About Our Office

The team at Howell 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
  • TDR Specialists in Orthodontics in Howell, MI proudly serves the communities in the following zip codes: 48843, 48114, 48836, 48169, 48353
TDR Specialists in Orthodontics logo
4258 E Grand River Ave,
Howell, MI, 48843-6630
Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 7:30am-2:30pm
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"We love TDR! The staff is amazing and the office is immaculate! Highly recommend!"

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About Our Office

The team at Howell 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
  • TDR Specialists in Orthodontics in Howell, MI proudly serves the communities in the following zip codes: 48843, 48114, 48836, 48169, 48353
TDR Specialists in Orthodontics logo
4258 E Grand River Ave,
Howell, MI, 48843-6630
Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 7:30am-2:30pm
Google
5-star

Orthodontic Services Available

Braces

TDR Specialists in 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 TDR Specialists in 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 Howell

James Fraser
Dr. James Fraser

Dr. Fraser is a Metro Detroit native, born and raised in Port Huron.

Dentistry has always been a significant part of his life, as both his father and older sister are practicing general dentists. His mother is a dental hygienist and the office manager for their family practice.

Dr. Fraser grew up an avid hockey player and was fortunate enough to represent numerous US National Teams. He played four years of varsity NCAA Division I hockey at Harvard and was elected team captain his senior season.

After one year playing professional hockey, he decided to pursue a career in dentistry where he attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After dental school, he completed three years of orthodontic specialty training at the University at Buffalo where he researched the anatomical limits of tooth movement, utilizing 3-D imaging technology to improve efficiency and treatment success in orthodontics.

In his spare time, he enjoys running marathons, playing ice hockey, water and snow skiing, and reading.

Dr. Fraser and his wife, Alyssa, a pediatric nurse practitioner, live locally and love spending time with their two sons, James and Oliver.

Gordon Niles
Dr. Gordon Niles

Dr. Niles is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He also received his master’s degree in orthodontics at the University of Michigan, where he graduated first in his class. He was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan for five years teaching undergraduate general dentistry and orthodontics.

He opened his practice in Brighton and is a pioneer in the development of dental facial orthopedics and orthodontic treatment of pre-adolescent children. He has treated thousands of children and adults in Livingston County for more than 30 years.

Dr. Niles is an active member of the Michigan Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontics. He is a founding member of the Livingston District Dental Society and a supporting member of the VINA Dental Clinic in Livingston County.

Dr. Niles and his wife, Sandi, live in Brighton where they raised their three children. Scott and his wife, Kristin, both work in medical device sales and live in Brighton with their two children. Christopher works for Progressive Insurance and lives in Tampa, FL. Ashley also works in medical device sales and lives in Seminole, FL.

Dr. Niles has supported many local charities as well as various school and community organizations over the years.

James Fraser
Gordon Niles

Meet Our Orthodontists in Howell

James Fraser
Gordon Niles
James Fraser Gordon Niles
Dr. James Fraser

Dr. Fraser is a Metro Detroit native, born and raised in Port Huron.

Dentistry has always been a significant part of his life, as both his father and older sister are practicing general dentists. His mother is a dental hygienist and the office manager for their family practice.

Dr. Fraser grew up an avid hockey player and was fortunate enough to represent numerous US National Teams. He played four years of varsity NCAA Division I hockey at Harvard and was elected team captain his senior season.

After one year playing professional hockey, he decided to pursue a career in dentistry where he attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After dental school, he completed three years of orthodontic specialty training at the University at Buffalo where he researched the anatomical limits of tooth movement, utilizing 3-D imaging technology to improve efficiency and treatment success in orthodontics.

In his spare time, he enjoys running marathons, playing ice hockey, water and snow skiing, and reading.

Dr. Fraser and his wife, Alyssa, a pediatric nurse practitioner, live locally and love spending time with their two sons, James and Oliver.

Dr. Gordon Niles

Dr. Niles is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He also received his master’s degree in orthodontics at the University of Michigan, where he graduated first in his class. He was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan for five years teaching undergraduate general dentistry and orthodontics.

He opened his practice in Brighton and is a pioneer in the development of dental facial orthopedics and orthodontic treatment of pre-adolescent children. He has treated thousands of children and adults in Livingston County for more than 30 years.

Dr. Niles is an active member of the Michigan Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontics. He is a founding member of the Livingston District Dental Society and a supporting member of the VINA Dental Clinic in Livingston County.

Dr. Niles and his wife, Sandi, live in Brighton where they raised their three children. Scott and his wife, Kristin, both work in medical device sales and live in Brighton with their two children. Christopher works for Progressive Insurance and lives in Tampa, FL. Ashley also works in medical device sales and lives in Seminole, FL.

Dr. Niles has supported many local charities as well as various school and community organizations over the years.

Awards & Certifications

Patient Reviews

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“I asked for recommendations on adult orthodontist. TDR was mentioned more than any other practice. After picking up my Invisalign this morning I can see why! I couldn’t be happier with everyone that I have met here! Special thank you to Lynette for all of the tips and advice on making this journey a success!”

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Tami
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“Very nice and caring staff!”

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April Timms
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“Excellent care!”

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Jennifer Lemmen
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“We had a great experience with both of our kids! Always friendly and kind and easy to schedule appts with.”

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Leanne Sugar
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“Very friendly staff. Very professional. Never had any surprise charges. Great experience!”

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Catherine Hamilton

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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