Words like pride, loyalty, authenticity, confidence and even fun don’t usually describe an orthodontic practice but in the case of OrthodonTEX, the private practice of Glenn T. Cohen, DMD, MS and Douglas R. Shaw, DDS, MS, these adjectives describe it perfectly.
So unique is the approach of these two innovative young orthodontists that they are flipping the traditional orthodontic experience on its tail. “People usually enjoy the outcome of orthodontics but they just try to endure the process,” said Dr. Cohen. “But we want our patients to enjoy the outcome AND the journey. We do that by making every encounter fun and positive. We have lots of events, activities and contests along the way.”
“We take great pride in our work and we enjoy what we do,” added Dr. Shaw. “For us, it’s more than just the opportunity to straighten teeth, it’s about creating happy and healthy smiles that you’ll love for the rest of your life. We are proud to be based in Texas, we are proud of our communities and proud of the beautiful smiles we create.”
Comprehensive Orthodontic Care
OrthodonTEX has its flagship location in McKinney and a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Rockwall. The comprehensive orthodontics practice offers treatment for children and adults, ranging from traditional braces and clear braces (at no additional charge) to lingual braces (mounted on the inside of the teeth) and Invisalign.
“We have a very comprehensive approach—what we call our 360 degree approach—that considers all aspects of smile design, such as symmetry, harmony, balance, and proportion,” said Dr. Cohen. “Each treatment plan is highly individualized.”
Meet the Doctors
Glenn T. Cohen, DMD, MS—Dr. Cohen is honored to be considered one of Dallas’s best orthodontists by D Magazine. He’s also very proud to serve as an educator at Baylor Dental School, playing an integral part in the development of the next generation of orthodontists. Finally, he’s proud to have worked hard enough to be granted Diplomate status by the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction less than 25 percent of orthodontists achieve.
Douglas R. Shaw, DDS, MS—Dr. Shaw was fortunate to be exposed to topics such as cosmetic dentistry and esthetic evaluation of the micro-esthetics of the soft and hard tissue of the face. As a result, he believes that every patient deserves to have a highly individualized smile design, taking into account their specific tooth shape, movement of their lips, and shape of their face. Dr. Shaw is also one of the few dentists in the world to have been extensively trained in Digital Co-Diagnosis, a process in which digital technology allows the patient to play a central role in the treatment planning process. The result is an engaged, better-informed patient who becomes an active partner in the treatment process.
- Board certified orthodontics for children, teenagers, and adults
- Fully customized treatment plans
- Interdisciplinary dental care including restorative, periodontal, and surgical coordination
- Esthetic treatment options, such as clear braces, lingual braces (hidden on the inside of the teeth), and Invisalign
- Self ligating metal braces
- Digital intraoral scans to eliminate the need for sticky, goopy impressions
- Digital radiographs to reduce radiation exposure
Douglas R. Shaw, DDS, MS and Glenn T. Cohen, DMD, MS
1780 West Virginia Street, Suite 100
McKinney, Texas 75069
3018 Ridge Road, Suite 110
Rockwall, Texas 75032
Text: Tammy Adams