About us

About Our Practice

Welcome to Wentz Orthodontics, where you are greeted and treated like family. Our team is guided by the dynamic leadership of Dr. Ed Wentz. He has been creating smiles in an atmosphere that is easy for parents and fun for kids for over 38 years. We want our patients to live life smiling!

For some people, life is compartmentalized into neat, little boxes; one for work, one for faith, one for family, and so on. For us, work is a natural extension of our families’ lives, our faith in God and a pretty good measure of fun. We approach everything we do with one goal in mind - to make a positive difference in people's lives and to honor God in the process. We have been blessed with a great team that shares our single-minded goal, and we couldn’t be more thankful! 

The overall dental health of each patient is our primary concern. We enjoy a comprehensive approach to care by working closely with each patient's family dentist as well as other specialists when treatment calls for interdisciplinary care. We will work together to remove the barriers that are preventing you from having the smile you deserve. You will be presented with different treatment options specifically tailored to your needs and sensitivities. You are in control of your options and we will help guide you to make the choice that is best for you.

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Dr. Ed Wentz

I am thankful for having the opportunity to grow up in a family where I was able to watch my dad enjoy the profession of orthodontics. His passion for orthodontics was contagious, and the transformation orthodontics had on my friends was amazing. It was so rewarding that my brother, sister, and I all chose to follow in his footsteps. For us, our work is truly a family tradition.

Dr. Brandon Tivis

Wentz Orthodontics is blessed to have Dr. Brandon Tivis. He is one of our homegrown smiles. Dr. Tivis was a patient of Dr. Wentz. Dr. Tivis was born and raised in Lubbock. He is a graduate of Trinity Christian High School and attended Texas A&M. He completed his orthodontic education at St. Louis University’s Orthodontic School. Dr. Tivis also completed a cleft lip and palate fellowship. Dr. Tivis is married to Allyssa and they have a precious baby girl, Emerson. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball and cooking.


Dr. Stephen Sperry

Dr. Stephen Sperry graduated from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. He was Valedictorian of his orthodontic residency program at St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education. Dr. Sperry worked as a family dentist with his father prior to completing his orthodontic training. He comes with numerous awards and several years of dental and orthodontic teaching experience. Giving back to others is an important part of Dr. Sperry’s life. In 2006 Dr. Sperry married his high school sweetheart, Anna. They have two precious boys, Eli and Henry. They enjoy cycling, participating in worship at church, leading small group studies and according to Dr. Sperry, he “really enjoys Anna’s awesome cooking”.

Dr. Parker Wentz

We are super excited to announce Parker Wentz, DDS, MS has joined our practice! Dr. Parker Wentz is the son of Drs. Ed & Lisa Wentz. We are thrilled he has returned to his West Texas roots. Dr. Parker is dedicated and passionate about creating the perfect smile. His grandfather and father both practiced in orthodontics and Dr. Parker is following in their footsteps. His education includes earning a BS in Biology from Abilene Christian University, his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Dentistry and most recently he graduated from Seton Hill University with a Master of Science in Orthodontics.

Dr. Parker has earned numerous distinctions and awards. During his time at school, he was in many leadership positions and served on several boards and committees. Dr. Parker is married to his beautiful bride, Haley. Together they have 2 boys, with another sweet baby on the way. As a family, they enjoy time outside and simply being together. Dr. Parker is an avid basketball fan, he loves to hunt, water and snow ski. The family is so thankful to be back in Lubbock, where they can raise their children with both sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins!

Our Incredible Team

The Wentz family is committed to providing patients with high-quality orthodontic care in a fun-filled family environment. In fact, our assistants were among the first in the state of Texas to be certified as orthodontic assistants, many of who have been practicing orthodontics for over 38 years. We are committed to continually educate our team members so we can provide the latest and most up to date orthodontic therapy. We consider our team the best because that is what our patients deserve.

What Makes Our Office Unique?

  • Dr. Wentz is a board certified orthodontist.
  • We are a VIP Diamond Plus Invisalign provider, which means we are in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the country.
  • No more impressions! Using the iTero Intra-Oral Digital Scanner, we can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw. This new technology completely eliminates the need for tray and putty impressions. The result is a more accurate diagnostic model for improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience.
  • Numerous locations for our patient’s convenience.
  • Before school and after school appointments, as well as occasional Saturday appointments.
  • Certified Orthodontic Assistants.
  • We offer low down payments to get you started today! Zero percent financing, auto-draft payments, MasterCard/Visa/Discover cards accepted as well as Care Credit. We desire to make this Easy for parents and Fun for kids!
  • Wentz Orthodontics has been voted Best in the West every year from 2009-2024.
  • We are blessed to be a part of an amazing community. We enjoy participating in the Lubbock Children's Home Annual Golf Tournament, Charlie's Coat Drive, The Community-in-Schools event, The Make-A-Wish dinner, Holiday Happening, Smiles For A Lifetime, Alzheimer's Association, Cattle Baron's Ball and the America Cancer Society, Texas Boys Ranch, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Refuge Services, Luke Team - Hope For Minds, Alstrom Angels, City of Lubbock as well as many other local events. Come join us!
  • KCBD Best Of The West 2019 Award Winner.