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Best Orthodontists in Tulsa, OK

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Tulsa, OK 74105

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5.0 (43)

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Drs. Shannon & Shannon is an orthodontics practice in Tulsa and South Sheridan that serves children and adults. The clinic is managed by a father-and-son team, and it deals with teeth and jaw problems like protruding or “buck” teeth, and underbite or “bulldog” teeth. The solutions offered include conventional braces, auxiliary devices, Invisalign® plastic trays, and the SureSmile® system. The clinic offers complimentary initial visits and exams.

Tulsa, OK 74114

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4.8 (193)
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4.5 (3)

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Emerson Orthodontics is a practice in Tulsa and Broken Arrow that helps patients achieve optimum oral health and a confident smile. The clinic is managed by a husband-and-wife team, and it is one of a very few orthodontics practices in Oklahoma that provide the Incognito™ system and other hidden orthodontic treatments.

Broken Arrow, OK 74012

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4.8 (406)

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Dr. James Owens is a pediatric dentist in Broken Arrow, who also deals with orthodontic issues of children and early adolescents. The clinic provides early intervention services to prevent problems like bad bites, and it uses fixed or removable appliances that will help reduce the length of wearing braces. The clinic utilizes state-of-the-art technology, such as low-radiation digital X-ray machines, to ensure the highest level of dental care for the young patients.

Tulsa, OK 74114

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4.9 (103)

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Vroome is an orthodontics practice in Tulsa and Muskogee that fixes the alignment of teeth and corrects jaw problems. The clinic provides a range of orthodontic appliances, including self-litigating braces, clear aligners, retainers, and palatal expanders to address specific issues and suit each patient's lifestyle. The office has a coffee bar and a game room to entertain patients and their guardians, and it welcomes requests for a complimentary consultation.

Tulsa, OK 74136

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2.0 (5)

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Dr. Robert J. Herman is an orthodontist in Tulsa. Dr. Herman received his post-doctoral training and Master's in Orthodontics degree from the University of Oklahoma, and he served as a US Navy orthodontist, with the rank of lieutenant commander, before entering private practice. The clinic provides treatments that involve the installation of braces, retainers, Invisalign® aligners, and AcceleDent® systems. The clinic also performs orthognathic surgery. The practice also has locations in Henryetta, Pryor, Vinita, and Bartlesville.

Tulsa, OK 74137

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5.0 (342)
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5.0 (36)
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5.0 (3)

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Carletti Dentistry & Associates is a practice in Tulsa and Sapulpa that provides orthodontic services to kids, teens, and adults. The clinic corrects teeth misalignments and jaw problems, and this is by installing appliances like the highly individualized Invisalign® clear aligners and Six Month Smiles® cosmetic braces. The practice offers free initial consultations and an in-house payment plan.

9840 E. 81st street, Tulsa, OK 74133

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (2)

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Wyatt Orthodontics is an orthodontics practice in Tulsa that deals with orthodontic issues with braces and aligners. The types of braces that the clinic offers include mini-metal, clear, and frictionless braces. The practice provides complimentary first visits, and it has other locations in Sand Springs and Claremore.

Tulsa, OK 74135

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5.0 (1)

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Kirkpatrick & Lai Orthodontics is a family-managed practice in Tulsa that has been serving patients for more than 50 years. The clinic offers the Radiance Plus™ invisible braces system made in the United States, to give patients a more esthetically pleasing alternative to the standard stainless steel brackets. The office has other locations in Talequah, Miami, Okmulgee, and Pryor.

Broken Arrow, OK 74012

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5.0 (104)

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Dr. Kevin Duffy is an orthodontist in Broken Arrow, who completed his orthodontic residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. The clinic's services include early treatment, Phase II treatment, adult orthodontics, and surgical orthodontics. The clinic uses metal and ceramic braces, Invisalign® aligners, and other appliances that are proven effective to correct teeth misalignment and bad bites. The practice employs the low-radiation iCAT® 3D digital imaging technology, and it has another location in Owasso.

Bixby, OK 74008

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5.0 (699)
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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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True Smile Orthodontics is a practice in Bixby that is managed by orthodontists who are brothers. The clinic offers a range of solutions to common orthodontic problems, and these include braces, retainers, and custom mouthguards. The practice carries trusted brands like 3M Clarity ceramic braces, Incognito™ lingual braces, and Invisalign® clear aligners. The staff can accommodate inquiries in Spanish and Portuguese.

Tulsa, OK 74135

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1.0 (2)

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The Brace Place is a practice in Tulsa and Claremore that helps patients with their orthodontic needs. The clinic offers early treatment for children aged seven to correct harmful oral habits and prevent conditions like malocclusion. The clinic also provides orthodontic solutions to adolescents and adults, and these solutions include the placement of fixed braces or Invisalign® removable plastic trays to align the teeth. The office has flexible payment plans for full treatments, and it offers free initial visits.

Tulsa, OK 74135

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5.0 (377)
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4.8 (226)
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3.5 (5)

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Tulsa Braces is an orthodontics practice in Tulsa that deals with teeth and jaw issues of adults and children. The clinic has experience in installing appliances like Damon® System and Incognito™ braces, Invisalign® trays, AcceleDent® advanced treatment systems. The clinic also provides retainer care to ensure that the corrected problems stay in place. The office offers flexible payment terms, and it gives discounts to primary and secondary school teachers.

Tulsa, OK 74135

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Henry Orthodontics is a practice in Midtown, South Tulsa, and Bixby that is managed by a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. The clinic provides treatments for common cases like crossbites and crowding, two-phase treatments for children, and adult orthodontic services. The treatment options include Invisalign® aligners, Damon® braces systems, and Empower® self-litigating clips. The office has convenient online payment services, and it accepts most major insurance plans.

Tulsa, OK 74136

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5.0 (119)
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5.0 (56)
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5.0 (4)

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Nowlin Orthodontics is a practice in Tulsa, Glenpool, and Bixby that is managed by a father-and-son team. The father, Dr. Van L. Nowlin, is a past president of the Oklahoma Society of Orthodontists, while the son, Dr. Ryan V. Nowlin, is board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. The clinic's services include placements of braces and other appliances, surgical orthodontics, and orthodontic emergency care. The clinic also offers Invisalign® clear aligners and AcceleDent accelerated-treatment devices.

Tulsa, OK 74104

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3.0 (17)

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Utica Dental is a family and cosmetic dentistry practice in Tulsa that resolves orthodontic issues of children and adults. The clinic has experience in treating crowded or misplaced teeth, protruding jaw or teeth, harmful oral habits, and facial imbalance. The office provides a complimentary consultation, and it offers a $995 discount on orthodontic treatments.

Compare our Top Orthodontists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Drs. Shannon & Shannon
Emerson Orthodontics
Dr. James Owens, D.D.S.
Vroome Orthodontics
Dr. Robert J. Herman
Carletti Dentistry & Associates
Wyatt Orthodontics
9840 E. 81st street, Tulsa, OK 74133
Kirkpatrick & Lai Orthodontics
Kevin Duffy, D.D.S.
True Smile Orthodontics
The Brace Place
Tulsa Braces
Henry Orthodontics
Nowlin Orthodontics
Utica Dental

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.