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Meet The Founder, Dr. Nicole Teifer

Award-Winning Orthodontist

Dr. Nicole Teifer, DDS, MSD

Dr. Nicole Teifer is an orthodontic specialist, speaker, trainer, and author. Since founding Today’s Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry in 2010, Dr. Teifer tirelessly invested in training her Dream Team of smile specialists with the Ritz Carlton and unparalleled Disney Institute to provide “extremely outrageous” service. Asked what makes her practice special, Teifer explained easily that many little things equal an unexpected and fun experience. “It’s the way our Dream Team cheer for our patients every day, and constant efforts to ensure our patients are always happy.” She continued, “even if that means making a new retainer for free when your Golden Retriever eats yours or telling parents to wait on treatment.”

She writes professional newsletters, was a board member for the University of Detroit-Mercy’s Alumni that directs future dentists’ education and has been recognized on Fox News. Dr. Teifer operates a large multi-clinic orthodontic and pediatric dental practice in Canton, Novi, Livonia, and Woodhaven. She donates more than $75 thousand of orthodontics through Smiles Change Lives, Gift of A Smile, and Annual Dentistry from the Heart Day. Teifer keeps the area’s youth safe with custom Mouthguard Events that donate to safeguard thousands of smiles during sports and teaches confidence for local cheerleaders.

The author of two best-selling consumer books, “Start Sharing Your Smile!” and “Invisalign Treatment Clearly Exposed,” Dr. Teifer has been recognized as one of the fastest growing Invisalign orthodontics practices. Hour Detroit Magazine and other dental providers recognized her as Top Orthodontist starting the first year her practice opened. She was also awarded the Delta Dental’s prestigious Leadership Award and Spirit of Detroit Award for Outstanding Patient Care. Today’s offices currently have over 20,000 satisfied patients and families, with patients traveling from as far away as New York and Las Vegas to be treated by Today’s smile specialists.

We Love Our Patients & Their Smiles!

Achieving your perfect smile just wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t any fun, and giving you something to smile about is at the core of what we do. Dr. T is excited to make the orthodontic experience all about you: your happiness, your confidence, and your SMILE! We want your visit with us to be the best part of your day!

Simply Sensational Smiles Begin with a Strong Education

Dr. Teifer is a certified specialist in orthodontics. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in cellular and molecular biology. She then attended dental school at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry, where she received a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS).

Her dream of becoming an orthodontist was fulfilled when she moved to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine for valuable orthodontic training and residency, a benchmark only six percent of all dentists achieve. At the U of Colorado-Denver, she earned a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry in Orthodontics, all so she can create your Simply Sensational Smile.

And yes, after living in Denver, Dr. Teifer can probably beat you down the hill (in boots) to the ski lodge for hot chocolate!

Award-Winning Metro Detroit Orthodontist, “Doctor T”

Dr. Teifer’s exceptional level of patient care earned her an award from Delta Dental and she received the Spirit of Detroit Award for compassionate care of Detroit area patients. She is also a committed provider for Smiles Change Lives (SCL), a community program that provides much-needed orthodontic care to children in Michigan. Most recently, her peers and patients selected her as a top orthodontist in Michigan, as seen in Hour Detroit Magazine.

In addition to managing our fantastic private practice, Dr. Teifer is an author, speaker, and was a guest professor at the University of Colorado, and lectured for Invisalign®.

Professional Affiliations

Staying current on state-of-the-art technology is incredibly important to Dr. Teifer, so she can provide you with the highest level of care. She attends continuing education courses and events, like the Invisalign Summit, throughout the year, so she is current on the latest treatments available.

Dr. T – Today’s Orthodontics Metro Detroit Orthodontist

Dr. Teifer is originally from Woodhaven, Michigan, but loves living in Plymouth, only two miles from her Canton practice and not too far from her Novi practice so that she can always be there when her patients need her!

At home, she has two Westie dogs named Lily and Spike, who always make her smile, and are also the office mascots! She also enjoys traveling with her husband, judging cheerleading, dancing, and aerobics, reading mystery novels, and hanging out with her sisters and her four nephews.

Dr. Teifer is active in her community, especially when it comes to judging cheerleading squads! She has been judging middle school and high school cheerleading since 2001. She’s judged for Plymouth-Canton-Salem, Northville, Novi, Livonia, and the surrounding school districts numerous times. She loves to help cheerleading teams improve because she was a state champion cheerleader in high school and a state championship cheerleading coach for Gibraltar-Carlson High School.

Meet The Founder, Dr. Nicole Teifer – Schedule Your Assessment Today!

To schedule your complimentary Today’s Orthodontics Smile Assessment, click here to use our convenient online form or call us at 734-454-9200. Your new patient appointment includes a review of your dental and medical history, a comprehensive exam with x-rays, a customized treatment plan, a discussion of your insurance and available payment plans, and a bonus FREE copy of one of Dr. Teifer’s books – your choice!

During your new patient appointment, we will make sure all of your questions are thoroughly answered – we always want you to be completely comfortable before beginning treatment. Call today – we can’t wait to help you achieve your best smile!

As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Canton, Livonia, Novi, and Woodhaven, MI, our team at Today’s Orthodontics also provides 5-star-rated orthodontic care to children and adults in Plymouth, Farmington Hills, Walled Lake, Trenton & Brownstown, MI, and surrounding areas.


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