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All About West Orange, NJ

West Orange was part of the Hackensack people’s territory for many thousands of years. The vangate point overlooking the valleys east to Manhattan made it strategically valuable for their warriors, just like it would later for Washington’s troops during the American Revolution. The Hackensack people were very hospitable to the struggling European settlers, but after many decades of territory disputes, the English purchased a large chunk of the land.

The first European to settle in what is now West Orange was Anthony Olive, a Dutchman who arrived in 1678. He started a farm in what is now Llewellyn Park. The territory that encompasses all of the Oranges broke off of Newark in 1806, then separated into four separate townships in the early 1860s. West Orange became a township again in 1980 to take advantage of federal aid available only to townships. One of the notable residents of West Orange was Thomas Edison.

My Orthodontist West Orange Location

We love serving the people of West Orange 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 West Orange 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 West Orange

A great place to visit in West Orange and bring the kids is The Waterfront, a beautiful park with a walking path and swan paddle boats. It’s a lovely little local paradise, but make sure to arrive early if you want a paddle boat, because they get claimed quickly! It’s a great spot for a family picnic.

Another cool local spot is the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, where you can tour the inventor’s original work spaces and take in exhibits on many of his inventions, from the well-known ones to the more obscure. Make sure to try out the audio tour!

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