Lakeshore Orthodontics is dedicated to providing your family with the very best orthodontic care in a supportive and caring manner. We believe our office should be a friendly, welcoming environment that patients enjoy visiting. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the severity of the situation, we feel it is necessary to make changes to ensure the safety of our patients and team. The office may appear different, but our mission remains the same.

About Us

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Choose Lakeshore Orthodontics for a Friendly, Welcoming Team

Since 2009, Lakeshore Orthodontics has provided comprehensive orthodontic care to our patients. We have offices conveniently located along the lakeshore in Grand Haven, Ludington and Whitehall, MI. We believe your orthodontic care begins the moment you walk in the door, and we strive to create a friendly environment that you enjoy visiting.

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Meet Our Team

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Dr. Jason L. Charnley, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Charnley opened his practice in 2009, and is board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Drawn to the esthetic aspect of orthodontic care, he enjoys seeing the improvement in each of his patient’s smiles as well as their self-confidence.

Dr. Jason Charnley was born and raised in Lapeer, MI. His father, a dentist, and mother, an elementary school teacher, continue to reside there.

Dr. Charnley attended Kalamazoo College, where he earned a BA in Health Sciences, and met his wife, Dr. Erin Charnley, also a dentist. During his time at Kalamazoo College, he was a wide receiver for the football team.

Dr. Charnley is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the Muskegon District Dental Society, and the Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.

At the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Charnley earned  his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Orthodontics, spending over 5,600 hours in specialized orthodontic training in:

  • Traditional Braces
  • Early/Interceptive Treatment
  • Comprehensive Treatment
  • Invisalign®
  • Functional Appliances for Growth Modification
  • Craniofacial Anomalies (cleft lip and palate)
  • Various Syndrome Treatment
  • Interdisciplinary Treatments:
    • Preparation for Orthognathic Surgery/Orthodontic Cases
    • Orthodontic/Periodontic Patients
    • Complex Pre-Prosthodontic Orthodontic Setups

Dr. Katherine Beard, D.D.S., M.S.

In May of 2020, Dr. Katherine Beard joined the Lakeshore Orthodontic team. A native of Portland, Michigan, she married her high school sweetheart, Ben, and attended the University of Michigan as an undergrad, and then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) and her Master’s Degree in Orthodontics (M.S.). She fell in love with the Lakeshore at a very young age, and now she’s excited to be a member of the community and help provide exceptional patient-centered care.

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We are Accredited & Awarded

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Our Patients Love Us!

Lindsay
Lindsay
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Dr. Charnley and his staff are all so wonderful. They have truly changed my life by giving me a beautiful smile😃Everytime I have an appointment they greet me and make me feel special. Thank you all for the hard work you do and your dedication to your clients. It means a lot

Shannon
Shannon
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Everyone is so friendly and professional. They are doing a great job with all the Covid guidelines.

Angela
Angela
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Lakeshore Orthodontics is the BEST! Top of the line orthodontic care all the way. Dr. Charnley and all the staff are amazing.

Frank
Frank
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It was an all around great experience with convienient scheduling and streamlined waiting room waits. Now my teeth are nice and straight.

Tim
Tim
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I’ve been to Lakeshore both pre & post (during?) COVID. They did a great job of distancing and protecting all from COVID. Dr Charmley is always smiling and upbeat as he bounces between patients – whether his messages scolds or commends…

JoEllen
JoEllen
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I took my two boys there for consultations for braces. My youngest was very nervous, he ended up leaving sad that he was not ready to start the process. They made it fun and easy! I would recommend them to anyone!

Bev
Bev
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Our visit to Lakeshore Orthodontics was great!  They took many precautions to help prevent the spread of Covid19 such as taking our temperature in the parking look, practicing social distancing, installing plexiglass between patient chairs, using masks, gloves, etc…

Dalson
Dalson
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Such a welcoming staff all around, Dr. Charnley has great bedside manner. Very happy with this office would recommend to everyone.

Timothy
Timothy
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As a dentist, it is my responsibility to make sure that the specialist I refer to are of the highest quality. That is why refer the majority of my patients needing orthodontics to Lakeshore Orthodontics. It is also why my own children see Dr. Charnley.

Bernadette
Bernadette
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I highly recommend Lakeshore Orthodontists. The staff is kind, friendly and professional.  The appointments are easy to schedule and my daughter was usually in and out quickly…