jones DDS, who owns and leads the clinic, graduated from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 2005, and completed an orthodontic residency at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in 2007. Dr. Jones is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics.

Phoenix, AZ 85033
Website

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Facebook
4.8 (24)

Why choose this provider?

Hollywood Orthodontics is a Phoenix Metro area orthodontic practice where individuals and families can receive pediatric and adult treatments. Dr. Morris, a graduate of the Creighton Dental School, works with a team of assistants and technicians to provide Invisalign and other forms of cosmetic treatment, including traditional metal braces and ceramic braces.

Attorney Information

Attorney NameBar StatusExperience
John Morris - MemberActive30 yrs

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
5.0 (168)
Facebook
5.0 (76)
Yelp
4.5 (12)

Why choose this provider?

OoLi Valley Orthodontics is a Phoenix orthodontic clinic where Dr. W.W. Jonathan Park has been helping local patients since 2001. An alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania's dental program, Dr. Park is one of the few orthodontists in the U.S. to have received board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics. He is a member of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Damon Study Club. Additionally, he is a certified Invisalign provider.

Phoenix, AZ 85051

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
4.0 (166)
Yelp
4.0 (9)
Facebook
4.9 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Premier Orthodontics, in Phoenix, gives orthodontic care to people from throughout the area who are seeking teeth alignment and other cosmetic treatments. Care options include appliances from Invisalign, AcceleDent, Damon Smile, and iTero. The practice, owned by brothers Dr. Dustin Coles and Dr. Tyler Coles, provides same-day service from numerous offices in and around Phoenix.

Compare our Top Orthodontists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
E&S Orthodontics
2632 South 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043
Scottsdale Orthodontic Care
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Seuss Orthodontics
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Santucci Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Dunn Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Murphy Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ 85054
North Valley Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Blue Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Great Big Smiles Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Dickerson Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Hilgers Orthodontics
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Budd Orthodontics PLLC
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Rusty Jones DDS, Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ 85035
Hollywood Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ 85033
OoLi Valley Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Premier Orthodontics
Phoenix, AZ 85051

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Dentistry is a broad type of medical specialty that focuses on the care and treatment of the mouth, gums, throat, and overall oral care. An orthodontist is a type of dentist that specializes in fixing misaligned teeth, jaw alignment, and bite patterns. One way to distinguish between the two is that all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. In their lifetime, everyone should regularly see a dentist. However, only people with specific dental problems will need to see an orthodontist.

  • What is an orthodontist?

    An orthodontist is a specialty dentist who receives advanced training to diagnose and treat overbites, overcrowded mouths, misaligned teeth and jaws, and occlusions. After diagnosing the issue, an orthodontist will recommend a treatment course that may include surgery, braces, retainers, tooth removal, and more. An orthodontist receives more training than a general dentist to become an expert in their specific field of dentistry.

  • Are orthodontists doctors?

    Yes, all dentists are doctors of oral health. Dentists receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree or a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS). As orthodontists are a type of dentist, they qualify as a doctor.

  • What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

    A dentist treats a wide variety of issues. An orthodontist is a specialist who has received extra training to focus on one aspect of dentistry — teeth and jaw alignment. An orthodontist has all the training the dentist has and could drop orthodontics and practice general dentistry. In comparison, a dentist would need to have the additional education to become an orthodontist. 

  • What does an orthodontist do?

    People go to an orthodontist when they have teeth or jaw abnormalities. An orthodontist treats:

    • Crooked teeth
    • Crowded teeth
    • Overly spaced teeth
    • Bite alignment issues, such as an overbite or an underbite
    • Jaw misalignment
    • Facial symmetry issues
    The orthodontist's objective is to improve the patient's teeth so they have a straight and functioning smile that allows them to speak, eat, and look normal.

  • Do you have to be referred to an orthodontist?

    Most orthodontists today don’t require a referral to book a consultation appointment with a new patient. However, you may wish to get a referral from your dentist to get a recommendation. If you’re hoping to get your orthodontic care covered by insurance, your insurance may require a referral. Contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage and details.

  • Do orthodontists keep retainer molds?

    People often lose or break their retainer. If that happens, they’ll need to visit their orthodontist and pay for a new retainer. Luckily, since orthodontists know this happens so frequently, most keep retainer molds on file to get a new one made for you immediately.