About Orthodontics 2022-09-08T21:24:09+00:00

Orthodontics in Mishawaka & Goshen, IN

Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rykovich and take the first step toward the smile you have always dreamed of!

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About Orthodontics

Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rykovich and take the first step toward the smile you have always dreamed of!

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We Cover All Your Orthodontic Needs

No matter your age, we have all of your orthodontic needs covered. Browse some of our orthodontic solutions and then schedule your consultation with Dr. Rykovich to learn more!


Emergency Ortho Care

Emergency Ortho Care Emergency Care True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but when they occur, we are available to you. As a general rule, you should call our office when you experience severe pain or have a painful appliance problem you can't take care of [...]


Palatal Expander

Palatal Expander The palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. The animation below will show you when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, [...]


Orthodontic Retention

Orthodontic Retention You’ve worked hard for your beautiful smile — keep it that way! Finally, your braces have been removed and your smile is beautiful, straight, and — best of all — metal-free! However, your orthodontic journey isn’t quite completed. To keep your smile looking [...]


Two-Phase Treatment

Two-Phase Treatment What is the advantage of Two-Phase orthodontic treatment? Two-Phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process that combines tooth straightening and physical facial changes. The purpose of Two-Phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish an ideal healthy, functional, and aesthetic result that [...]


Types of Braces

Types of Braces Traditional metal braces Traditional metal braces are the most common type, and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of [...]


Life with Braces

Life with Braces Oral hygiene with braces When you have braces, it’s very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment. If you need help choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, [...]


Braces for All Ages

Braces for All Ages Our practice recognizes that adults and children have different needs and require different levels of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatments and your needs are met with understanding, respect, and full [...]



FAQs What is orthodontics? Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. What is an orthodontist? An orthodontist is a specialist who has completed an advanced education program following dental school to learn the [...]

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Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rykovich and take the first step toward the smile you have always dreamed of!


My teeth look perfect after my braces!  Braces went by fast and they worked hard to get my braces on in a timely manner. I loved the people there and the service they gave. Thank you so much!!

T. L., Goshen

Dr. Rykovich was recommended by my dentist when I wanted my orthodontic work done.  I was very pleased with the outcome and later trusted him with my children’s teeth. My son has a beautiful smile today and he loves to show it!! Thank you so much.

M.H., Goshen

I was ashamed of my teeth my whole life and never smiled. In just 20 months I had my braces off and now I just can’t stop stop smiling. Thank you for changing my life.

C.H., Mishawaka

Dr. Tom took extra time with my special needs child.  She loves him and going to the orthodontist.

A.F., Mishawaka

Your profession isn’t merely a job, rather it is something that changes the lives of others. Our daughter was painfully shy… and the orthodontic work boosted her self confidence. I now know the benefit which a beautiful smile has on people socially.  Secondly the diagnosis of airway obstruction and surgery not only enhanced her routine breathing but helped her sports performance in track. I hope you feel ownership and also pride in the outcome of you work.

S.W., Goshen