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Orthodontist – McMurray, PA

Quality Orthodontics for the Entire Family

Family smiling together

If you’re looking for an orthodontist in McMurray, you’ve come to the right place. We not only offer board-certified orthodontic care for all ages, but we do so in a clean, comfortable, and technologically advanced environment. Dr. Gary Cartwright and his team have a strong commitment to bringing patients in McMurray the top-rated care that they deserve. In addition to our wonderful team and facilities, we also accept dental insurance to maximize your dental benefits while minimizing your out of pocket cost. Keep reading to learn more about why patients choose Cartwright Orthodontics for braces, clear aligners, and more.

What Makes Us Special

brother and sister with braces

Cartwright Orthodontics isn’t your average orthodontic office and you can notice that as soon as you step in the door. From our friendly front desk to our expert orthodontist, we want to provide our patients with friendly and quality care through out the entire process. What’s even better is that you and your family can straighten your teeth all at the same location. With various treatment options, Dr. Cartwright will carefully examine you or your family member’s smile before recommending the best solution. We also provide mouthguards and treat orthodontic emergencies when necessary.

Meet Our Expert McMurray Orthodontist

Dr. Cartwright

Dr. Gary Cartwright has over 20 years of experience in orthodontics, which helps him provide excellent treatment to each of his patients. Our patients enjoy his quality care enough that our office has even been named one of the Top Orthodontists by Pittsburgh Magazine. Dr. Cartwright believes in creating long lasting relationships with his McMurray patients, which always leads to more personalized care. He also enjoys being able to watch his younger patients grow and help them with any orthodontic needs along the way.

Treatments for Everyone

Close up of smile with braces

At Cartwright Orthodontics, we make it our mission to provide quality care for patients of all ages in McMurray. If you thought your teen was the only one who could benefit from braces, we may have the right option for you! In fact, we offer traditional braces, various orthodontic appliances, and clear aligners to give our patients the smile of their dreams. We even provide phase 1 pediatric orthodontics to get your little one’s alignment on track early on. Now, thanks to Dr. Cartwright and his dental technology, you and your whole family can receive orthodontic care under the same roof.

What Our McMurray Patients Have to Say

Sometimes, it’s better to hear about the quality of a practice from the patients themselves. With a 5-Star Google Reviews rating, we are happy to let our patients speak for our work:

“Wonderful place to handle the kid’s orthodontics. Very clear and upfront about procedures, length, pricing, etc... Friendly and attentive staff and a really beautiful result! Smiles all around!-Colleen E.

“Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Convenient after school appointments and awesome results!” -Tera B.

“Dr. Cartwright and his staff are all wonderful!!! We knew immediately that we wanted Dr. C to be our son's orthodontist. Our son enjoys his visits and always comments on how nice everyone is; so glad he is as comfortable with the staff as we are! Keep up the great work!” -Kimberly D.

Conveniently Located for McMurray Patients

Conveniently located at 2000 Waterdam Plaza Dr #160, McMurray, PA 15317, we are right in between Washington Rd and Canonsburg Lake. You’ll find numerous dining opportunities as well as shopping nearby, and you’ll see us on the right side of Waterdam Plaza Dr. Because our street is a dead end, we are hard to miss! Our McMurray patients enjoy our location because of all the retail in the area, but there is also a nice view by the water. If you have any questions or need directions to our practice, give our friendly staff a call! 

Orthodontic Services for McMurray Smiles

At Cartwright Orthodontics, we offer numerous services to help our patients achieve the oral health and appearance of their dreams. These treatments include:

Traditional Orthodontics

Even with our advanced technology, traditional braces are a tried and true method. We offer metal and clear ceramic braces to help patients correct a wide variety of bite and alignment issues. Unlike other solutions, this treatment has few limitations, making traditional orthodontics our go-to option for patients with moderate to severe bite problems in McMurray.

Phase 1 Pediatric Orthodontics

You may think of the classic teenager with a mouth full of colorful braces, but in reality, your child that is much younger could benefit from phase 1 pediatric orthodontics. This involves the use of spacers, partial braces, and other appliances to shift teeth before your little one’s adult smile has grown in. This treatment will typically be recommended between ages 7 and 11, and it can decrease the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, improve the chance of properly aligned adult teeth, and helps with the growth of your child’s jaw.

Clear Aligners

Do you want straight teeth without the appearance and hassle of traditional braces? We offer Clear aligners to give you the most comfortable and discreet way of straightening teeth. Utilizing a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into place, this treatment is comfortable, completely removeable, and typically faster than other solutions. Clear aligners are especially popular with teens and young adults who want to navigate through their personal and professional lives without being affected by noticeable braces.

Orthodontic Appliances

Dr. Cartwright is committed to providing McMurray patients with the treatments that they need, which is why he offers additional orthodontic appliances to ensure that the job is done correctly. From retainers to protect your investment for the long term to palatal expanders that widen the upper jaw, we have the services necessary to give you and your loved one unmatched orthodontic care. 

Orthodontic Emergencies

While emergencies are impossible to plan for, we are ready and able to help you or your loved one in a time of need. Whether it’s dental pain or discomfort, tissue irritation, loose or poking wires, and everything in between, our expert staff is ready to help. However, if you or a family member is facing a life-threatening injury, you should go to the emergency room right away for treatment.


In addition to our top-rated orthodontics, we also offer mouthguards to keep you and your little one’s teeth protected. Our mouthguards are not only more effective and longer lasting than store bought products, but many times, regular mouthguards won’t fit over braces. We custom make our oral appliances to fit comfortably around your smile and protect your teeth. Our mouthguards also limit the amount of concussion that you or your child may feel from a collision.

Make an Appointment Today

Now that you know what makes our practice unique, what are you waiting for? Quality orthodontic treatment in McMurray starts with a simple call to our office. We can’t wait to help you and your loved ones smile with health and confidence!