At his independently owned, boutique practice, board-certified orthodontist Dr. Jonathan Murray treats children, teens, and adults. He uses digital technology and modern braces, Phase 1 appliances, and clear aligners to help patients achieve better results in less time.
When he’s not perfecting smiles, Dr. Murray, a former orthodontic patient himself, is also a new dad with an adventurous side. We dove into all of that and more in our Q&A with the Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens orthodontist:
- What inspired you to want to become an orthodontist?
Growing up, I had a lot of dental problems myself. I was very self-conscious about my smile, and it wasn’t until I had orthodontic treatment that I started coming out of my shell and gaining some confidence. Orthodontics helped me grow as a person, so I wanted to share that feeling with as many people as possible. When I was older, I shadowed a few dentists and orthodontists and fell in love with the profession, and, in particular, I loved the relationships they built with their patients. I just knew it was the right field for me.
- What’s your favorite thing about living in South Florida?
The beautiful scenery and the beach! Driving around town surrounded by palm trees and golf courses makes it feel like I’m always on vacation. Having traveled to many places around the world, I don’t think there is a better place to live!
- What do you love most about your job?
One of my favorite parts is seeing my patients’ reactions when we take off their braces. This is a really exciting and memorable day. Everyone is smiling, and I love being able to share this special experience with people. I really feel like I make a difference when I see how much they love their new smile.
- What is your ideal way to spend a weekend?
A round of golf, a few hours at the beach, and spending family time with my wife, Allie, and our newborn daughter, Hannah.
- What three adjectives best describe you?
Compassionate, easygoing, honest.
- What is the best advice you can give a patient starting braces or clear aligner treatment?
You got this! Starting a new treatment can seem scary, and those first few days might be a little uncomfortable as your mouth adjusts to your new appliances. However, it gets much better, and as you start to see your teeth shifting and your smile improving, it all becomes worth it!
- What’s your favorite food?
I LOVE seafood in all shapes and forms. My favorite food would be a fresh-caught lobster roll, but I’m also a big fan of sushi, calamari, and grouper.
- What sets Murray Orthodontics apart from other Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington orthodontic practices?
When you join our practice, you are way more than a number…you become family! We pride ourselves on taking the best care of our patients – from that first phone call to your final day of treatment. We try to make the experience as convenient and comfortable as possible, and create an uplifting and family-friendly environment for people of all ages.
- What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
My wife, Allie, gave me the best gift ever earlier this year – my daughter, Hannah Rose, born on July 7th, 2023. I love spending time with her and she is such a blessing to our family.
- What’s one thing your patients would be surprised to learn about you?
I have quite an adventurous side. I’ve been skydiving, bungee jumping, cliff diving, scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, and love the adrenaline rush from roller coasters and other thrills.
Want to learn more? Book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jonathan Murray
Now that you’ve gotten to know our board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Murray, are you interested in finding out how he can bring out the best in your smile? Schedule a free consultation today! With a range of options, including Invisalign and braces in Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens, Murray Orthodontics has solutions to fit every lifestyle and budget.