What Sets Us Apart

Experience Matters

McKenna Orthodontics has been a part of life in Connecticut since 1968. With more than 50 years of combined orthodontic experience, Drs. McKenna and Lashgari collaborate on every patient to make sure the most appropriate treatment is presented. We only recommend what we would advise for our family. No unnecessary treatment will ever be presented.

We are orthodontic specialists, meaning we practice orthodontics exclusively. Every orthodontist is a dentist, but not every dentist is an orthodontist. Both doctors have gone through an additional two to three years of training after dental school. We attend more than 100 hours of continuing education every year to stay up to date on the latest technologies and treatment methods.

Our office also stays up to date on the latest strict infection control guidelines required by the state of Connecticut. All our assistants have Dental Assisting National Board certification and are CPR certified.

Recognized for Excellence

McKenna Orthodontics is in the top 1% of Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® providers in North America. We have also received the Top Docs recognition from both Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Magazine every year since they started the awards. We are trusted by our peers, as we have treated many of our dental colleagues as well as their staff and families.

Patient-Focused Care

Our days are scheduled so that Dr. McKenna and Dr. Lashgari spend quality time with each patient for every adjustment. We customized care plans, give plenty of face-to-face interaction with our doctors, and minimally delegate tasks. Though our support staff is a group of highly skilled professionals, we understand the importance of keeping your primary orthodontist involved in every step of the process.

Options for Treatment

There are many ways to help people achieve beautiful smiles. McKenna Orthodontics gives patients a choice between a variety of corrective and therapeutic systems. We are not only equipped to offer traditional services like braces and advances like Invisalign; our doctors are also trained in special areas such as dentofacial orthopedics and surgical orthodontics.

Our office is also completely impression free! We use precise digital scanning with our state-of-the-art iTero® scanner to fabricate all records, retainers, and Invisalign aligners.

Convenient Availability

We have six convenient office locations, which are linked by our advanced computer system. In addition to our usual office hours that include appointment slots for before or after school, we set Saturday appointments at our Simsbury office from September to June.

We are available 24 hours for emergencies, including holidays and weekends, and provide special resources on our website about emergency care to keep you comfortable in between visits to the office.

Affordable Treatment

We work with all insurance companies and will file claims for you. We offer flexible payment arrangements and interest-free financing, in addition to accepting HSA and Flex account contributions, plus offer discounts for multiple family members treated, and payment in full. We accept most major credit cards.