braxton testimonial

My favorite part about my appointments at Cardinal Orthodontics is the hot chocolate, the snacks and the iPad.


Dr. James, just such a nice person! So thorough, and patient with my treatment needs.

Dr. James and his team are wonderful!!!

Loved the staff, Dr. James and how my teeth turned out. Basically everything. It was a great experience with extremely nice people.

Dr. Galea was very patient with me and helped me find things to correct after my final tray. His attention to detail assured me that my teeth were in good hands.

Dr. James was wonderful, very professional and friendly. He sincerely cared that I was happy with everything, and we worked through everything step by step to assure great results.

Dr. James was very friendly and professional and answered all my questions.

Dr. James Galea was spectacular and gave me the best experience I have ever had with a dental/medical office, or any professional office for that matter. All were very kind, helpful, above and beyond with customer care/service.

Dr. James was wonderful to meet and did a great job with everything!

The orthodontic assistant and Dr. Galea were both extremely nice. My daughter really liked that they talked to her like she was grown and didn’t focus all the conversation to me.

Dr. James exceeded my expectations. He was kind, courteous, and patiently answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable.

alyssa testimonial

If I could describe Cardinal Orthodontics in two words it would be welcoming and loving.


christine testimonial

Cardinal Orthodontics is like a well-oiled machine. When they say you are going to be in at this time, you are in at that time.


I just moved to Saint Louis and started braces in another state. Cardinal Orthodontics made the transfer easy and very affordable! The staff was incredibly friendly! I will update once the braces come off.


Dr. James is such a kind and knowledgeable orthodontist. He always greets you with such warmth and kindness. He actually cares about how you’re doing. I’m always super comfortable when coming to the office. And the ladies are all amazing and sweet. I actually don’t mind at all that I have to come back often to get my braces tightened. I’d recommend them to anyone.



The moment you walk in the door the whole atmosphere is very warm and welcoming. They greet you with open arms. They make you feel like you’re at home.


Cardinal Orthodontics is the best! Before getting braces I was told I’d have mine by other places for 3 years or more! When I went to Cardinal Orthodontics they gave me 20 months! My braces only took an hour and I was done! The work they do and my teeth look great after only a year! The staff is so incredibly welcoming and friendly! They are all so patient and the most kind people. I would recommend this orthodontist to anyone I know! They are seriously the best!!


Every year at my school there would be many photos that you had to take. I hated taking photos, not because of my looks, but because of my smile. I hated smiling. I had the worst crooked teeth; my parents couldn’t afford to give me braces.

When a family friend suggested we go to Cardinal Orthodontic Specialists, we made an appointment and came to an agreement that let my parents pay little by little, that’s how my parents were able to let me get braces. I had braces on for about 2 years.

When they finally took my braces off I couldn’t stop smiling! I finally had my perfect smile!!! I can’t wait for picture day at school. I don’t know if I can say this enough, thank you so much to the Cardinal Orthodontic Specialists team for my new and beautiful smile!!!


I have used Cardinal Orthodontics for my daughter, my son and now me. Can’t say enough praise ….from the friendly staff always helpful during business hours & emergency situations to my amazing Invisalign treatment with Dr. Galea. We couldn’t have pricked a better place!


Friendliest and most knowledgeable orthodontist and staff! I cannot thank them enough for my treatment and their kindness towards myself and my family.

– Sarah

Went in for a consultation for my teenager! Left with the best gut feeling and my daughter is thrilled to start treatments at Cardinal Orthodontics. West County has many Orthodontic Offices but I would not pass this place up because they exceeded our expectations and we almost dismissed them entirely.

– Juliane

Cardinal Orthodontics is so professional, knowledgeable, thorough, clean, and timely. We could not have possibly asked for better service. We highly recommend them!

— Angelee

The Cardinal Orthodontics Team is FANTASTIC!! They greet all who walk in the door warmly, with a smile and a hello. Thank you Cardinal Orthodontics for taking care of my girls!!!

— Jaclyn

There are so many things to love about Cardinal Orthodontics! Dr. James is so kind and knowledgeable. The staff takes customer service to the next level. I also appreciate the “retainers for life” program, so that my teeth can remain as straight as when my my braces came off. I would totally recommend either Cardinal Orthodontic locations, for children or adults, if they want to get a more beautiful, functional smile!

— Michele

Cardinal Orthodontics staff is great!!!! Very sincere and supportive staff and Dr. Galea…. what can I say…Awesomeness!!!

— Stephanie

This was the best service I’ve had. Very trust worthy. My teeth look perfect! No pain either! Love it! I very much recommend this place.

— Oshen

My daughter just had her braces put on and I can’t remember a time where I have left a doctor’s office and been so pleased with the appointment or the staff. The Doctor, the technicians, and especially Connie were awesome.

— Stefanie

I took advantage of the payment plans for sure! Being in college and paying a low month payment for so many months helped a lot.


First off, I am not usually one to write reviews…but I feel compelled to brag on Cardinal Orthodontics staff! They are friendly from the moment you walk into the door, accommodating for your busy schedule, and professional every step of the way. Dr. James is INCREDIBLE and truly made me feel comfortable throughout my entire Invisalign treatment plan. If you are looking to get braces/Invisalign this is the place for you. I am so happy with my results and even more thankful for the entire Cardinal Orthodontics staff in Webster Groves!

— Hannah

I’ve had an excellent experience with Cardinal Orthodontics. Dr. James Galea is very kind and responsive to the needs of his patients, always taking the time to answer questions and explain his techniques. His office is a friendly, professional environment with a staff that couldn’t be nicer! Wait times are virtually nonexistent, and the cost of treatment is very reasonable – especially considering the high quality of care. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cardinal to anyone needing orthodontic treatment.

— Victoria

I have been using Cardinal Orthodontics for my Invisalign and have been nothing but happy! The staff and Dr. James are so nice and friendly. I love going into the office for visits. My daughter is starting her braces there soon! We couldn’t be happier with our choice for an orthodontist.

— Jess

The staff at Cardinal Orthodontics has been wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. James and his awesome staff. They always made me feel comfortable at each appointment, and the fact that they do free retainers for life is amazing!

— Katie

Where do I even begin!!!!! Cardinal Orthodontics is absolutely, by far, the best orthodontist office in MISSOURI! The staff is friendly genuine and always happy! Dr. James is absolutely the nicest man ever and super great at what he does. We have 4 other children and if they need braces this where we will be!!!

— Natalie

Cardinal Orthodontics made the experience absolutely painless for me and my son. My son is quite inquisitive and they didn’t hesitate to answer his questions and walked him through the process which made any anxiety completely disappear. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone that asks.

— Andrea

The doctor and staff are fantastic! Being an older patient, I appreciated how comfortable they all made me feel during my time in braces. I highly recommend trusting Cardinal Orthodontics with your orthodontic needs.

— Lisa