All About Paterson, NJ

The area of Paterson was previously inhabited by the Lenape people and called the Lenapehoking. It was claimed as New Netherlands by the Dutch, then the Province of New Jersey by the British. Alexander Hamilton’s Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.) founded Paterson, which became the cradle of the industrial revolution in America.

The town gets its name from William Paterson, a signer of the Constitution, Governor of New Jersey, and signer of the 1792 town charter. The 77-foot high Great Falls were harnessed through a system of water raceways to power the area’s mills until 1914, helping the city grow. It once included dozens of mill buildings and other manufacturing structures across a range of industries.

Paterson is home to many sites on the National Register of Historic Places, from museums and civic buildings to churches, historic residences, and more. History buffs will definitely enjoy checking them out.

My Orthodontist Paterson Location

We love serving the people of Paterson and helping them achieve their properly aligned smile goals. Whether that means traditional metal braces to treat a complex orthodontic problem or low-profile clear aligners to treat something simpler, we can help. We also help patients who are in the retention phase of their treatment. Check this map if you need directions to our Paterson location, or you can learn more about us on our business page.

If you aren’t sure which type of braces is best for your situation, we’re happy to help you find out at an initial consultation. We will determine what kind of treatment your smile will need. Traditional braces with metal wires and brackets are often still the best option for complex cases, but many patients are good candidates for treatment with clear ceramic braces, lingual braces, or Invisalign.

Explore Paterson

The Great Falls that built Paterson are now the centerpiece of Great Falls National Park. The waterfalls are beautiful and there’s a small park area from which to view them. Make sure to check before you go whether the walking bridge over the falls is open.

If you’re in the area, you can’t miss a trip to The Castle. Lambert Castle is a late-Victorian mansion of silk magnate Catholina Lambert. It’s particularly beautiful to visit during the holiday season. There are three floors to explore with amazing architecture and exquisite collections. It’s a wonderful piece of local history.

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