Treatment philosophy

The purpose of our practice is to provide the finest orthodontic treatment possible using state of the art appliances and techniques in a comfortable and caring environment. It is our belief that each patient is unique and deserves personalized care in order to achieve excellence in esthetics and the most stable result possible. Our office emphasizes a team approach between our doctors, staff, and patients. We offer:
  • Two licensed orthodontic specialists
    • Dr. Christine McKenna
    • Dr. M. Angelic Gangoy
  • University trained
  • Orthodontic assistants who are highly trained, and are CPR and Radiology certified
  • Ongoing continuing education is a priority
  • State of the art sterilization practices
  • Disposable products - no reused brackets or bands
  • Handicap accessible offices
  • Most up to date orthopedic appliances and techniques
  • Free initial exam
  • Emergency coverage
History of the practice

Orthodontics By Design, P.C. arose from an established orthodontic practice that began in 1967 in Wakefield and Stoneham, MA. Dr. McKenna took over the practice in 1992, and Dr. Gangoy joined in 1999, which coincided with the relocation of our Wakefield office to a larger state of the art facility in Wakefield Center. Dr McKenna and Dr. Gangoy have a combined twenty four years of experience in dentistry and orthodontics.