UPWard Orthodontics - Houghton MI Orthodontist Darin Ward - NOW is Your Timie to Smile!

Helping You Live Life Smiling

Orthodontics for Kids & Adults in
Houghton, Hancock, and the Keweenaw Peninsula

Have More Confidence

A smile you love gives you and a positive attitude and self-image.

Make More Connections

You are less self-conscious, have more positive interactions, and make more friends

Create More Opportunity

The confidence when you have a smile you love opens doors in life

It Just Takes 3-Steps to Begin to Live Life Smiling


Initial Exam

Dr. Darin will meet with you and your child, determine if orthodontic treatment is the best next step, and answer all your questions.

We take the time to get to know the human being that’s attached to the teeth


Learn about treatment options

We present you up with all of your options, including no treatment. We will give you an individualized plan to address your unique concerns and fit treatment into your schedule and budget.


Get a smile you love

We will set up a schedule of treatment, usually appointments every 6-8 weeks. As you progress with treatment, you (or your child) will see your confidence grow as you get a smile you love.

Get started today, because now is your time to smile

meet dr darin ward

We live, work, and play right here in Houghton!

Skip the 95 mile drive. Avoid having your teeth extracted and your face retracted.

Dr. Darin and his team provide a highly specialized approach to orthodontics that is focused on preventing invasive procedures, such as extractions, headgear or surgery. The UPWard Ortho approach combines different orthodontic techniques and rest oral posture training to help patients achieve their uniquely beautiful smile, and also to address critical life-long health issues with a holistic view of proper facial growth and development and proper oral rest posture.

At UPWard Ortho, we know from experience that every patient is different, and you can be sure that Dr. Ward will provide you with a specialized treatment plan that fits your specific desires, needs, and goals.

Learn more about our approach and our services »

Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee

To our valued client

We understand that orthodontic treatment is a considerable investment. This is why we offer you a lifetime satisfaction guarantee for comprehensive orthodontic treatment (YES, I said lifetime satisfaction guarantee – MY lifetime, not yours!)

If you ever require orthodontic treatment again, after we straighten your permanent teeth, even if re-treatment is necessary because you didn’t wear your retainers, we will straighten your teeth again for FREE. You will never pay for the cost of braces or aligners twice in our office.