Meet Our Orthodontist, Dr. Jennifer Buchanan

Dr. Jennifer Buchanan began her practice in 1996 and has been creating winning smiles and supporting the McKinney community every since. Dr. Buchanan earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Science Education at the University of Texas at Austin, then went on to attain her DDS and Master’s Degree in Orthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry.

Along with her team’s concern for every patient and their shared commitment to bringing the latest in orthodontic technology to the practice, Dr. Buchanan’s sense of compassion reaches out beyond her office and into the community as a whole, where she is involved with local charities including Community Lifeline, Meals on Wheels, and the American Heart Association. Dr. Buchanan is the founder of Smiles Charity, which focuses on raising funds to build homes for severely wounded veterans, and since 2008 she has hosted the annual Smiles Charity Concert, a free outdoor festival that has become a McKinney institution (fan capacity is 20K fans).

Dr. Buchanan is a former board member of the McKinney Rotary club, McKinney ladies association, the McKinney education foundation and the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. Through both her practice and her deep involvement in civic organizations, Dr. Buchanan is proud to be a part of the thriving McKinney community and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to it. As for her profession, she says, “Being an orthodontist is rewarding in so many ways, but the best thing is creating smiles that last a lifetime!” Call her office for a free initial consultation!

Dr. Buchanan’s office is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology including:

  • Lythos 3D scanner (first orthodontist in the DFW area to take a digital impression eliminating the need for making impression models!)
  • Damon Smile Insignia Braces System (custom braces tailored to each individual patient)
  • I-CAT machine( 3-D imaging system produces 3-D images of teeth and jaws in seconds)

Recognition & Awards:

  • McKinney Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year – 2009
  • HGTV Community Crusader - 2010
  • Small Business of the Year - 2002
  • Best Orthodontist/FAVORITE ORTHODONTIST 10 times
  • Best Community Supporting Business 2015 
  • Community Builder Award-Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas 2016




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