Philadelphia orthodontist Dr. Andrew Appel was born and raised in Philly, and as the son of Dr. Steven Appel, he’s always been a familiar face here at the office. Dr. Andrew has wanted to be an orthodontist since he was 7 years old, and in July 2013 he officially joined our team. He received his undergraduate from Pennsylvania State University. Then he graduated summa cum laude from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an honor society that recognizes excellence in dental school graduates. He has a certificate in orthodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Andrew had orthodontic work himself as a child, so he knows how it feels to sit in the chair. “I can understand the many emotions and attitudes that my patients might have toward their treatment,” he says. “Recognizing a patient’s feelings is what helps me partner with patients to achieve our goal of a creating a great new smile.”