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About Our Office

The team at Bardstown offers a breadth of orthodontic services to meet the needs of kids, teens, and adults. Helping our patients reveal confident smiles through tailored orthodontic treatment plans is our goal. If you’re looking for braces or Invisalign® aligner options from a family orthodontist near you, book your FREE consultation online or by phone today.

  • Convenient scheduling and progress tracking through Smile Doctors Anywhere app
  • Affordable monthly payment options and discounts are available for qualifying patients
  • Most dental insurance plans accepted
Mattingly and Howell Orthodontids logo
208 N 2nd St,
Bardstown, KY, 40004-1524
Monday: 7:30am-2pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30am-4:30pm
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About Our Office

The team at Bardstown offers a breadth of orthodontic services to meet the needs of kids, teens, and adults. Helping our patients reveal confident smiles through tailored orthodontic treatment plans is our goal. If you’re looking for braces or Invisalign® aligner options from a family orthodontist near you, book your FREE consultation online or by phone today.

  • Convenient scheduling and progress tracking through Smile Doctors Anywhere app
  • Affordable monthly payment options and discounts are available for qualifying patients
  • Most dental insurance plans accepted
Mattingly and Howell Orthodontids logo
208 N 2nd St,
Bardstown, KY, 40004-1524
Monday: 7:30am-2pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30am-4:30pm
Google
5-star

Orthodontic Services Available

Braces

Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics offers metal and ceramic braces to suit our patient’s needs. Our orthodontists can develop a custom orthodontic treatment plan for kids, teens, and adults.

Invisalign® Aligners

A clear alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners are a convenient choice for adults and teens looking to discreetly straighten their teeth with clear aligners.

Smile Express®

Get the smile of your dreams in six months or less with Smile Express! Learn how our local orthodontists can help adults touch up their smile with aligners shipped straight to your door.

Retainers

Keep your smile beautiful with clear or fixed retainers from Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics. Our orthodontists can fit a new or existing patient for a retainer and offer retainer repairs and replacements if needed.

Rising Star (7& Up)

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children see an orthodontist by age 7. Our RISING STAR program provides children ages 5-10 with complimentary, early care.

Current Offers

Choose the payment option that works for you. We offer convenient monthly payments and discounts for qualifying patients.

Pay in Full
Discounts when you pay in full for treatment

* Some restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Military Discount
10% off braces or Invisalign® aligners

A special offer for service members and family

* Some restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Family Plan
Discounts when multiple family members start treatment

* Some restrictions & exclusions may apply.

Meet Our Orthodontists in Bardstown

Chris Howell
Dr. Chris Howell

Dr. Christian Howell, DMD, has been practicing orthodontics since 2000 in the communities of Louisville, Bardstown, and Lebanon.

After graduating from high school in Indiana, he entered the workforce, served in the US Army, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University. He attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he became a Doctor of Dental Medicine and continued his education to receive both an advanced degree in general dentistry and a master’s degree in oral biology. By 2000, Dr. Howell had completed a degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from the same institution.

Dr. Howell is known for making his patients feel cared for and is always looking for the next innovation that will further improve their experience. Similarly, he is passionate about helping other orthodontists stay on the cutting edge of the industry and has held positions at the local, state, and national level to assist in this endeavor. He is proud to be affiliated with the AAO, ADA, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Kentucky Dental Association, and Louisville Dental Society.

Dr. Howell is blessed to be married to his wife of over two decades, Dr. Laura Escher-Howell. Their lives have been enriched by their four children: Ben, Jacob, Grant, and Eva. In his spare time, he enjoys many outdoor activities with his family and friends.

Chris Mattingly
Dr. Chris Mattingly

Dr. Chris Mattingly, DMD, MS, has been practicing orthodontics and creating beautiful smiles for over 30 years. After two years of undergraduate work at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, he was admitted to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. There, he embarked on a two-year residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics while simultaneously obtaining a Master of Science in Oral Biology.

Dr. Mattingly is passionate about staying on the leading edge of the orthodontic industry and is proud to be affiliated with the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, Louisville Dental Society, AAO, and KAO.

In every interaction, he strives to form a unique bond with whomever he has the privilege of treating. He loves to make his patients feel like they’re a part of the office family by learning something about their lives and passions.

When he’s not serving patients, Dr. Mattingly prioritizes spending time with his family above all other pastimes. After losing a wife and daughter to tragic and unexpected illnesses, he believes that nothing is as important or as sustaining as spending time with loved ones. Dr. Mattingly also enjoys volunteer work and donating platelets, as he’s seen the life-giving impact of both during his lifetime. Service is a passion that gives his life meaning after experiencing unexplainable losses.

Chris Howell Chris Mattingly

Meet Our Orthodontists in Bardstown

Chris Howell
Chris Mattingly
Chris Howell Chris Mattingly
Dr. Chris Howell

Dr. Christian Howell, DMD, has been practicing orthodontics since 2000 in the communities of Louisville, Bardstown, and Lebanon.

After graduating from high school in Indiana, he entered the workforce, served in the US Army, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University. He attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he became a Doctor of Dental Medicine and continued his education to receive both an advanced degree in general dentistry and a master’s degree in oral biology. By 2000, Dr. Howell had completed a degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from the same institution.

Dr. Howell is known for making his patients feel cared for and is always looking for the next innovation that will further improve their experience. Similarly, he is passionate about helping other orthodontists stay on the cutting edge of the industry and has held positions at the local, state, and national level to assist in this endeavor. He is proud to be affiliated with the AAO, ADA, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Kentucky Dental Association, and Louisville Dental Society.

Dr. Howell is blessed to be married to his wife of over two decades, Dr. Laura Escher-Howell. Their lives have been enriched by their four children: Ben, Jacob, Grant, and Eva. In his spare time, he enjoys many outdoor activities with his family and friends.

Dr. Chris Mattingly

Dr. Chris Mattingly, DMD, MS, has been practicing orthodontics and creating beautiful smiles for over 30 years. After two years of undergraduate work at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, he was admitted to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. There, he embarked on a two-year residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics while simultaneously obtaining a Master of Science in Oral Biology.

Dr. Mattingly is passionate about staying on the leading edge of the orthodontic industry and is proud to be affiliated with the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, Louisville Dental Society, AAO, and KAO.

In every interaction, he strives to form a unique bond with whomever he has the privilege of treating. He loves to make his patients feel like they’re a part of the office family by learning something about their lives and passions.

When he’s not serving patients, Dr. Mattingly prioritizes spending time with his family above all other pastimes. After losing a wife and daughter to tragic and unexpected illnesses, he believes that nothing is as important or as sustaining as spending time with loved ones. Dr. Mattingly also enjoys volunteer work and donating platelets, as he’s seen the life-giving impact of both during his lifetime. Service is a passion that gives his life meaning after experiencing unexplainable losses.

Awards & Certifications

Patient Reviews

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“I feel like I basically grew up here and was very well taken care of! Everyone here is so nice.”

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Brooklyn Blair
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“Two of my kids have had braces there. Great staff”

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Jamie Owens
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“Awesome experience! Friendly and knowledgeable staff!”

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Jodie Devers
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“Mattingly and Howell has done a fantastic job with my daughter’s treatments and I’d highly encourage anyone to seek treatment here. All staff were friendly and helpful, dispelling any concerns or fears!”

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Marsha Blankenship
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“Staff is very friendly and helpful.”

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Sherri Cheser

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In the Community

Our team members make a difference in our communities every day. Whether we are putting on events at our clinics or hosting tooth talks in the schools, filling backpacks with supplies or donating time to those in need, creating smiles is our passion.

Community Partnerships