(248) 352-0530

Dr. Howard L. Tingling DDS MS

Affordable, high-quality orthopedic care

Modern Facility

with new state of the art technology

Located in the Center of Southfield

Serving the community since 1979
Orthodontics Southfield MI Dr. Howard Tingling DDS

Welcome to the office of Dr. Howard L. Tingling

Dr. Howard L. Tingling DDS MS is a respected dentist with many years practicing in the specialty field of Orthodontics. As an orthodontist, he has undergone special advanced training to diagnose, prevent and treat dental irregularities.

We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as clear ceramic braces and panoramic digital imaging to ensure the most effective care possible. Serving the Southfield, Michigan community since 1979, our practice has been a trusted provider of high quality orthodontic care. You will love your results.

Request a consultation

What Is Orthodontics?

Our Services

Initial Consultation

Your initial orthodontic consultation will allow Dr. Tingling to address the reasons you are seeking an orthodontic consultation, answer any questions you may have and to determine if orthodontic treatment is indicated at this time. Should orthodontic treatment be deemed necessary, with your permission, we may proceed to the next step, which involves taking a complete set of diagnostic records. This includes a cephalogram, panorex, photographs and impressions for making dental casts. The next visit would be a consultation to discuss the treatment options.

To expedite the process, we ask that you complete the acquaintance forms you have received in the mail, or can be obtained on the link below, and bring them with you. Our office is located on the north side of Twelve Mile Road, between Evergreen and Lahser, in Southfield, Michigan. If you have any problems with directions, please see our interactive map for assistance.

Convenient Location

Serving since 1979. We pride ourselves in providing the best treatment possible while bearing in mind that every patient is an individual, whose comfort throughout the entire treatment process is of utmost importance!

Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
We also work on some Wednesdays.

The office of Dr. Howard Tingling is conveniently located at 20400 W. Twelve Mile Road, on the north side of the road between Evergreen DR and Lahser rD, in Southfield, MI. Map

Comfortable Office

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel appreciated! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. We have a very caring staff, with many years of experience, providing customized and quality care to our patients. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars in business management and patient care.

Orthodontic Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.

Using the latest in digital imaging technology, we will demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. Computerized treatment planning minimizes treatment times, recovery periods and the overall efficacy of your surgery. State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment. These advances in technology, procedures and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, thus allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery.

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. We will determine if orthognathic surgery together with comprehensive orthodontic treatment is the correct option for you.

Latest Techniques

Invisalign is one of the top brands for clear aligners, also known as clear-aligner treatment. They are orthodontic devices that uses incremental transparent aligners to adjust teeth as an alternative to dental braces.

New Technology

We utilize the latest technologies in orthodontic care. The Orthopantomograph® OP200 D is the most advanced system for standard and pediatric panoramic imaging.

Modern Facility

Etiam adipiscing quis adipiscing, elementum urna cursus! Montes egestas augue turpis! Enim elit, risus egestas mid. Integer? Adipiscing, habitasse dis! Massa nunc in sed sit dolor nec penatibus scelerisque? In! Cum vut hac tincidunt purus.

Aliquam integer integer magnis? Turpis scelerisque, vut odio, dolor! Amet porta nunc aliquet sociis sit adipiscing platea proin nisi nisi sit eros ut augue, lorem facilisis nisi.

Payment Options

It is our goal to provide our patients with affordable, high-quality and customized treatment! We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. Please ask us about financing options available to our patients. For your convenience, we accept Visa and MasterCard.

If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance. Remember that insurance policies vary, and we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action. Once treatment has started, we will file your claims for you.

To help us with your insurance filing, please complete the insurance questions on our questionnaire.

Please remember that orthodontic insurance is a benefit for you or your child. If, during the course of treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party is accountable for all unpaid charges.

Our Staff

Dr. Howard L. Tingling

Dr. Howard L. Tingling

Dr. Howard Tingling has been in practice since 1979. He received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1977 and M.S. degree in orthodontics from the University of Michigan in 1979. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 1993 and has done extensive postgraduate work at the Tweed Foundation in Tucson, Arizona. He is also required to do at least 60 credit hours of continuing dental education for each licensure period of three years.

Dr. Tingling taught at the University of Michigan graduate orthodontic department for eight years. He was an examiner in the specialty of orthodontics for the State of Michigan for six years and was appointed by the Governor to the Dental Specialty Task Force for four years, one year of which he was the chairman. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, Detroit District Dental Society, National Dental Association and the Wolverine Dental Society.

Close

Dr. Howard L. Tingling

Orthodontist
Wanda Sanders

Wanda Sanders

Office Manager since 1986

Close

Wanda Sanders

Office Manager
Marcia Gordon-Hamner

Marcia Gordon-Hamner

Orthodontic Assistant since 1982

Close

Marcia Gordon-Hamner

Orthodontic Assistant
LaTasha Pickett

LaTasha Pickett

Orthodontic Assistant since 2011

Close

LaTasha Pickett

Orthodontic Assistant
Jennifer Dalley

Jennifer Dalley

Orthodontic Assistant since 1987

Close

Jennifer Dalley

Orthodontic Assistant
Tracy Cook

Tracy Cook

Treatment Coordinator since 1997

Close

Tracy Cook

Treatment Coordinator
Liah Jemison

Liah Jemison

New Patient Coordinator since 2012

Close

Liah Jemison

New Patient Coordinator

Why Choose Us

24 Hour Emergency Service

1

Practicing Since
1979

2

Offering Comfort
Care Services

3

Invisalign Provider

4

Work with All
Insurance Plans

5

Flexible Payment Options

6

Request a Consultation

What Our Patients Say About Us

My daughter has been a happy patient of Dr. Tingling since 2012. He is personable, professional and affordable. During the initial consultation, Dr. Tingling provided us with a detailed explanation of my daughter’s treatment plan. I also appreciate the warm staff.

Michelle M. Southfield, MI

Contact Us

20400 Twelve Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 352-0530

Follow Us

Like Us On Facebook!