Welcome to Thrive Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

At Thrive Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, we’re all about smiles! We offer the latest technology and most highly trained and friendly staff to help your whole family achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

Orthodontist Dr. Daniel Akkaway and Dr. Michele Kaplan offer advanced orthodontic treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. Your smile journey may include Invisalign® clear aligner treatment, metal braces, or clear braces.

Pediatric dentists Dr. Lavanya Venkateswaran and Dr. Liza Idelchik offer pediatric dental care for infants, children, teens, and children with special needs. They are patient, kind, very gentle, and excel at connecting with each child, building a trusting rapport while putting them at ease.

Please contact our Kinnelon, West Milford, Montvale or Vernon, NJ orthodontic and pediatric dental office to schedule a complimentary consultation for yourself or your child, today!

Serving Kinnelon, Butler, Bloomingdale, Riverdale, Pompton Lakes, Pompton Plains, Pequannock, Lincoln Park, Montville, Boonton Township, Wanaque, West Milford, Oak Ridge, Ringwood, Montvale, Woodcliff Lake, Park Ridge, Pearl River, Upper Saddle River, Vernon, Hamburg, Sussex, Hewitt, and Warwick. NJ (New Jersey) - Dr. Daniel Akkaway and Dr. Michele Kaplan are your orthodontic specialists, offering Invisalign, and braces for children, teens, and adults. Dr. Lavanya Venkateswaran and Dr. Liza Idelchik are your pediatric dental specialists offering check-ups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, pulpotomy, frenectomy, and crowns.

meet our doctors

Dr. Daniel Akkaway, Dr. Michele Kaplan, Dr. Lavanya Venkateswaran and Dr. Liza Idelchik were trained at some of the most highly respected teaching facilities in the country. Their rigorous, post-doctorate education ensures you receive the best care – and most incredible results – possible.

Daniel Akkaway, DDS

Michele Kaplan, DDS

Lavanya Venkateswaran, DDS

Liza Idelchik, DDS


You can trust us with your Invisalign treatment. We have more experience with Invisalign than 99% of Invisalign providers worldwide! learn more

Pediatric Dentistry

Don't forget the first checkup! Your child's first visit to the pediatric dentist should be 6 months after the first tooth erupts. Our goal is to make all children who come to us feel welcome and comfortable.
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Why choose us

Orthodontics for all ages and Pediatric Dentistry all Under One Roof

  • Modern offices equipped with latest technology in TVs at every chair
  • Patients love us
  • The most amazing staff with over 100 years of cumulative experience
  • Payments on your terms! You select a payment plan that fits your budget
  • And if that's not enough... Free coffee and cookies {yum!!}
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Dr. Akkaway was voted as one of NJ's Favorite Kids' Docs for 10 years in a row. Also voted by his peers as one of NJ's Top Dentists 6 times!

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