Bus Spotlight: Cottingham Orthodontics: Creating New Smiles Close to Zionsville

When talking about the highly personal level of dental services provided by Cottingham Orthodontics, Dr. Karen Cottingham makes clear they approach ortho services as a family affair. “The kids that come to our office are not just patients, we treat them as if they were our kids,” stressed Dr. Karen Cottingham of Cottingham Orthodontics, with just a trace of her Alabama roots sneaking through in her voice.

A graduate of Indiana University’s residency program, Dr. Cottingham practices in Northwest Indianapolis (off I-465 and 38th Street), and Avon. A quick 15-minute drive from Zionsville, Cottingham Orthodontics offers free new patient consultations. Once you’ve met Dr. Cottingham and her staff you’ll realize what a comfortable, friendly and fun place it is. “People really appreciate our experienced staff,” said Cottingham. “They come to us because of italic us.”

“At Cottingham Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on quality care and attention to detail for every patient,” said Dr. Karen Cottingham, Cottingham Orthodontics. Photo by Asrar Burney

Most team members are long-time employees who clearly love their work. Perhaps it’s the positive atmosphere, or the deep commitment each woman feels for the practice. “We are highly effective and yet very respectful of your time. We have varied hours daily with extended hours on school days,” pointed out Cottingham.

The practice has embraced technology, with an interactive website (www.CottinghamoOrtho.com) where you can manage your account and make payments. Appointment reminders are sent out via text and email, and before/after photos are posted on the Facebook page, along with tips from the doctor.

Concerned about your insurance coverage? Dr. Cottingham is committed to customized treatment plans and accepts most insurance plans, which often have a lifetime maximum. She works with patients to achieve a balance between treatment time, cost, and benefits to get the desired results. “If I don’t have to put braces on a child twice – once when he/she is 8 years old and again as a teenager – I don’t. In most cases, I can treat a child with braces very effectively one time and save the patient and parents additional time and money,” said Cottingham.

Dr. Cottingham clearly loves what she does. While she is known to referring dentists for her technical proficiency and excellent care, she feels most of her patients – kids and adults alike – come because they love the enjoyable environment and happy people. “We believe that orthodontics is more than a clinical service, it’s a relationship,” she said. “One of our patients, Hanna Elliott, was voted best smile in the graduating senior class at Zionsville High School. I take great pride in the quality of my work, so I was happy to hear that everyone recognized it in Hanna’s smile!” enthused Cottingham.

Cottingham Orthodontics offers it all: excellent patient care, superior customer service and convenience, all within a 15-minute drive of Zionsville.

Contact Information Box: (if possible):
Karen L. Cottingham, D.M.D., M.S.D.
Cottingham Orthodontics
3916 Shore Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46254
317-299-0576 or 317-272-4713

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