David J. Caggiano

Founder, Caggiano Orthodontics

David Caggiano, MS, DMD, is a nationally renown orthodontist who initially practiced as a general dentist for seven years. He is perennially voted by general dentists as one of NJ’s top orthodontists. He has also received many other prestigious awards, including Orthodontic Products Best of 2011 & 2012, Best of Morris County, NJ Top Docs, and NJ Family’s Top Doctor.

Dr. Caggiano serves Parsippany, Morris Plains, Boonton, Mountain Lakes, Whippany, and Montville, NJ, as well as the surrounding areas. Dr. Caggiano offers the most advanced braces for children, teens, and adults, including self-ligating braces, Invisalign, clear ceramic braces, metal braces, and even orthodontic treatment techniques. The son of an engineer, he attended New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in engineering, a minor in applied mathematics, and a Master of Science degree in biomedical engineering. When he’s not creating confident smiles, Dr. Caggiano likes to travel, play ice hockey, golf, exercise, read, and spend quality time with his wife, Salma (whom he met while attending UMDNJ), his daughter, Charlotte, and his son, Liam.


A Parent's Guide To Understanding Orthodontics

Publication Date: February 2018

Poorly aligned teeth or jaws can affect your child as he or she grows up around peers, and even into their future careers. These early, preventable issues can lead to significant medical problems if left untreated, such as chronic migraines, gum disease, and infections. So, what’s the solution? Where does an orthodontist come into play? Won’t a trip to the dentist be enough to solve these problems?

All orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. In fact, many dentists are not suitable substitutes for orthodontists, nor do they have the skillset and knowledge required to perform many complex procedures and treatments. There are more treatment options available for you or your child―far more than braces, which is what most people associate orthodontists with.

A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Orthodontics: How to Confidently Choose the Best Orthodontist For Your Family will teach you all you need to know about the inner workings and recommendations of an orthodontist, including:

•signs you or your child need to see an orthodontist
•the differences between a dentist and an orthodontist
•what you can expect from an initial consultation and exam
•suggestions on how to choose the right orthodontist

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