Meet Dr. Swihart


As an orthodontist, I have the opportunity to positively impact the oral health and confidence of my patients. It is truly an honor to be able to witness the changes in my patients’ smiles throughout their journey in braces or aligners.

Orthodontics is not only about creating healthy, beautiful smiles but also about building long-lasting relationships. My goal is to provide the best orthodontic care to my patients, while maintaining a fun and family-oriented atmosphere.

My excitement for orthodontics started during my own experience as an orthodontic patient, where I gained an appreciation for the art of orthodontics, as well as the positive impact that an orthodontist can have on a patient’s health and self esteem.

I was raised in northern Indiana and received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University. I then attended Indiana University School of Dentistry, where I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Masters of Science in Dentistry degree, and Orthodontics Certificate. I am an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, as well as many other local dental organizations.

I am very excited to be a part of the Oceans of Smiles Orthodontics team! My husband, Phillip, and I currently reside in Newport News with our three dogs. We are looking forward to our new adventure here on the Peninsula.