Orthodontic Care in Dayton, OH

Teeth rarely all grow according to plan, so we offer a variety of orthodontic services used to address, correct, and protect your jaw and teeth from misalignment and related issues. No matter if you need braces or clear aligners, our friendly, respected staff can help identify the best options for your lifestyle and oral health.

Why Aligned Teeth Are Important

The importance of straight teeth goes beyond just having a sparkling smile: it’s a crucial aspect of your oral health. Crooked or misaligned teeth can cause gum issues, for example, as gum tissue that cannot fit securely around your teeth may become red and irritated. We use two main methods of treatment when we’re aligning your teeth — braces, and clear aligners.

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Orthodontics in Dayton Ohio

The Benefits of Straight Teeth

Of course, a popular perk of teeth alignment is achieving a healthy, beautiful smile. But they can also keep both your gums and teeth healthier, as there is less of a chance for bacteria to get in hard-to-reach nooks of your mouth. Straight teeth reduce wear on your teeth and mouth when you bite, which in turn decreases the risk of pain or injury. Getting healthy, straight teeth now helps them stay that way!

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Choosing the Right Treatment

Our expert team can help you choose orthodontic care and compile a personalized treatment plan to correct, and protect, the alignment of your teeth. No matter if your smile is best served by braces or aligners, you’ll have an authentic, zero-pressure experience where we suggest only what we truly believe you need. Best of all, we offer family orthodontic care for patients of all ages!

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Clear Aligners

Our clear aligners are comfortable, removable, and virtually invisible: no one will know you’re wearing them! The aligners do not have any metal, preventing uncomfortable abrasions, and are easily taken out for drinking and eating.

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Braces are more comfortable than ever today, whether you use the traditional metal, gold, or ceramic options, and can often be customized to your preferences. Our experienced team can help determine the best type for your oral needs — and the best look for your lifestyle.

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Meet Your Orthodontic Care Team

Caitlin Lochtefeld, D.D.S.

Caitlin Lochtefeld, D.D.S.


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- Abigail, Dayton

Going to the dentist? I have looked forward to going to my dentist for 43 years. How many of you can say that? Need I say more about Dr. James Freeman and Dr. Lee Hendricks? I’ve never experienced discomfort, just the kindness and expertise of dentistry. Their wonderful and efficient staff go out of their way to welcome each and every patient. They are my dental family, and my teeth thank me often.

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- Robin, Clayton

A few years ago, I didn’t feel the dentist I was going to was providing me with the quality and services that I needed. A friend recommended I try Drs. Freeman and Hendricks. From the moment I walked in the door, I felt comfortable and at ease. Freeman/Hendricks Dental Group is state of the art with a hometown feel. I know the work they do will be done well and with my health as their upmost concern.

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- Mark, West Milton

For years, I avoided going to the dentist. After meeting Dr. Hendricks and the gang, I look forward to my regular visits. I feel better and I’m not afraid to smile anymore!

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- Ann, Arcanum

I have been very pleased with Drs. Freeman and Hendricks for many years. The office makes me feel like I’m visiting friends. The staff is extremely skilled and caring. I recommend this practice to anyone looking for dental care.
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- Ken & Linda, Clayton

My wife and myself have been going to Drs. Freeman and Hendricks for over 25 years. I have enjoyed nothing short of excellent service, professionalism, and friendly smiles. Our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren also see Freeman/Hendricks Dental Group. I would, and have, highly recommended this practice to friends and family.
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- Mike, Dayton

After many, many years of avoiding the dentist, I now look forward to my check-ups. Dr Freeman and Hendricks are great, the staff is first rate and the general atmosphere of the office ensures a positive experience.
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(937) 264-1600
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8605 North Dixie Drive
Dayton, OH

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Mon – Thu: 7am – 4pm
Fri: 7am – 2pm