Meet Your Irving Orthodontist

At Ragan Orthodontics, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional orthodontic care to the Irving community. Our practice combines the latest orthodontic technologies with a friendly, welcoming environment to ensure the best possible care for our patients.

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Dr. Ragan has been in dentistry for over 25 years and has been in orthodontics for 23 years. He is passionate about using the most state-of-the-art technology to bring the best, smartest, and most appropriate care to you every day.


Dr. Michael (Mike) Ragan is a native of the Dallas area and graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School and Bishop Lynch High School.

He met his high school sweetheart and wife, Cindy, there. He received his Bachelor's degree from Baylor University, where he was a baseball
letterman for the Bears.


Dr. Ragan attended Baylor College of Dentistry, graduating with honors. He received his post-graduate training in orthodontics from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, serving as chief resident. Doctor Ragan is a guest lecturer as well as the past Alumni president at Nova.

Dr. Ragan attends local and national summits and conferences and gives training and lectures. He is also an international speaker on multiple subjects in orthodontics, including bite correction, airway, and sports dentistry. Check out the Where in the World Is Dr. Ragan section for more!

Orthodontist vs. Dentist: Understanding the Difference

Orthodontists and dentists both play vital roles in maintaining oral health, but their areas of expertise differ significantly. Orthodontists specialize in diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. They undergo additional years of specialized education focused on moving teeth and aligning jaws. Dentists provide general oral healthcare, including cleanings, fillings, and preventive treatments, but do not have the same level of training in orthodontic procedures. Seeing an Irving orthodontist for teeth straightening ensures expert care tailored to achieving optimal alignment and a healthier, more attractive smile.

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The Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment offers numerous benefits that extend beyond just achieving a straighter smile. Here’s how orthodontic care can enhance various aspects of your life:

Physical Benefits

Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Orthodontic treatment also alleviates jaw pain, improves bite function, and prevents excessive wear on teeth, ensuring long-term dental health.

Mental Well-being

A beautiful smile can significantly boost self-esteem and confidence. Knowing your teeth are straight and attractive reduces self-consciousness and anxiety in social situations, fostering a more positive self-image. The psychological impact of a great smile can lead to increased happiness and a better overall quality of life.

Social Interaction

An attractive smile makes a strong impression, helping you appear more approachable and friendly. This can enhance your social life, making it easier to build and maintain relationships. A confident smile can help you make meaningful connections with others and feel more comfortable in social settings.

Professional Success

In the workplace, a confident smile can enhance your professional image, making you appear more competent and confident. This is particularly beneficial in careers that involve frequent communication and interaction with clients, colleagues, or the public. A great smile can improve your communication skills and make you more effective in presentations and negotiations.

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Begin Your Transformation Today

Your journey to a healthier, more confident smile starts here. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. As your Irving orthodontist, our experienced team is ready to provide you with the personalized, expert care you deserve.