About Us

Thanks for visiting the website of Resler Orthodontics, the specialty practice of Richard Resler Jr., and Tracie Resler, where our mission is to create beautiful, healthy smiles that improve oral health, encourage personal confidence, and transform lives. For more than 40 years, Resler Orthodontics has been a respected provider of the finest quality orthodontic care for patients in the Saginaw Bay region. We are dedicated to working with you and your family in order to provide a fun, convenient, exciting orthodontic experience, and we pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with our patients as well as our community.

Orthodontic Treatments You Can Trust
At Resler Orthodontics, we are proud to offer outstanding orthodontic care for patients of all ages. From the moment you enter our office, you will feel the friendliness and compassion of each of our staff members and will be impressed by their professionalism and desire to serve. Our doctors combine excellent credentials with exceptional rapport to make getting braces a pleasant experience, and they spend time with every patient to identify the unique concerns, desires, and expectations related to your orthodontic treatment.

Meet Our Doctors

I love meeting new people every day and seeing our adolescent patients transform throughout the duration of their orthodontic treatment. I enjoy the differences and unique challenges and situations that we address in each individual’s life and orthodontic care. I truly love learning; no day ever passes without me learning something new from our patients, and I do my very best to ensure that each and every patient has an enjoyable and engaging experience before, during, and after orthodontic treatment.

I essentially “grew up” within the practice of Resler Orthodontics and watched my father, Dr. Resler Sr., provide the highest level of individualized care for the families of the Saginaw community from the time that I was a young boy. I had various jobs in the office throughout my youth and young adulthood that taught me the foundations of orthodontics from a very early age, and I am extremely grateful for that experience and exposure that helped to ultimately prepare me for my career as an orthodontist today.

Education And Continuing Education
After graduating from Heritage High School in 1996, I attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 2000. I continued on to the Medical University of South Carolina, where I earned my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2004. My Master of Science degree and Certificate of Orthodontics were received at Temple University School of Dentistry in 2006. I exclusively practiced orthodontics for three years at Temple University and have been in private practice with Resler Orthodontics for over ten years.

Professional Memberships
I stay very active in continuing education in order to keep up to date on diagnosis and treatment procedures as well as emerging medical conditions and their treatments as related to orthodontics. Technology has dramatically changed the field of orthodontics over the last ten years, and staying current with this technology allows us to optimize treatment results and minimize treatment time and discomfort. Since so much of orthodontics is related to beauty and esthetics, it is imperative that we focus on continuing education in relation to the patient’s appearance as a whole rather than their teeth alone. I further my orthodontic education with memberships in the Schulman Study Group, the Progressive Study Club, and the Northern Michigan Orthodontic Study Club.

Professional Organizations
To aid in furthering my continuing education, I am also a member of the Temple University Orthodontic Alumni Association, the Medical University of South Carolina Alumni Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, the Michigan Dental Association, the Saginaw Valley District Dental Society, and the Saginaw County Dental society. I have also been certified by the State of Michigan Board of Orthodontists.

In The Community
I am lucky to have grown up and to now live and work in a community that is made up of such great people. Our office sponsors local sports teams, and we are involved in multiple school related events and fundraisers, such as the Heritage Hawktion. We have supported the Saginaw Children’s Museum and the Children’s Zoo, and I have personally been a Special Olympics Special Smiles dental screener. I have held a position on the board of the Saginaw District Dental Society for five years. My wife and I also attend and support Hopevale Church.

Outside The Office
I am a proud native of Saginaw, Michigan, and, after having to leave the area to pursue my education, I returned to Saginaw with my wife and co-worker, Tracie. We have now lived here once again for over ten years. During that time, we have welcomed two wonderful boys into our family, Greyson and Easton, as well as one Portuguese Water Dog, Bear. I truly value my time at home with my wife and our two young sons. I also love all four of the beautiful seasons that we are so fortunate to experience here in the state of Michigan and thoroughly enjoy the different activities associated with each, especially biking, skiing, hunting, snowmobiling, boating, golfing, and visiting the many sites of my home-state.

I have known that I wanted to be an orthodontist since I was eight years of age, at which time I excitedly began my first phase of orthodontic treatment. I was always extremely passionate about science, medicine, and helping and healing people, yet I also loved drawing, designing, and using my hands to express my creativity. As an orthodontist, I am able to be an artist of sorts by giving patients unique and beautiful smiles while using my knowledge of dentofacial orthopedics and oral health to provide them with dentitions that are both functional and beneficial to their entire well-being. I genuinely take pleasure in getting to know each and every patient on a professional as well as a personal level, and I especially enjoy the opportunity to work with children and young adults to positively cultivate their developing self-images and esteems.

Education And Continuing Education
I attended Columbia College in Columbia, SC, where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in biology in only three years and graduated with the academic distinction of summa cum laude and served as the valedictorian. I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 2004 and continued on to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where I earned my Orthodontic Certificate and completed my Orthodontic Specialty Residency. I exclusively practiced orthodontics for three years during my residency at Vanderbilt University and have been in the private setting, providing excellence in orthodontic care, ever since.

I am a firm believer in the vital significance of continuing education and am therefore a member of the Northern Michigan Orthodontic Study Club as well as the Schulman Study Group, in which I interact and share orthodontic treatment techniques, philosophies, and related ideas with other orthodontists representing the local region, the broader nation, and numerous countries abroad.

Professional Memberships
I am also a member and advocate of the Medical University of South Carolina Alumni Association, the Vanderbilt University Orthodontic Alumni Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, the Michigan Dental Association, the Saginaw Valley District Dental Society, and the Saginaw County Dental society.

In The Community
I have contributed to and participated in numerous fundraisers and events benefiting the United Way of Saginaw, the Junior League, Saginaw Children’s Museum, Children’s Zoo, Saginaw Art Museum, and Hopevale Church and am continually involved with a variety of activities promoting the high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools of our invaluable local community.

Outside The Office
I was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and I lived along the coast of South Carolina for my entire early life before moving to Nashville for my orthodontic specialty residency at the age of 24. I am therefore a true southern girl at heart! I met Dr. Rich Resler, Jr while attending dental school in Charleston, where we began dating, and our relationship continued through our orthodontics residencies and ultimately brought me here to Saginaw, Michigan, where Dr. Resler, Jr spent his young life and where his father, Dr. Resler, Sr, started his own orthodontic practice over 40 years ago. I have lived in the beautiful Great Lakes Bay area for almost ten years and have found many things to love about the state of Michigan. Dr. Rich Resler, Jr and I celebrated our marriage in 2008, and our family has since grown to include two amazingly adorable boys, Greyson and Easton, and a Portuguese Water Dog, Bear. When I am not practicing orthodontics, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and doing anything related to the beach or the sun, but most importantly, I cherish my time with my family and savor every moment of being a mother!