Jennifer Buchanan, DDS

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Jennifer Buchanan, DDS
BY Meredith Knight

These days more than ever, Dr. Jennifer Buchanan is feeling grateful. After 27 years at the helm of Dr. Buchanan Orthodontics, she’s watched her practice grow as young patients head off to college, marry, then return with their own children.

As October marks another Orthodontic Health Month, Dr. Buchanan welcomes patients of all ages — with her oldest patients being in their 80s — who understand that straightening their teeth is about more than a gorgeous smile. “Of course, we can make your smile everything you want it to be aesthetically,” Dr. Buchanan said. “But properly aligned teeth are also easier to keep clean and less prone to wear and breaking. Moving teeth into their proper position also opens up airways, so we’re able to eliminate snoring and sleep disruption.”

There’s yet another reason orthodontic treatment is popular at any age. Many of Dr. Buchanan’s older patients notice their smiles narrowing and collapsing, as they age. Damon Braces and Spark Clear Tooth Aligners can open up their smiles again, returning their face and jawline to a more youthful appearance for an instant facelift.

Orthodontic technology has come a long way during Dr. Buchanan’s 27 years in practice. Advanced Damon Insignia customized braces now allow her to completely customize treatment for each patient and to straight teeth without tooth extraction, jaw surgery, expanders, Herbst appliances, and headgear.

Dr. Buchanan Orthodontics is a fun place to visit with office contests and prizes. And Dr. Buchanan loves supporting her patients’ sports teams and other interests. She’s well known around the community for her many philanthropic endeavors, including an annual Shoes for Smiles fundraiser which this year provided 112 pairs of new shoes to Collin County Boys and Girls Clubs students.

Dr. Buchanan received the 2022 Great Texan Award for her dedication and service to the Boys and Girls Club for whom she also organizes toy drives, dental health education, and other fundraisers. She also involves her patients in honoring our national heroes since a portion of all treatment fees at Dr. Buchanan Orthodontics go toward paying off mortgages for wounded veterans in our area.

Advanced technology — like Damon Braces and Spark Clear Tooth Aligners — means fewer office visits and shorter overall treatment time. And Dr. Buchanan makes treatment more accessible with early morning and evening appointments. Find out more at MckinneyBraces.com.

Dr. Jennifer Buchanan wants to thank her patients for 27 years in practice and for helping her to — again this year — provide back-to-school shoes for local kids.

“My patients and the McKinney community never fail to respond when I ask them to support a worthy cause. Because of their generosity, these wonderful kids can participate in school athletics and learn all the lessons school sports can teach. I also want to thank Rack Room Shoes of McKinney for teaming up with us in this year’s shoe drive.”


6595 Virginia Parkway, Suite 100
McKinney, Texas 75071