Straight Ahead
Looking for a healthy, balanced and more beautiful smile only a skilled orthodontist can provide? You are in luck.
by Bill Donahue

Not so long ago, kids would recoil at the sound of a single dreaded word: braces.

For many, the idea of sitting in a dentist’s chair and having brackets affixed to their teeth—usually for what seemed like an indeterminate amount of time—seemed like a strange form of punishment. “You’ll thank us afterward,” parents would say, not that many kids believed it.

Then, something shifted. The technology improved. The options grew. The treatment times sped up. And the stigma of old-school orthodontics faded away. These days, many kids actually look forward to receiving orthodontic treatment in pursuit of a better, straighter, healthier smile. In fact, the turnaround has come full circle: Individuals of all ages, including adults over the age of 65, have embraced orthodontics, everything from traditional bracket-and-wire braces and removable customized trays a la Invisalign to other, even more inventive options.

The American Dental Association describes orthodontics as a dental specialty that includes “the diagnosis, prevention, interception and correction of malocclusion, as well as neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities of the developing or mature orofacial structures.” In other words: a specialty devoted to perfecting a patient’s smile, one carefully orchestrated move at a time.

The Greater Philadelphia Area offers an abundance of dental professionals, including those who specialize in orthodontics, so the phrase embarrassment of riches certainly applies. So how do you choose the “right” orthodontist for you? We are here to help—or, more specifically, our readers are.

We ran a months-long contest on, inviting readers to share their votes regarding the individuals they rely on to perfect their smiles. They delivered. Following you’ll find their orthodontists of choice, along with a select number of editor’s picks based on individuals we’ve featured in past issues—meaning, orthodontists who are known for having an excellent reputation.

We present our 2018 Top Orthodontists.
2018 Top Orthodontists

Dr. Benjamin K. Azizi
Advanced Orthodontic Care of Ambler   
Ambler and Glenside
(215) 646-9515
Dr. Ryan Becker
Becker Orthodontics
Plymouth Meeting and Phoenixville
(484) 928-0299
(484) 679-5187

Dr. Benjamin A. Cassalia 
Dr. Amanda Franks
Benjamin A. Cassalia, D.M.D. 
Chalfont and Ottsville
(215) 822-6320
Dr. Daniel Cassarella
DCO Orthodontic Specialists
(610) 615-3166
Dr. Steven M. Cohen 
Steven M. Cohen, D.M.D., M.S.D. 
(215) 271-8870
Dr. Alexandra DeGeorge
Smile Culture Dental
Fairless Hills and Feasterville
(215) 946-3655
Dr. Steve A. DelliGatti
Dr. Michael Milewski
DelliGatti & Milewski Orthodontics
(215) 283-2440
Dr. Tanja J. de Marsche 
Dr. William Roberts
Roberts & de Marsche Orthodontics 
(215) 655-1845
Dr. Marianna Evans 
Infinity Dental Specialists 
Newtown Square and Glen Mills 
(484) 420-4643
Dr. Catherine Foote 
Foote Orthodontics 
Bryn Mawr and Wayne
(610) 525-6142
Dr. Cathleen George 
Cathleen George, D.M.D., P.C. 
(215) 355-5995
Dr. Frederick Jay Hill
Dr. Debbie Parnes 
Parnes and Hill Phamily Orthodontics 
Paoli and Wayne 
(610) 644-1222
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj 
Mastaj Orthodontics 
Bryn Mawr 
(610) 525-2277
Dr. Anna Morrison 
Heine & Associates Family Dentistry 
(215) 968-4545
Dr. Tejjy M. Thomas
Center City Orthodontics
(215) 800-1495
Dr. Orhan Tuncay 
Rittenhouse Orthodontics 
(215) 772-0775
Dr. Todd M. Welsh 
Bucks County Orthodontics 
(215) 348-9521


Pediatric Orthodontics


Dr. Joshua A. Bresler
Dr. Jason M. Bresler
Dr. Rachel L. Bresler
Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters
Multiple area locations
Dr. Randolph E. Schader 
Newtown Dentistry for Kids/Newtown Orthodontics 
(215) 504-5437
Dr. Patti L. Werther
Ardmore Pediatric Dental Associates
(610) 896-8300