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Bismarck's Most Experienced Orthodontic Practice

Dr. John and Dr. Warford prefer to tell the stories of their Patients before talking about themselves, but as a prospective Patient you may be interested to know what level of expertise they offer.

With over 50 years of combined orthodontic experience, and a long standing professional staff, Warford Orthodontics is proud to provide the most experienced team in Bismarck. Both doctors have served as President of the North Dakota Society of Orthodontists, and are members of the American Association of Orthodontists, and the North Dakota Dental Association. Also worth noting, Dr. John is proud to be named the first and only Invisalign Top 1% provider in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota (outside of the Twin Cities Metro)!

Both Dr. John and Dr. Warford are very honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Bismarck and  greater North Dakota. For all of us here at Warford Orthodontics, our mission is to give back to this great community – one smile at a time.

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We often hear stories of great life-changing transformations as a result of the renewed sense of confidence that comes from treatment.  We look forward to giving you the same results! Take advantage of our complimentary consultation, and schedule a visit today.


Meet Dr. John and Dr. Warford

For Dr. Warford and Dr. John, helping each person to become all they are meant to be is a great honor, and a life purpose worth smiling about. Warford Orthodontics was founded in 1973 by Dr. Warford, and in 2003 Dr. John joined him. Chances are, you know someone who has been or is currently being treated by one of them. Between the two, they have almost 60 years of combined experience helping North Dakotans achieve their best smiles!

Dr John Family

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Dr. John earned his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, and  completed his residency in orthodontics at the University of Missouri, in Kansas City. He is very passionate about the power orthodontic treatment can have to positively transform lives. He has had his work published in the American Journal of Orthodontics, and he offers continuing education classes for orthodontists across North Dakota.
Dr. John and his wife Beth live on an organic produce farm and have 4 daughters who, along with 30 chickens, keep them very busy. In addition to all the farming and homesteading activities, Dr. John is also an amateur chef and is growing a vineyard for producing wine in the future. Living in Kansas City had its effect on Dr. John, instilling in him a passion for jazz (not your grandpa’s jazz;) and BBQ. He and Beth are active in the shooting sports, and both are certified NRA Instructors. Hunting, photography, hiking, cycling, kayaking, snowshoeing and skiing are other activities he enjoys.


Dr Warford Family

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Dr. Warford earned his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, and completed his residency in orthodontics at Northwestern University, in Chicago. He has had the privilege of working with many people in North Dakota over the years, and has dedicated his life to helping Patients achieve their best smiles:)
Dr. Warford is very passionate about helping to make Bismarck a wonderful place to live, work, and play. In addition to transforming the smiles of Bismarck, he served as the city’s mayor from 2002 to 2014. He is currently serving as dean of the University of Mary’s Gary Tharaldson School of Business. He has been married to Jennifer for over 40 years, has 4 children, and 11 grandchildren. He enjoys outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, cycling, skiing and working on his ranch.


More Than Braces

For Dr. John and Dr. Warford, and the whole Warford Orthodontics team, orthodontic treatment is about much more than straightening teeth.

Browse our Patient stories to hear how people’s lives have changed after treatment. Meet our friendly staff before your visit. Read about our Jerene’s Wish Project to find out how Warford Orthodontics is giving back and how you can participate.We invite you into our office anytime to have a look, or feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation to become informed about your options.

All of these things are just a part of what we call the Warford Orthodontics Difference

Changing the world, one smile at a time.

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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