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The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children are seen by age 7

Ortho For Children and Teens

The primary benefit of having an orthodontic evaluation by an orthodontist, by age 7, is the opportunity to monitor development of your child’s teeth.  This allows Dr. John to maximize growth and eruption patterns and treatment options for your child.

Although age 7 is recommended, children age 8-11 can benefit from an orthodontic evaluation by raising awareness of possible future problems that we may need to monitor.

Awareness and a proactive approach today leads to increased treatment options and a more optimal outcome for tomorrow

With our younger Patients, only more severe problems need treatment,
mild issues can wait until the teenage years.

Dr. John recommends the same treatment for your child as his own child

We all want the best for our children – to give them the tools to be confident, successful, healthy and happy. Dr. John is a regional expert in child & teen orthodontics and has had his work published in the American Journal of Orthodontics. More importantly, he is a proud father of four children, two of whom are his Patients as well. When you bring your child to Dr. John, you can be confident that he makes the same treatment recommendations for your child as he does for his own children.

The staff always makes us feel comfortable & welcome. They are very informative on everything and really helped make my 7 year old son feel confident & happy with his new braces.

We don’t feel rushed or like the staff is rushing to get done, they make sure everything is perfect & that we are comfortable while they work!


Braces Patient, Warford Orthodontics

Did You Know?

Only 25% of our Patients
aged 7-9, 
need treatment,
but it’s better to be safe and not sorry.

Schedule Your Complimentary Exam Now

Contrary to popular understanding, you do not need to wait for your family dentist to recognize an orthodontic problem and refer your child for an appointment. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. John today, to learn more and become informed about your child’s orthodontic health.

The Truth About
Invisalign Aligners

With Invisalign Teen clear aligners, you’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing that treatment can be jut as effective and costs about the same as with metal braces. But more importantly, your teen will enjoy a boost of confidence from the very first day of treatment and every day after.

All things considered, the choice is clear.

Unbrace the Truth by taking the first steps towards a confident smile for your teen. Talk to Dr. John at Warford Orthodontics today!

Truth #1

When it comes to wearing metal braces, an overwhelming

92% of teens

feel that it would keep them from fitting in with their peers. It turns out that standing out in the crowd isn’t always a good thing.

Truth #2

Teens wearing Invisalign clear aligners are 2x more likely to have a

boost in self-esteem

while in treatment than teens treated with metal braces. It’s hard to show confidence with a mouth full of metal.



Braces or Invisalign?

Answering the question of which treatment is best for you, your child or teen will require consideration of several factors, including: dental issues and personal preference.

Both Invisalign and Braces have great benefits, and the best way to make a choice is to become informed about your options.

We have written an article below that talks about the different features of both Invisalign and braces.

braces or invisalign

Learn About our
Step-By-Step Process
& What To Expect

If you have questions about what to expect during your treatment and how braces or Invisalign work, you can get the answers you need to make an educated decision.

Want To Ask Your Questions in Person?

It’s More Than a Great Smile, It’s Confidence

Whether at home, work or in social settings, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. You notice your smile as well! When you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your teeth, it shows in your smile and how you interact with others. The transformation of a smile is often a life-changing experience.

We have the privilege of watching the smiles of our Patients transform during the course of their treatment. At the time of the initial consult, some are even hesitant to smile for clinical photos. These are the very same Patients who share wonderful gains in self-confidence and satisfaction in their personal and professional lives. At the end of the transformation, the constant, underlying concern about their smile is gone–and replaced by a beautiful smile that reflects their beauty and confidence.

Hear what real Warford Orthodontics parents
are saying about their kid’s treatment

I have had two children go through orthodontic treatment with Warford Orthodontics, and I can not find enough good things to say. They are knowledgeable, and take the time to explain everything to the Patient and family. They were flexible with appointment times, and they helped with finding a payment plan that worked for us. I highly recommend getting orthodontic services with them!


Parent with Kids in Braces, Warford Orthodontics

The staff provided our family with comfortable waiting areas and essentially no wait time. They were very accommodating of our needs and very clear and concise with treatment plans and financial arrangements.

My kids look forward to their visits!


Parent with Kids in Braces, Warford Orthodontics

Schedule Your Complimentary Exam Now

Office Hours

If you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency during office hours please be sure to call ahead to ensure the best care possible.  

Regular daily office hours vary during the week so please call 701-255-1311 to schedule your appointment.

After Hours

Call the office phone or email, and we'll get back to you right away the next business day.


Fri - Sun, 9am-4pm Call or send a text to: 701-471-2539 The assistant on-call will evaluate your needs and decide if you need to be seen right away or if waiting until the next workday will be okay depending on your comfort level, of course.. The on-call assistant can consult with Dr. John 7 days a week if they need to so we can provide you the best advice for your holiday or weekend concerns.


(701) 255-1311


(800) 732-3768

1145 West Turnpike Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501







Warford Orthodontics 1145 West Turnpike Avenue Bismarck, ND 58554