meet dr riger

Meet Dr. Riger



Dr. Michael J. Riger is a highly-respected orthodontist who has lectured extensively throughout the United States on topics related to orthodontic practices. He has also been an assistant and clinical professor for the University of Maryland Department of Orthodontics, has published in the American Journal of Orthodontics, and served in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps.

A skilled practitioner who creates healthy, straight teeth and beautiful smiles for his patients, Dr. Riger is committed to delivering a positive, enjoyable orthodontic treatment experience. He spends time talking with each patient, and learning about their lifestyle and treatment preferences, before deciding on a path to create the new smile. Throughout the orthodontic process, Dr. Riger closely monitors the progress and updates his patient and the parents, and he’s always available to answer questions.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Tufts School of Dental Medicine
  • Orthodontic certificate and Master’s degree, University of Buffalo

Every year, Dr. Riger pursues continuing education opportunities in order to stay abreast of the latest developments in orthodontic technologies and treatment methodologies. By staying up to date in the field, through conferences, lectures, seminars, and literature, he is able to provide his patients the best care available.

Personal Life

Devoted to his family, Dr. Riger shares his life with his wife Karen, daughter Jordan, and son Jake. He loves family outings, whether to the zoo or other adventures. He’s also an avid sports fan, enjoys playing golf and billiards, and enjoys photography as well.