Graduate Orthodontic Clinic

Treatment is provided by postgraduate students who are dentists (DDS or DMD) being trained as specialists in orthodontics. Faculty are dentists (DDS or DMD) who have completed 2-3 years of specialty training in an accredited orthodontic residency program beyond their four years of dental school training. To schedule an appointment, call 973-972-4242.


The clinic accepts patients from external referrals (from any dentist or physician outside the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine) and internal referrals (from other Departments inside the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Please email referrals to If you don’t have a referral from a dentist but need an evaluation, call to schedule a screening appointment and receive information.


  • Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment - Fixed and removable appliances are used to align the teeth for better health and esthetics.
  • Early Orthodontic Treatment - On occasion, young children need treatment earlier to help with the eruption of teeth and proper skeletal growth.
  • Clear Aligner treatment (Invisalign) - may be used to correct mild to moderate dental problems.
  • Clear Braces - Clear or porcelain braces may be used to improve the appearance of fixed appliances.
  • TMJ Disorders - Temporomandibular joint disorders are expertly managed, in conjunction with our Orofacial Pain Clinic.
  • Surgical Orthodontic Treatment - A combination of orthodontic and surgical treatment may be needed for complex cases involving jaw irregularities.
  • Adult Orthodontics - Orthodontic treatment for adults requires special attention due to the need for restorations and maintenance of periodontal health.
  • Interdisciplinary Orthodontics - Many patients require treatment in more than one specialty area. Our interdisciplinary postgraduate clinic includes the specialties of Periodontics, Endodontics, and Prosthodontics. Digital X-rays and imaging systems are available, which improve the overall care of patients.
  • Retainers - Retainers can be adjusted or new retainers can be made to ensure the maintenance of proper alignment.
  • Emergency Care - Emergency visits are available for patients who already have orthodontic appliances from another provider on a case-by-case basis.
  • Out-of-State Transfer Care - Some of the clinic's patients are transferred from out of state during active orthodontic treatment. The clinic will coordinate care with the previous orthodontist to provide continuous care. If a patient in our clinic moves to another location, a transfer form and records will be provided to the new provider.

What To Expect

At the first appointment, you will have a clinical evaluation, where doctors will provide information about your orthodontic needs. To ensure a precise diagnosis, it will be necessary to schedule another appointment that usually consists of taking x-rays photos and intra-oral scanning or impressions. Based on this, doctors will explain treatment options. Treatment at RSDM will allow you to receive treatment using the latest techniques in a caring environment.

Fees Schedule And Payments

Fees for orthodontic treatment vary depending on the type of dental malocclusion and its severity. Typical fees for full orthodontic treatment at the graduate clinic are $3,000 to $3,300 for adolescents and $3,600 - $3,800 for adults. This does not include the cost of extractions, periodontal surgery, orthognathic surgery, or other adjunctive dental procedures requested by the orthodontists. In addition, fees for excessive breakage or missed appointments may be assessed.

Screening Appointments

Appointments may be made at:

Specialty Clinic, Orthodontics
50 12th Ave, C Level
Newark, NJ 07103