• Trenton Call: (734) 675.1170 | Fax: (734) 675.0688
  • Wyandotte Call: (734) 282.4100 | Fax: (734) 282.5420
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Established 1955

Information for Patients

Your Initial Appointment

When you call, our staff will explain your first orthodontic visit to you. We will schedule an appointment for you or your child to have a thorough, individualized examination with Dr. Lupini. Keep in mind that Dr. Lupini is also a special needs orthodontist who enjoys providing this service.

Please download, complete the patient information/health history form, and bring it to your first appointment. The patient history form is on our website OR come early to your appointment and complete it in office.

At the first visit to our Trenton or Wyandotte, MI office, Dr. Lupini will assess the patient's medical and dental history, discuss any concerns, and examine the patient's teeth and bite to determine if he/she would benefit from orthodontic treatment. If so, we will provide you with an overview of treatment options and the costs involved.

Orthodontic Records

At the first or a subsequent visit, orthodontic records are made to ensure a complete diagnosis and to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include photos of the patient's face and teeth, diagnostic impressions, and x-ray images of the teeth and jaws.

This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth are directed to a more desirable position under our care.

Consultation and Treatment

After Dr. Lupini has evaluated your records, he will review them with you and discuss your treatment in detail. Usually treatment will commence on the same day.

Regular Appointments

The appointment when you get your orthodontic appliances (dental braces, orthodontic expander, etc.) usually takes about one hour. You'll then be seen at regular intervals 4-6 weeks apart for adjustments, which take 15-30 minutes.

Patients are seen by appointment only. Please call 734-675-1170 in Trenton or 734-282-4100 in Wyandotte, or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Appointments are available:
Monday – Friday 7:45 am to 6:00 pm

If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us as soon as possible. You should only cancel your appointment if it is an emergency, to prevent any delays in treatment.

As the majority of our patients are of school age, it is impossible to see all patients after school. For this reason, longer appointments are scheduled in the mid-morning and shorter visits in the early morning and after school. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Patient Forms

Flexible Financing Options

The initial consultation to check teeth and bite, and to discuss treatment options, is free and you are under no obligation. If your child is not ready for treatment, we’ll see him or her every three months (at no charge) until we recommend starting treatment. Learn more


If you have insurance, we will help you determine the amount of coverage you have available. We accept most insurance plans and file the necessary paperwork for you. Coverage may vary and patients are responsible for copays.

We welcome patients from southeastern Michigan, Downriver including: Rockwood, Brownstown, Southgate, Gibralter, Gross lle, Woodhaven, Taylor, Wyandotte, Lincolon Park, and neighboring communities.

Patient Reviews

Of the people whose smiles I admire, I have asked 1 common question. "Who was your Orthodontist!" Overwhelmingly the answer has been Dr Lupini. That is inarguably the Greatest testimony for his work and the results that you also will receive!

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Get in Touch

Mon-Fri offers alternating 7:30-4:30, or 12-6pm appointments.
Please call our office to verify daily hours. We can be a little flexible to meet your needs.


Established 1955

John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.