About Appel Orthodontics

At Appel Orthodontics, we deliver quality Orthodontic Care in a pleasant and friendly environment. We are also one of the few practices in the area catering to the special needs population, bringing smiles to hundreds of faces. All treatments are provided by Dr. Appel, which is our secret to so many happy smiles and our caring team will make you and your family feel at home. We understand that your time is as valuable as ours, so we pride ourselves on seeing our patients on time. Give us a call today at (732) 845-0500 to schedule your orthodontic consult!

This website will provide you information on the services we provide. You can also contact us using our easy online form. We check our email daily and will respond within 48 hours during business days. Our compassionate and professional team has only one goal….to make your smile healthy and beautiful!

Dr. Appel

The orthodontic practice of Dr. Appel has been providing a personal, quality approach to care over 28 years. All treatment is provided by Dr. Appel, as our goal is to care for your needs in a professional and efficient manner.

Dr. Appel and his staff will work with your general, pediatric, and/or specialist dentist in a team approach to assure total care for the patient. The initial consultation is free and second opinions are gladly given.

Our facility is located at 221 Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726 and the phone number is 732-845-0500.

Dr. Appel, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, New Jersey Dental Association, American Dental Association, Monmouth/Ocean County Dental Society, and a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry. He was awarded an AB in Biology from Lafayette College, MA in Biology at SUNY College at Buffalo, DDS and Post Graduate Degree in Orthodontics from New York University College of Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Appel participates in continuing education courses throughout the year to stay current on what is new in orthodontics.

Dr. Appel resides in Marlboro, NJ with his wife and children. Spare time activities include golf, travel, and family time.

Please give us a call to address your orthodontic needs, and we look forward to meeting you.

Meet Our Team


Office Manager and Dental Assistant

Joanne has been an active and most trusted member of our orthodontic team for over 22 years. She has many responsibilities, including chair-side assistance to Dr. Appel, answering insurance questions and processing claims, as well as overseeing the office as the overall manager of Dr. Appel’s Orthodontic practice. Joanne can always be found with a smile on her face with her caring personality. She helps allow the practice to deliver quality and personalized orthodontic care to its patients. She has two daughters, Nikki and Jaime, who were both patients many years ago. Nikki graduated from Emerson College and is now attending the Officer Candidate School for the Massachusetts National Guard while living in Boston, MA. Jaime recently graduated from Rowan University and works in Philadelphia, PA for the sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon, as a Membership Manager. Joanne lives with her husband Tony and their two dogs, Chips, a 14-year-old chocolate lab and Dottie, a 6-year-old pit bull mix. Joanne’s interests are cooking and baking, while Tony enjoys gardening and golf. They are both die hard NY Jets and NY Yankee Fans.


Front Desk Receptionist and Financial Manager

Denise, our friendly and warmhearted front desk liaison has been an enthusiastic member of our team for over 6 years. She is always available to greet, help, and make each patient feel comfortable upon entering our office. Denise strives to make your visit to our office a positive experience from start to finish and does her best to accommodate your scheduling needs. She loves working out, gardening, cooking, and especially spending time with her family.