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Smiles for Generations

We have created four generations of smiles

Ours is a long-standing commitment to our patients—one that has lasted over 75 years of combined experience creating smiles: Two generations of doctors and three generations of patients. Dr. William Thompson started this practice in Bradenton in 1960, and was joined by his son, Dr. Jeff Thompson, in 1985. Since then, our family has been passionate about creating awesome smiles for thousands of your families in the Bradenton, Lakewood, Sarasota, Palmetto, and Ellenton communities.

Welcome to Orthodontic Specialists


Thank you for visiting Orthodontic Specialists! We believe that orthodontics is much more than just straightening teeth. In fact, our goal is to provide you the ultimate in patient education and service in a fabulous environment, while creating an unbeatable smile, personal confidence, and the excellent dental health you deserve ... forever!

Our mission is to provide you the very best in every facet of your orthodontic care. From our fantastic, comfortable Bradenton offices and top-notch equipment to the gorgeous smiles we create for you and your family, you will see we are like no other medical office you have ever experienced. No matter what your age, Dr. Jeff Thompson wants to make you feel at home the first time you walk in our door. We don’t have an A, B, or C plan, but believe in only one level of care: Premiere.

Dr. Thompson Top 1% of Invisalign® Providers in the Country!


With so many orthodontic treatment options available today, there has never been a better time to get the smile you’ve always wanted. We offer several types of braces, such as clear braces, AcceleDent® Aura, and Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Thompson’s Invisalign training and experience has put Orthodontic Specialists among the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the country!

Located in the Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and South Tampa Bay areas, our talented orthodontist and staff combine state-of-the-art treatment and techniques with personalized, friendly attention. The result? Treatment plans as unique as our individual patients and as effective and efficient as technology allows us to achieve your exceptional smile. We want to make a difference in people’s lives and believe we do that every day!

In Tribute to Dr. William J. Thompson

Past President of the American Board of Orthodontics

Dr. William Thompson made tremendous contributions to the Bradenton community for 42 wonderful years before retiring in 2001. He was much loved by all, and made a great impact on thousands of patients’ lives by providing exceptional orthodontic care. He was a true innovator and pioneer.

His love and passions were Darrol, his wife for 61 years, his faith in God and orthodontics. Now that he is beside his father with a deserved retire and complete resume, we find peace that comes from knowing his freedom and we are thankful we shared his time on earth. Many friends and colleagues grew from his wisdom and knowledge, which he graciously shared. A special thanks to everyone for those lasting memories and all the support over the years. 

Never to be forgotten because he touch and helped so many: that's what he loved and what great men do!

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Patient Testimonials

“I have battled all my life with dental problems and along the way had run into offices who did not treat me well due to the condition of my teeth, and a couple even refused to treat me. I am lucky and very blessed to have had the opportunity to be treated by your office!” — Carrie M.
“We will continue to recommend your orthodontic services to all our family and friends as we feel Dr. Jeff is the best!!!! Your care, concern, passion, and expertise for your profession is amazing and we will never forget what you have done for our children.” — The Rahn Family
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