Favorite Grand Rapids Orthodontists – According to Parents

Who doesn’t love to see their child smile? An orthodontist can help children feel confident about their smile, but with frequent appointments, and sometimes a lengthy and expensive treatment plan, finding the right orthodontist for your child is an important decision.

Thankfully, parents all over West Michigan have revealed to us the Grand Rapids orthodontists they love for their kids. Check out our list of the top 10 Orthodontists, voted by you, our readers.

If you’re new to Grand Rapids or find yourself needing a new medical professional check out our comprehensive guide to the Top Dentists, Pediatricians, ETC for Kids in Grand Rapids. See the number-one-voted doc for several categories, and lists of excellent runners-up.

Every name in this guide received votes from our readers. Any sponsors you see were first voted in by our readers, and then were invited to offer more information on their practice if they wished.

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Does your tween need braces? Orthodontia is a big time commitment and financial investment for many families, so you want to be certain your kid is in great hands. Check out our GRKIDS’ reader favorites to see the best orthodontists around town!

Voted Top Orthodontist

Dr. Mark J. Wierenga at Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics

Dr. Mark Wierenga at Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics

Voted GRKids.com reader’s poll #1 Orthodontist for the past three years, Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics is honored to be considered for your orthodontic needs. Over the last 40 years, we have developed a reputation in the community for providing the highest quality orthodontic care for children, teens and adults in a warm, friendly and comfortable environment. Many of our patients are children of previous patients who return looking for the same quality results they had when they were younger.

Our treatment fees are very competitive and our payment plans will help make your orthodontic treatment affordable. We use the latest technology to treat the orthodontic needs of our patients including intraoral scanning and state-of-the-art 3-dimensional x-rays. You will be seen by an orthodontist at each visit to ensure your treatment remains on track. We have two office locations – Grand Rapids and Grandville – available for your appointments. You will also have the ability to schedule your visits any day Monday through Friday.

At Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics, we’re proud of the team we have to treat your needs, and we look forward to helping you accomplish your orthodontic goals.

“I cannot express how amazing this place is. From the front desk, to the hygienists, and finally the orthodontists! They have made this process painless and affordable. They are friendly, professional, and honest! I would give ten stars if I could!” ~ Larissa K – Google Review

2000 43rd St SE | Grand Rapids, MI
3131 44th St SW | Grandville, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-455-4800


Dr. Daniel Kruse at Kruse Orthodontics

As a patient of Kruse Orthodontics, you and your smile goal are our top priorities. Dr. Kruse will work with you to determine the optimal orthodontic treatment plan based on your unique situation. He will then provide effective, gentle care that will create healthy, straight teeth and a lasting, beautiful smile.

You will be welcomed into a warm and friendly atmosphere with a staff who genuinely care about each person we treat. You will quickly discover that you are never “just another patient” here. We know our patients as individuals, gradually building treasured friendships and positive experiences.

A happy orthodontic experience can set the foundation for a lifetime of positive dental experiences. We would love to welcome you to our family of happy smiles.

“I am so impressed with Dr. Kruse and every member of his staff – front office and back. They are just as knowledgeable and efficient as they are patient and kind. My son’s orthodontic journey thus far has been positive and he looks forward to his appointments. Everyone is so upbeat it makes him feel special and I know that he’s in good hands. I can’t say enough good things about Kruse Orthodontics!” ~ Parent of a patient at Kruse Orthodontics

6208 Kalamazoo Ave. Ste 3 | Grand Rapids, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-656-4155


1 – Wierenga, Dr. Mark (Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics)
2 – Kruse, Dr. Daniel (Kruse Orthodontics)
3 – Swan, Dr. Kathryn (Swan Orthodontics)
4 – Hannapel, Dr. Eric (Hannapel Orthodontics)
5 – O’Grady, Dr. Paul (O’Grady Orthodontics)
6 – Powell, Dr. Mark (Powell Orthodontics)
7 – Williams, Dr. Thomas (Williams Orthodontics)
8 – Shannon, Dr. Tom (Shannon Orthodontics)
9 – Fogle, Dr. Laura (Fogle Orthodontics)
10 – Miller, Dr. Lathe (Miller Orthodontics) 

Dr. Eric Hannapel at Hannapel Orthodontics

It is an honor to be selected as one of the TOP Orthodontic providers! Our team has been creating beautiful smiles in Caledonia, Middleville, and the greater Grand Rapids area for over 20 years!

Dr. Eric Hannapel created a team that has the same passion and dedication to our patients and their personalized care, treating both children and adults. We pride ourselves in creating a welcoming and comfortable environment and delivering exceptional care at every visit!

Dr. Eric Hannapel was born and raised in Middleville, MI. He attended Dental School and completed a two-year Orthodontic residency at University of Michigan. He is very involved in our community and also volunteers on the Oral Cleft Palate team at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at U of M. In June 2018 our team welcomed Dr. Sonni Pellillo. Dr. Sonni is originally from West Virginia, where she attended Dental School and then received her Masters from Nova Southeastern University. She practiced in South Carolina for two years before joining our practice.

We look forward to seeing how our team can help create YOUR beautiful smile!

“Dr. Hannapel and the staff are all amazing! Not only did they do a wonderful job with my daughter’s teeth, they always make us feel welcome and at home when we come for an appointment. I have, and will continue to recommend Dr. Hannapel to anyone that needs orthodontic work!” ~Patient of Hannapel Orthodontics 

6477 Cherry Meadow Dr. SE, Suite 2 | Caledonia, MI
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | 616-891-7272