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Dr. Waxler &  Dr. Cavanaugh

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Century Orthodontics was established in 1896. The practice was handed down from one distinguished orthodontist to another. Dr. Waxler is the 7th in line and Dr. Cavanaugh is the 8th. Our doctors consistently participate in continuing education to stay up to date on the latest procedures and technologies in the orthodontics. We are proudly one of the first offices in the country to offer Invisalign.


"Dr. Waxler and Dr. Cavanaugh are outstanding!" Tara H.

"Dr. Waxler and Dr. Cavanaugh are outstanding!" Tara H.

Even after many years of practice, Dr. Waxler is still excited about giving patients a great experience! Dr. Waxler, who is a native of Massachusetts, received his B.S. degree in Engineering from Tufts University. After getting his dental degree (D.M.D.) from Washington University School of Dental Medicine, he enrolled in the graduate orthodontic program at St. Louis University where he received a master’s degree in Orthodontics (M.S.). After spending six years in Missouri, Dr. Waxler decided to stay in St. Louis and went into practice with Dr. Michael Matlof. In 1996, Dr. Waxler and Dr. Matlof had the singular opportunity to take in an associate, Dr. Jeffrey Cavanaugh, who had been one of their patients years earlier. With three doctors, the practice was renamed Century Orthodontics in recognition of 100 years of continuous practice in St. Louis!


Dr. Waxler was one of the first doctors in the country to adopt the Invisalign system of clear braces and has given numerous continuing education courses on its use to local dentists. He is the orthodontic consultant for The State of Missouri Medicaid Program, serves on the Missouri State Dental Advisory Board, and is an associated professor of orthodontics at the new Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health.   He helped found the St. Louis chapter of Smiles Change Lives, a charity that provides low cost orthodontic care for needy children.  


Dr. Waxler and his wife Jill have three grown children, David, Daniel, and Jenny along with a granddaughter Evan and her brand new twin sisters: Isla and Elodie! In his spare time, he enjoys biking, skiing, indoor rock climbing, gardening, and reading. He also indulges his creative side by making "found object" sculptures.

Meet Dr. Robert Waxler!

Dr. Cavanaugh was born and raised in St. Louis. His first orthodontic experience was as a patient of Dr. Matlof and Dr. Waxler! Dr. Cavanaugh attended the six year-B.A./D.D.S. Program at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, earning a degree in biology and his dental degree in 1994. During summer breaks of dental school, Dr. Cavanaugh had the opportunity to work for Dr. Matlof and Dr. Waxler as an orthodontic assistant, further reinforcing his desire to follow their career path. He continued his training at UMKC finishing his orthodontic residency in 1996. He then had the opportunity to join the practice that same year.


Outside of practice, Dr. Cavanaugh is very involved with organized dentistry. He is currently a member of the board of the Delta Dental Health Theatre on Laclede’s Landing and served as president for two years. The theatre provides dental education for children, especially those who have little access to dental care. Dr. Cavanaugh is on the board of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation and served as president!


Dr. Cavanaugh and his wife Linzi met in dental school. Linzi practices general dentistry in Frontenac as an associate of Dr. Doxey Sheldon. They have four children: Margaret, Katherine, Ryan, and Joseph. Dr. Cavanaugh spends all of his free time with his family helping to coach his children’s teams and attending their other activities and school events. Dr. Cavanaugh has served as co-president of the PTO at Fairway Elementary when the school was first opened in 2004.

Meet Dr. Jeffrey Cavanaugh!

Our doctors pride themselves on being punctual. Very seldom will we run late on your appointments! We understand that time is valuable and want to make sure we respect your time.

We Respect You!

About Century Orthodontics and Our Doctors

"I liked how easy it was to schedule and change appointments."

"I liked having some many choices between colors, flavors and other orthodontic things."

"Century Orthodontics is like a family. They always wanted to know how I was."

"In addition to the excellent orthodontic care we received doctors from Century Orthodontics were the first orthodontists who gave us honestly real time schedule for future procedures."

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