Choosing the right orthodontist is an important decision. To help you make the best choice for you, we invite you to read through the following information about us.

A beautiful smile is one of the greatest investments you will ever make, and we understand it is a very big decision. A beautiful smile is one of the most attractive characteristics of any person, and it can increase self-esteem and confidence.

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Robinson and Ries Orthodontics has been serving Columbia for over 31 years and has created thousands upon thousands of beautiful smiles!

Our Staff 

We have an enthusiastic, well-trained, and experienced staff. Most of our assistants have been with the practice for over 5 years; some over 15; some even over 25 years!

You will always see the same smiling faces! Our orthodontic assistants are all experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate people. Our entire team strives to provide each patient with a positive, fun, and caring experience.

Our Approach

Patient-Centered Approach to Orthodontic Treatment – Most orthodontic practices have only one type of bracket system that they employ, and the patients’ needs and demands must fit into that office’s systems and approach. At Robinson and Ries Orthodontics, we have mastered various systems that allow for a patient-centered approach to treatment.

A few examples of the systems our doctors use include Invisalign Clear Trays, Damon low friction self-ligating braces, 3M clear ceramic aesthetic braces, Titanium (Nickel Free) Orthos brackets, Herbst and Forsus overbite correctors, and both Bonded and Banded palatal expanders. Our knowledge and skill with various systems will allow us to truly customize treatment to your needs.

Fewer Visits – Outstanding Results

We employ techniques that allow us to maximize the work completed at each appointment, thus eliminating the need for monthly appointments. Most patients are on an 8-12 week appointment interval without increasing overall treatment time, and some treatments can be tailored for even larger intervals when appropriate.

Accelerated Options

If you’re most concerned with the length of orthodontic treatment, we can include additional techniques in your plan to shorten it by 20-40%. We can customize your plan to include additional techniques such as AcceleDent or Propel.

Advanced Technology

We use the very latest orthodontic treatment technology available. For example, our office utilizes the brand new iTero scanner to digitally scan teeth for Invisalign. This means we can digitally show our Invisalign patients what their smiles will look like after treatment with no impressions needed.

In-House Lab

This allows for higher quality and customization of appliances.

Invisalign Expertise

Dr. Ries has completed the most Invisalign cases of any orthodontic specialist in Columbia, MO.

Adults Welcome

Over 30% of our patients are adults! Our range of patients is from 7 years old to 77 years of age. You are never too old to consider the benefits of orthodontic treatment.

More than an Answering Service

Dr. Ries provides his personal mobile number on the answering machine.  You can call or text him any time with questions, concerns, or emergencies.

Parents Welcome

Parents are always welcome in our treatment area. We believe in communication with our parents and even have chairs in the treatment area for our parents to sit with their children, if desired.

Bonded Retainers

Ask any hygienist, and they will tell you that Robinson and Ries Orthodontics fixed retainers are the easiest to clean and maintain good oral hygiene. We are the only office in town that places easily cleanable lower bonded fixed retainers after treatment.

Our custom fixed retainers are permanently bonded to only the lower canine teeth, but custom adapted, not bonded, to the remaining teeth. Thus, easy to floss and NO Floss threaders. (However, if you don’t want a fixed retainer we have removable options as well – YOUR Choice!)


Many area dental professionals such as family dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, and their staff members have given us the privilege of treating themselves, their spouses, and their children. This is the highest compliment we can receive when other professionals in our field trust us with their loved ones!

Convenient Access

Office and diagnostic procedures are integrated by means of the most sophisticated orthodontic computer systems available. Patients can access both their account and appointment information 24 hours a day via the internet with a specific code assigned to each family. From scheduling appointments to taking pictures and x-rays to financial functions, we have streamlined the process to make it as “hassle-free” as possible.

Automated Reminders

We utilize an automated appointment confirmation software program that will call you the night before every appointment to remind you. We also have an available automated e-mail appointment reminder system, as well as text messaging reminders.


As a courtesy, we file your insurance for you and accept payments directly from your insurance company.

In summary, orthodontic treatment is a gift to your child or yourself that will have a lifelong effect! We hope that you have found this information helpful, and we would love to have you join our family of patients. We encourage you to talk with other families who have chosen our office for their orthodontic needs and ask them about their experience. It would be a privilege for our entire team to treat you or your children!

We hope you sense the excitement we have for all the benefits that modern orthodontics has to offer! If you live near Marshall, Kirksville, Fulton, Jefferson City, Ashland, Boonville, Warrensburg, or Columbia, Missouri, Robinson and Ries Orthodontics is the place for you! Our orthodontic experts are committed to making your treatment a positive experience and ensuring you finish with a beautiful result.