Dr. John Wirthlin, DDS, MSD

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Highly trained. Highly respected.

Highly committed to fun.

You want an orthodontist who’s qualified, experienced, and trustworthy. Your kids want someone friendly, approachable, and fun.

Meet Dr. Wirthlin.


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Renowned Expertise in Your Neighborhood

Texas Children’s Hospital

Baylor College of Medicine

UT Health Science Center School of Dentistry

& The American Board of Orthodontists

all trust Dr. Wirthlin.

You can, too.



Fun & Friendly Practice

As a father of four, Dr. Wirthlin gets kids.

And having worked with children of all ages in a surgical setting at Texas Children’s Hospital, he knows how to put his patients at ease.

Dr. Wirthlin truly cares about his clients and builds rapport with each person he treats.

Easy-going. Relatable. Fun.

beautiful smiles without the stress.

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Qualifications & Experience

  • Director of Orthodontics at Texas Children’s Hospital

  • Board Certified AND a Board Examiner for the American Board of Orthodontists

  • Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine

  • Assistant Professor at UT Health Science Center in the Houston Dept. of Orthodontics

  • Completed an ADA-accredited Craniofacial Fellowship at NYU, allowing him to treat kids with cleft lip and cleft palate

  • Graduated Valedictorian from UT Health Science Center at San Antonio


Certifications & Memberships

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthodontics

  • Member, American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association

  • Member, American Association of Orthodontics

  • Member, American Dental Education Association

  • Member, American Dental Association

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My goal is to build a practice where people enjoy coming and love their results.
— Dr. Wirthlin
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Dr. John Wirthlin is one of a few orthodontists in the nation who has completed a fellowship in Craniofacial Orthodontics.

His patients value his specialized training and experience, which enable him to create treatment plans for all kinds of patients—from those with straightforward orthodontic needs to those with a history of cleft lip, cleft palate, or other craniofacial abnormalities.

But what they most appreciate is his friendly manner and honest, straightforward approach.

Dr. Wirthlin continues to practice part-time on the cleft palate and craniofacial teams at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Dr. Wirthlin Lives & Works in Sienna Plantation, TX

You may have seen him with his four kids at the soccer fields or at the local elementary, middle, or high school (he’s got kids in all three!).

He loves hanging out with his family around the table playing games. In his free time, he enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, camping, and hiking.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Dr. Wirthlin.