Eric Wittlinger, D.D.S.
PARENTS AND CHILDREN look for, and appreciate, an orthodontic office that runs on schedule, has a friendly and helpful staff and an orthodontist who personally sees every patient to keep moms and dads fully informed on progress. These attributes accurately describe Wittlinger Orthodontics, founded by Dr. Eric Wittlinger in 2004, which treats children and adults.
One of Dr. Wittlinger’s noted strengths is his conservative orthodontic philosophy. “I prefer to wait until children have lost most of their baby teeth before starting orthodontic treatment,” he says, which saves parents travel time, money and allows patients to spend the least amount of time in braces, unless early treatment is warranted for more severe orthodontic needs. Parents are also happy when they learn that Dr. Wittlinger uses techniques and appliances that require the least amount of patient compliance. He also digitally scans patient’s teeth for Invisalign rather than the traditional method of using impression trays, performs soft tissue laser procedures if needed to engage certain teeth in a timely manner without the need for surgery, and doesn’t routinely take full 3-D head scans on patients to reduce their X-ray exposure. Kids and parents also love the patient rewards program encouraging participation and cooperation.
“Orthodontists need to be able to diagnose complex problems and over multiple visits unravel a puzzle and achieve great results,” Dr. Wittlinger explains. “I’m a perfectionist and strive to achieve perfect alignment and occlusion in all my patients.” That goal has resulted in great success with his retention protocol, helping patients retain their winning smiles for years and years.
Dr. Wittlinger, a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, is a member of many prestigious honor societies and professional organizations. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia and was selected into the highly competitive orthodontic residency program at the New York University (NYU) School of Dentistry in NYC.
595 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 • 201.391.5537 • wittlingerorthodontics.com