Arlington Orthodontics
John Lindgren, DMD:
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Arlington Orthodontics
John Lindgren, DMD (Orthodontist)

Arlington, MA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Michael H. from Cambridge, MA (Source: Yelp)


At the age of 34 I decided to get braces. While searching for a orthodontist I came upon Arlington Orthodontics. It a small practice that has all the latest technology and the most amazing staff. I can’t thank Dr. Lindgren and the entire team that has helped guide me through the process over the last 2.5 years. From every adjustment to being honest and open about any questions or concerns I had, they were incredible. I would highly recommend you check them out if you are looking at getting braces no matter the age!

Michelle Willis (Source: Google)


Great practice overall- From the wonderful and accommodating reception staff in front to the very professional and pleasant Orthodontist and his assistants in the back. Clear outline of the financial plan and expected timeline for the process. My son’s smile is now perfect thanks to Arlington Orthodontics!

Tricia Hegner Walker (Source: Facebook)


We have brought our son here for a couple of years since his regular dentist referred him. We were immediately impressed by the entire team, especially Dr. Lindgren! Everyone is incredibly friendly, and Dr. Lindgren does such an excellent job of explaining everything. When our son was told he would be getting a palette expander, they sat us down and reviewed images of our son’s mouth as well as showing us how it would all work on a model set of teeth. Our son is very visual, and very curious, so this approach was perfect for him! They also explained very clearly the payment plan and next steps…no confusion whatsoever. The front desk is super friendly, and the assistants who do a lot of the imaging, fitting and removing of appliances are all very upbeat and willing to answer a million questions (again, we have a very curious kid!). We couldn’t be happier with this Orthodontics office!

Jill S. from Winchester, MA (Source: Yelp)


Arlington Orthodontics is a great place. My son has already completed phase 1 of braces with Dr. Lindgren and my daughter is half way through her braces right now. Dr. Lindgren is very personable, explains things well, and has been very accommodating the couple times we had emergency situations when the office was closed. All of the other staff members are very kind and professional. My kids feel very comfortable in the office, which is bright and clean and family friendly (books, puzzles in the waiting area and family friendly music playing.) I have recommended Dr. Lindgren to every family I know looking for an orthodontist! I also appreciate how Dr. Lindgren is active in the Arlington community (Halloween candy buy back program that supports the local elementary school’s PTOs; Town Day; and the Cause and Effect 5K run, for example.)

Meridale Baggett (Source: Google)


We could not recommend Dr. Lindgren more highly!! Arlington Orthodontics made the experience of palate expansion and braces remarkably positive for our 9 y/o. At the initial visit, Dr. Lindgren clearly outlined what our child needed and why, and all the steps required. Our child was a bit nervous, but Dr. Lindgren engaged and included him in the discussion, patiently answering his questions (and ours!) and putting him at ease. Everyone in the office, from the front desk to Dr. Lindgren to the dental assistants always made our child feel welcomed and comfortable, but also responsible for taking good care of his braces and teeth. He actually really enjoyed going for visits – and wearing his Arlington Orthodontics sweatshirt! On the few occasions where we had issues (wire popped out, etc) the office got us in quickly and took care of it. We will definitely return for orthodontics for our daughter.

Sarah M. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


We have been coming to Arlington Orthodontics for 8 months now. We chose Dr. Lindgren and his staff over several other offices because of the warm, welcoming atmosphere. Every appointment has been on time and professional. The staff is patient, friendly, and informative. We have had a great experience and share that with everyone who asks where we go for our braces!

Ilaria C. from Westfield, IN (Source: Yelp)


Great experience. My daughter is going through a series of expanders/braces/retainers which could really be overwhelming for an adult, let alone a child. Dr. Lindgren and his staff are making this process very smooth and stress-free. They are knowledgeable, kind, available and always ready to answer questions and provide explanations . I highly recommend this practice.

Kim Beer (Source: Google)


Arlington Orthodontics did a great job with my daughter’s braces. They are very professional, friendly and gentle. They were very responsive to appointment changes and urgent appointments to replace a bracket, etc. We highly recommend them for your braces treatment. Easy off street parking available as well. The office is exceptionally clean as well.

Gabrielle Geller (Source: Google)


Arlington Orthodontics has been great. My daughter has been going for about a year and a half. The staff is great and very professional and she looks forward to each visit. They give out sweatshirts which our daughter wears with pride. They have even helped rectify her finger-sucking issue. Through Covid, we have felt very comfortable and safe at their office. Highest recommendations!

Christine G. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lindgren and his team are wonderful. They are helpful and patient with my child. They always take the time to answer all her questions. The office staff are friendly & cheerful. It’s a nice, bright office.  Best of all, I have seen and marked improvement in my daughter’s teeth. Dr. Lindgren recommend a palette expander & habit breaker. Only 3 months and I can see an improvement. I am happy we chose this practice. I’d recommend it to my friends!

Juliette L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our daughters recently completed orthodontic treatment at Arlington Orthodontics with great results, so we wanted to sing their praises. Dr. Lindgren and his staff are friendly, professional, and highly skilled. They put us at ease throughout the process – nothing was ever surprising, scary, or painful. They were very flexible with our schedule, often accommodating us with simultaneous appointments. We also loved how high tech the treatment was. The kids enjoyed wearing their Arlington Orthodontics sweatshirts, and that they could choose their colored bands, win prizes, etc. – they were always excited to go. Arlington Orthodontics is also a local family, and a big supporter of the town of Arlington. They are the main sponsor of the Cause and Event race, and they do an awesome Halloween candy buy-back program which supports our local elementary schools, and troops overseas. We have already recommended them to many of our friends who have also elected to do treatment with them. If you are thinking about orthodontic treatment, we definitely recommend giving them your consideration. The Lauzon family

M G (Source: Google)


We couldn’t have picked a better orthodontist for something no parent or child looks forward to. Dr. Lindgren is an expert in his field. The dental and office staff are also amazing. I love how they always engage our son when we go in so he feels like this is his time and his team of experts. The office set up is also very comfortable. Everything is always done efficiently and quickly and there are no surprises. Our son had a pretty substantial crossbite. At 9 years old, we sought out Dr. Lindgren. Before his 10th birthday, Dr. Lindgren managed to transform his teeth into a beautiful smile. I’m so glad we went in when we did because there’s a limited window of opportunity to still address this issue in the top teeth while the upper palate is still malleable. It was very stressful at first but it ended up being a breeze in the end all thanks to these wonderful people at Arlington Orthodontics. I would highly recommend this practice if you are in need of an orthodontist. The orthodontist and the entire staff will take great care of you; and as I said, they are experts in their field!

Aleksandar Z. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


When our eldest needed an expander, we picked this practice as it was conveniently located. This was an important consideration for us because we realized we would be making multiple visits over the course of a treatment plan. We were very happy with the service and the outcome. We won’t hesitate to use them again if we needed to. This is a practice that is also a family business and we felt our family was very well treated.

Morgan C. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


These guys are great! My daughter had braces for approximately a year and a half and they just came off! Her teeth look wonderful and her bite looks just right. They were on time and on budget. From the beginning, everyone at the practice has been incredibly friendly, welcoming, and enthusiastic. They clearly love their work and their patients. They know our family so well, they even ask about my daughter’s dance activities, and about our dog! Dr. Lindgren is a true professional and the office is great. Kara and Gail are incredibly kind, and make all the kids there feel welcome. Highly recommended!!

Brendan L. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


I just finished my Invisalign treatment and couldn’t have asked for a better experience.  Dr. Lindgren and his staff are great!  Everyone is very friendly and helpful and genuinely seem to care about their patients.  The facility is beautiful and impeccably clean.  All of their equipment seems very new and modern.  I feel very lucky to have found them!

Robin V. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


My son was suggested for braces in 6th grade.  He is getting his braces off this month and has had a great experience with Dr. Lindgren and his staff.  The free parking in large lot behind the office is great.  The staff are pleasant and the clients get to sign in on their own, making my son feel independent and responsible for his appointment.  The staff make every effort to welcome their clients.  We highly recommend Arlington Orthodontics for young kids and I’ve notice a growing number of adults as well.  Very convenient location just next to Whole Foods in Arlington.

Ilwoo L. from Elmsford, NY (Source: Yelp)


I would definitely recommend Arlington Orthodontics. Dr. John Lindgren is extremely knowledgeable and graduated from one of the best Dental Schools. He is very approachable and explained things to me in a “non-doctoral” way. I was comfortable and I could tell that he genuinely cares about his patient’s oral health.

Peter Piepenhagen (Source: Google)


Both of our teenage sons had their teeth straightened at Arlington orthodontics. While having braces isn’t exactly fun, Dr. Lindgren and the rest of the staff took great care of our children and put them (and their parents!) at ease with the process. And the results were fantastic. The office was also great to work with in terms of scheduling and insurance. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing orthodontics.

Charlie Yi (Source: Google)


Today was the end of an amazing 2 year journey for my daughter starting at the age of 11. Dr. John and his staff are amazing and have always treated our daughter as if she were family. As a parent I can’t say enough about the communication and setting of expectations on appointments/follow ups and even emergencies. During the pandemic Arlington Orthodontics took the utmost attention for our daughter and patient safety. Thank you Arlington Orthodontics for taking such great care of us!!!

Elise D. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


Arlington Orthodontist is a welcoming environment with top of the line dental care and service. Even many of those who hate the dentist will be charmed by the kind nature of the hard-working professionals and cheery decorations. Everyone I asked before we decided to choose Arlington Orthodontists said it is a great place that takes good care of them and their kids. Overall, Arlington Orthodontists is good, family-friendly, well-managed place for your dental cleaning and care needs.

Chase C. from Wilmington, DE (Source: Yelp)


My permanent retainer (put in by a different orthodontist) recently broke and I wanted to get it looked at as quickly as possible to prevent long term issues. I called around everywhere in the Boston area, but no one could get me in for months. Arlington Orthodontics was very friendly on the phone and able to get me an appointment extremely quickly (same day!) Dr Lindgren was very kind and thorough in explaining my options. He was able to clean up the affected tooth to prevent any issues before I can get to my regular orthodontist back home for follow up treatment. Everyone in the office was professional, caring, and reassuring. Overall a wonderful experience!

Connor Galardo (Source: Facebook)


I started my treatment about a year and a half ago and Dr. Lindgren was very accommodating and was great through out the whole process. I was a special case because I commuted from Maine. In the end I am very happy with my new smile and I am grateful to have gone to Arlington Orthodontics.

Melissa DuBois (Source: Google)


We just recently started orthodontic treatment for my 2nd grader, and have been very impressed with Arlington Orthodontics and Dr. Lindgren. On the way to our appointment the other morning, my child told me “I actually *like* going to these appointments. Everyone is so super nice, and the office is so pretty I feel like we’re at a hotel”. Every single person there has been incredibly professional, kind, friendly, and have been so helpful in explaining each step in the process of treatment, payment, scheduling, etc, that I could not be happier. And after only a short time, my child’s overlapping teeth are starting to move into alignment. If you think your child might need help with any tooth alignment issues, I highly recommend this practice. Bonus that they have their own parking lot in back!

Deborah Woods (Source: Google)


Dr. Lindgren and his staff are absolutely the best. They are kind, considerate, wonderful to work with. Dr. Lindgren is amazing. He’s done a fantastic job with braces for both of my kids. He knows when intervention is necessary, and when to take a wait and watch approach. He never recommends more treatment than is needed. The staff are all so personable, and know all of their patients.

Man Ching C. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


We recommend Arlington Orthodontics whole-heartedly! Dr. Lindgren has a fantastic “chair-side” manner; the staff at Arlington Orthodontics is friendly, responsive, and professional. We started taking our 12 year old to see Dr. Lindgren to first correct for an overbite, and then eventually getting braces. At each stage of treatment, Dr. Lindgren’s easy manner communicated the problem and the steps needed. Whenever we have questions, the team is responsive and prompt, by email or by phone. Their kind manner is evident in how at ease the younger patients are. I have already been recommending Arlington Orthodontics to people who ask; I’m glad to do so on Yelp as well!

Kelly M. from Belmont, MA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lindgren was recommended to me by my dentist, Dr. Sarah Richardson, (also a 5-star). As an adult who never had braces, my teeth began shifting. To address the issue and stop the shifting, I choose Invisalign with Dr. Lindgren. I am so glad I did. He and his team do fabulous work and they are all rockstars! They are always professional, courteous, and make you feel at home. They are very comfortable working with adults and children, and I’ve been impressed with how they listen and talk with their patients. They explain everything, and they make sure that you feel at ease at all times in the chair. The team is even thoughtful about the structure of the appointment schedule, so that wait times are minimized. They always put the patient first.

Helen Z. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lindgren at ARLINGTON ORTHODONTICS is very professional, knowledgeable, smart and patient. Before I decided to work with Dr. Lindgren about 2 years ago, I also consulted two other doctors. Dr. Lindgren provided the best option. Within less than 2 years, I completed the process. I am so happy with the result. All clinic staff are super nice and very professional. I recommended my son to see Dr. Lindgren. After his visit, he told me people there are very nice. The facility is beautiful and clean.

Sreenivas G. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son got his braces done few months back. Dr Lindgren and staff did a wonderful job from the initial phase till the braces were put on. Very happy with the overall process and very flexible with payment options. Strongly recommend anyone getting braces. OH BTW we got a quote from another orthodontic, which was very pricy. I am glad and thanks to my friend who referred me to Arlington orthodontics

Tung Pham (Source: Google)


I lived in Boston but decided to go to Arlington to see Dr. Lindgren after doing extensive research and reading reviews. The service Dr. Lindgren and his team delivered was beyond my expectations. First, The team listened to all of my concerns, used cutting-edge technology (3D scan) to diagnose and then recommended the best course of treatment that came with a 3D model of the projected result. Second, the team closely monitored my progress to ensure that my teeth moved according to the plan, which was very crucial. I am currently almost at the end of the program but I am already seeing a drastic transformation in my smile that perfectly aligns with the initial projection. Not only my teeth improved cosmetically, Dr. Lindgren was also able to close some of the gaps that enhanced my dental health in general. Last but not least, the team made me feel welcomed and cared for throughout the entire treatment process. I highly recommend this orthodontic office for both the quality of service and the monetary values you get out of the package.

Jennifer Lubold (Source: Google)


I love Arlington Orthodontics! The team and Dr. Lindgren are amazing to work with as they took the time to answer all the questions I had throughout the process. The last few months of my treatment was during the covid-19 shutdown/restrictions and I felt extremely comfortable going to my adjustments because of the extra precautions the team took. My smile is better than I expected and I would recommend anyone, especially adults seeking braces, to seek your orthodontic treatment here.

Dani Q. from Burlington, CT (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lindgren and staff are wonderful! They made the Invisalign treatment a great experience from the first appointment to the very last.  The consultation appointment was very thorough and professional. Staff was always pleasant and welcoming, appointments were easy to book, and Dr. Lindgren was very attentive, checking each step of the way that my treatment was exactly what I wanted/expected.  I trusted the team so much that I decided to continue my treatment with them even after I moved out of the state. You won’t regret going here!

Brian J. from Belmont, MA (Source: Yelp)


I have been taking my son to Dr. Lindgren for orthodontics care. My son just finished treatment and his teeth look great. I highly recommend Dr. Lindgren. He is very personable and easy for my son to talk to. He is knowledgeable, professional, and pleasant, and he always answered my questions thoroughly. He was recommended by my son’s pediatric dentist. The office has been completely remodeled with all new equipment, so it is all new inside.

Julie F. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


It’s been a year since my braces came off, and I love my smile. I enjoyed my experience with Dr. Lindgren and his office. I opted for traditional braces, and the results are perfect. Everyone here is so friendly. I had a baby a year ago, and they were able to accommodate my pregnancy. When I got my braces off, my daughter was just a few weeks old and my husband introduced her to everyone. I had a final retainer check last week, and they asked about my daughter by name. Dr. Lindgren will help you achieve the smile you want, and I did not feel weird or awkward as an adult doing this again. When I went last week, the office is going above and beyond in times of Covid with safety precautions. Highly recommend this office for your dream smile.

Erin Lackaye (Source: Google)


We love Arlington Orthodontics. We first learned of the practice a few years ago during their yearly, Halloween candy buy-back program. Everyone was so friendly, and when it came time for braces, my son already felt comfortable in the office (he also loves the technology!). Dr. Lindgren and his team are knowledgable and patient, explaining each step of the process well, and are quick to respond to our phone calls when there are questions. We recommend the practice highly 🙂

Kris L. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough wonderful things about Arlington Orthodontics and Dr. Lindgren. I am really impressed with the quality of care my son “R” receives. My son is always seen on time and is in and out quickly without ever feeling rushed- a plus when you are towing along 2 other kiddos. It is conveniently located on Mass Ave in Arlington Center with free off street parking (right next to Whole Foods) and right by the bus stop. Dr Lindgren goes above and beyond to make sure “R” is comfortable and that I stay well informed. My son had an extra adult tooth which was blocking a few teeth from coming down. He gave us a referral to a fantastic oral surgeon in Wakefield. The communication between Dr. L, the oral surgeon, our dentist and myself has been excellent. Dr. L takes his time to explain everything he is doing to “R” and why–which I love. You can tell Dr. Lindgren is passionate about what he does. They are also extremely gentle when working in his small mouth-they even offer him chapstick. Dr Lindgren and his staff are friendly, patient, knowledgable and helpful. Arlington Orthodontics is as good as it gets. I like knowing that I am supporting a local family owned and operated business. However the most important thing is that my son actually enjoys going there, something I couldn’t say about my childhood orthodontist!