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The Best Orthodontists in Nashua, NH

The doctors at Orthodontic Association of New England are some of the top orthodontists in the area. Specializing in metal braces, ceramic braces, Incognito hidden braces and Invisalign clear aligners the doctors and their outstanding staff will find the right treatment plan for you.

Dr. James R. Metcalf, D.M.D., M.D.S.

Dr. MetcalfDr. Metcalf has been in private practice as a specialist in orthodontics for over 25 years with offices in both Chelmsford and Nashua, MA. He is a State University of New York, College at Oswego graduate with a bachelor of arts. During his time there before getting his general practice residency at Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester, he was involved in following:

  • Elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • National Dental Honor Society
  • Commendation from Dean Edward J. Forest for patient care
  • American Association of Orthodontists Award at Graduation

Dr. Metcalf was extremely involved in his graduate program at the University of Pittsburg. His Master’s thesis was a review of literature, appropriate research and analysis of data for thesis entitled "A Study to Compare and Standardize Differences in Treatment Times When Treating Dental Class II Division I Malocclusions." In addition to receiving a Certificate as a Specialist in Orthodontics he also received a Master of Dental Science Degree for his research and thesis. His other notable highlights are as follows:

  • Three-year Graduate Orthodontic Program
  • Early Interceptive Treatment
  • Conventional Orthodontics
  • Orthopedic Treatment
  • Surgical Treatment of Adult Cases
  • Undergraduate program and graduate program teaching experience

He is currently an active member in the following professional societies:

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • New Hampshire Dental Society
  • Greater Lowell Dental Society – Past President
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontics

Dr. Metcalf prioritizes focusing on the cutting edge of orthodontic clinical research. 3M Unitek Corporation, a leading research, design and manufacturer of orthodontic products extended an invitation to partner with them in their clinical research and development of their Intraoral Digital Scanner. This included being part of 3M's clinical digital "impressionless" studies of real time digital study models and orthodontic appliances. Dr. Metcalf is one of three orthodontists worldwide to pioneer this digital orthodontic research study. It is a great honor for him to play such a vital role in the advancement of digital orthodontics, which will one day eliminate the need for orthodontic impressions.


Dr. Metcalf has been in private practice as a specialist in Orthodontics for over 25 years with offices in both Chelmsford, MA and Nashua, NH. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for over 35 years and reside in New Hampshire. They have two children, a son, Jeffrey and a daughter, Jennifer. Now that their children are grown and have moved out on their own, he and Cindy enjoy their three dogs and two cats, all adopted from local animal shelters. Dr. Metcalf has been elected a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. In his spare time you will find Dr. Metcalf fishing or woodworking.

Dr. Alana Bednarz, D.M.D.

Dr. MetcalfOur practice is very lucky to have Dr. Alana Bednarz who grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire and attended Bishop Guertin High School. Having her as part of the team is a great honor. Along with Dr. Metcalf, she is in love with the dental field and she brings amazing energy to the office.

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts with her bachelor’s degree
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Completed specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Tufts.
  • Active Member of the American Dental Society (ADA)
  • Active member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)


When Dr. Bednarz isn’t pursuing her dream in the dental field, she is spending time with her family and friends, running, and baking.

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Our doctors love their loyal patients but also love meeting new ones! If you are in the Hollis or Amherst area, we would love to see you in our Nashua, NH office in the near future. Request an appointment today!