This is about straight teeth.
But this is not about braces.

And it is definitely not about extractions.

Integrative Orthodontics is about more than just straight teeth...


We help you grow better now

So you can be better later

And stay better longer.

You see, crooked teeth are only part of the problem...

Here's what else to look for in your child...(Hover over the pix)


At the Raphael Center, we don't think crooked teeth are just inherited.  


Teeth come in crooked because of habits (there are four major ones).  Change these habits and the teeth can grow in straighter...often without braces at all.  Wouldn't that be nice?  


Plus, there are lots of health benefits to healthy habits.


Here's how we do it...

We teach kids healthy habits..., what doctor does that?

In a kid-friendly place...or at your home computer.

... nothing dental office scary here.

Using an easy to follow plan...

...with step by step instructions to follow at home.

Here's what we can do for your child.

When we address your child's mouth breathing and posture habits...just the basics, mind's what happens...

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Let's hear how Dr. Raphael says it...

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Less mouth breathing

Getting the lips to close and the tongue to rest on the palate changes facial growth for the better.

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Better facial profile

Good facial growth leads to a  more attractive face and the teeth can easily come in straighter.

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Better airway...

Good facial growth opens up the breathing spaces so you can sleep better, think clearer, and perform activities with less fatigue.

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Better breathing and sleep...

The way you breathe - day and night - affects your sleep, your mood, your behavior....everything!

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Straighter teeth...

And the icing on the cake is straighter teeth...naturally. No braces for this case.


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"His snoring has stopped and his teeth are really starting to move in the right direction and without braces... Dr. Raphael's done a great job of making it easy on Jimmy and us. "

Jimmy and Jim Gallagher

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"My boys just finished the program and I can only say amazing things about it.  The support we get from the team and the visits keeps our kids motivated. And the change from where they started to where they ended!…there’s just no words…the caring we get from everyone here made this experience so fabulous."

Collette Rude

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"Since we started the program, I’ve seen such a huge difference in Rebecca.  She used to keep her mouth open mostly at night and now she breathes through her nose and her lips a closed.  And of course, her teeth…such a change without braces…her teeth are beautiful now."

Svetlana Bromberg

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"Sometimes at the mall when we’re going places, I notice a lot of kids with open mouths and shows a lot."

Rebecca Bromberg

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"They were giving Gabriel more and more allergy medications and I said: No, there is something else going on...His jaw was so narrow and he was breathing through his mouth it was really affecting him. He was a mess. I was a mess.  He was going almost every year to the emergency room... But now, after the program, I don't panic so much because I know he's feeling better. "

Rocio Caberte

 "Dina needed a space saver in her mouth due to a pulled tooth. We were only looking to solve that problem but were told we could move her lower jaw forward. We went for it! 

 Her lower jaw definitely moved forward and her profile is certainly improved. She stopped thumb sucking and keeps her mouth closed.... Thank you for everything. We are happy with the improvement! I feel confident that the skills she learned will help her for life"

Esther Shlionsky


Yes, we are also a full-service orthodontic office that does:








Damon braces

Clear Aligners, including Invisalign and others

Mini-Screw Expanders (MSE, MARPE, Pin Expanders)

Surgically-facilitated Orthodontics Treatment (SFOT)

Adult Expansion and Opening Extraction Spaces

and all that good stuff.  

We have private practitioners on the campus that do:

  • TMJ Therapy

  • Airway Stabilization

  • Myofunctional Therapy

  • Craniosacral and Craniofascial Therapies

  • Chiropractic

  • Thermography

Dr. Raphael is a specialist in orthodontics (NJ Specialty Permit # 3684) and is widely regarded as a leader in this field.


Your first visit...

Since we look at more than teeth, there is a lot more information to gather before we decide if we're right for each other.

We want to know:

  • Your biggest concerns and goals

  • Your health history

  • Your sleep habits and quality

  • Your birth and feeding history

  • How well you breathe, night and day

  • How your jaws have grown

  • How well your tongue works in speaking, breathing, and swallowing

  • What your posture is like

  • The other professionals helping with this problem.

One of the aftermaths of the pandemic is that we try to do as much of this remotely from your home as we can.  You will begin with a phone discussion with our Treatment Coordinator.  She will help you gather this information and assemble the portfolio Dr. Raphael will use to assess your case.


Then when you come to our office for x-rays, 3-D video scans, and other tests, you can be here for a much shorter time.

Finally, you will meet with Dr. Raphael for an in-depth discussion of your situation and all the possible solutions.  Our broad-based service will allow you to choose the option that fits your needs and desires the best.


I'd like to make an appointment...

Thanks for reaching out!

The Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics

1425 Broad Street

Suite C

Clifton NJ 07013

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NJ Specialty # 3684