Who We Are

Our Mission

Wardlaw Orthodontics provides unsurpassed patient care, resulting in beautiful smiles and lasting relationships.

Our Values

The strength of our orthodontic practice lies in the relationships that we make. It is my opinion that special things happen when patient, staff and doctor share a bond based on trust and admiration. I believe that this environment makes us different. There are a lot of providers that offer orthodontic treatment. In choosing that provider a patient has much to consider. Obviously, a doctor’s competence and ability to deliver a beautiful smile is important. Equally important is a well qualified and friendly staff that supports this goal. You will find that our office has been designed to maximize patient comfort in a warm, inviting way.

To best take care of our patients, I completed an orthodontic residency following dental school. I have sought and received Board Certification from the American Board of Orthodontics. This certification includes a written examination and case presentation to the board. Also, I recently completed a Master’s Program and two fellowship programs in Invisalign® Treatment. Orthodontics is all I do. My training is what makes a difference.

Our staff and I enjoy a relationship based on friendship, trust and respect. The strength of that relationship makes a difference in how we care for our patients. A number of our team members have been in the practice for over 25 years. Their presence and that of our entire team creates the special relationship that our patients enjoy and comment on in their reviews of our practice. Patients expect for their appointments and treatment to add value to their lives. It is our intention to deliver upon that expectation.

We invite you to become a part of our practice family. We will take care of you and your orthodontic needs. Being different. Making a difference in our practice and our community. It’s what we do.

“Atmosphere matters. When a patient arrives at our practice they are warmly greeted. My staff and I go to great lengths to get to know our patients and have them get to know us. Developing strong relationships encourages better communication, which culminates in better treatment results.”

Why Choose Wardlaw Orthodontics? Our Journey to Expertise

“In 2017 I made a commitment to become an expert in the delivery of Invisalign®, clear aligner treatment. As an orthodontic specialist, I intended to be able to treat the vast majority of patients with this system. There are a number of Internet “Do It Yourself” systems as well as some dental providers that “dabble in Invisalign®” and have achieved less than desirable results. This, in turn, creates questions in patients’ minds as to the effectiveness of clear aligners. In our practice we are achieving beautiful results in difficult, moderate and simple orthodontic cases.
Invisalign® is the most esthetic and efficient aligner system that is available anywhere. The clear advantages include:
  • Discreet, almost undetectable
  • Greatly enhanced oral hygiene during treatment
  • Greatly reduced appliance breakage, resulting in fewer inconvenient repair appointments
  • Fewer total office appointments
  • Reduced total treatment time
  • Virtually no dietary restrictions

Education and experience matters

2018-Completed Invisalign® Masters course
2019-Completed Aligner Intensive Fellowship X
2020-Completed Aligner Intensive Fellowship XI
2022 Orthodontic Mini Residency in Clear Aligner Technique

In addition to completing a Two year orthodontic residency following dental school, I have completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in Invisalign® treatment. That is what sets our practice apart from others. Since 2018 we have achieved Invisalign® Diamond+ status as one of the top 1% providers worldwide.

Our training and treatment experience are what makes it possible for us to deliver beautiful smiles in an almost invisible way. This is what our patients want. This is what we deliver.

Come say yes to Invisalign®.
We already did!

About Dr. Wardlaw

Dr. David Wardlaw, known as “Dr. David” to most of his patients, focuses on providing clinical excellence and great results in a pleasant and positive environment. Dr. David grew up in Little Rock and followed in his father’s footsteps to become an Orthodontist. He attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery and then went on to specialize in Orthodontics at Washington University in St. Louis. Upon graduating in 1989, he joined his father, Dr. Fay Wardlaw, at Wardlaw Orthodontics. His father retired in 1997, and Dr. David has been treating patients as the sole orthodontist at Wardlaw Orthodontics ever since. Dr. David is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, the highest level of orthodontic certification! This is an achievement reached by only 1 in 3 orthodontists.

Dr. David and his wife, Susie, reside in Little Rock, where they raised three sons: Scott, Win and Robert. He enjoys exercising, duck hunting and weekends spent with his family at Lake Ouachita.

Meet Our Team

Our team, representing a combined 200 years of orthodontic experience, is our greatest asset. Each team member is committed to making your experience in our practice second to none. We are all friendly, outgoing, positive, caring and very well-versed in our areas of expertise. We admire and respect each other. We are family. This practice culture contributes to an atmosphere our patients enjoy throughout the course of their treatment. We invite you to join our practice family: The Wardlaw Orthodontics Family.

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Office Coordinator

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Appointment Coordinator

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Registered Dental Assistant and Marketing Coordinator

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New Patient Coordinator and Registered Dental Assistant

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Registered Dental Assistant

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Registered Dental Assistant

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Lab technician and Registered Dental Assistant

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Registered Dental Assistant

Community Commitment

Here at Wardlaw Orthodontics we go above and beyond what is expected of us. We believe that community is everything. This is why we strive to be involved and give back to those who have given so much to us. See what we have been up to in the neighboring communities!


  • Baptist Preparatory School
  • Beebe High School
  • Bryant High School
  • Baker Elementary School
  • Cabot High School
  • Catholic High School for Boys
  • Christ Lutheran School
  • Christ the King School
  • Central Arkansas Christian School
  • Forest Heights STEM Academy
  • Holy Souls School
  • Immaculate Conception School
  • Little Rock Christian School
  • Miss Selma’s School
  • Mount St. Mary’s Academy
  • Pulaski Heights Middle School
  • Robinson Middle School

Community Organizations

  • Holy Souls School Field Day
  • C.A.R.E.
  • Rexfest
  • Taste of “T” Street
  • Catholic High School 5k
  • Winfest-(Benefits the Winston Penn Wardlaw Memorial Scholarship Program at Catholic High)
  • goMile (Benefiting The Winston Penn Wardlaw Memorial Scholarship Program at Catholic High)
  • Robinson Performance Hall
  • Miss Arkansas Teen
  • Rock Solid Elite Cheerleading
  • Christ Lutheran Church
  • Christ the King Catholic Church
  • St. Edwards Catholic Church

Winfest and Win’s Scholarship

This article appeared in the Cicerone, the Catholic High School Newspaper. Thank you to those that made Winfest such a fun and successful event.