Great Lakes Orthodontics

About Great Lakes Orthodontics

About Us

Our Vision

     •  Delight our customers

     •  Respect and help our co-workers

Great Lakes Today

Great Lakes Orthodontics, Ltd., an employee-owned company, serves orthodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, and the restorative and general dental profession worldwide. We offer over 4,000 products and operate one of the largest orthodontic laboratories in the United States. We also conduct classes on the latest appliance fabrication techniques at our on-site training center.

Our employee team of 275 members serves customers from a modern, 78,000-square-foot headquarters in Tonawanda, New York, a suburb of Buffalo.


Great Lakes Orthodontics

Our History

In 1965, Peter R. Breads opened a small orthodontic laboratory in Buffalo, New York, which produced appliances and study models for two local orthodontists. One of these orthodontists was Dr. Carl F. Gugino, whose involvement and support were instrumental in helping to launch the business. In 1967, the company changed its name to Great Lakes Orthodontic Laboratory, Inc., and expanded laboratory services to accommodate orders from all over the country.

Less than four years later, a products division was founded. Great Lakes Orthodontic Products, Inc., quickly established itself as a leading supplier of high quality materials and supplies, and at the same time, broadened the service area to include the international market. In 1985, the two companies merged into Great Lakes Orthodontics, Ltd., but continue to operate as two distinct divisions.

The year 1990 marked another significant event in the company's history, when Great Lakes became an employee-owned company as a member of the Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).

In 1999, Great Lakes Prosthodontics, Inc., a division of Great Lakes Orthodontics, Ltd., was formed, officially marking the company's growth into the prosthodontic profession. The company's progressive expansion, the development of innovative products and services, as well as a shared vision among dedicated employee-owners, all work together to contribute to Great Lakes's solid reputation as a leader in the dental profession.

Our Location

Located in Tonawanda, a suburb of Buffalo, New York, Great Lakes Orthodontics lies at the northeast end of Lake Erie and is only a few miles from historic Niagara Falls and Canada. We are conveniently situated near the I-190 and I-290 Interchange. For driving directions, please click here.

Great Lakes Orthodontics, Ltd.
200 Cooper Avenue
P.O. Box 5111
Tonawanda, New York 14151-5111

Phone: 800.828.7626 (U.S. & Canada)
716.871.1161 (Worldwide)
Fax: 716.871.0550
Email: [email protected]