Be Known For Your Smile

Be Known For Your Smile

Dr. Robert Borkowski Is Committed To Making His New Practice Grow

by Steve Gamel

There’s still a sense of newness when you walk inside the front door at Renown Orthodontics in Flower Mound. All the equipment is, of course, top of the line, the paint on the walls still looks fresh and gives off that new office smell, and there isn’t a speck of dust anywhere. There’s also an unmistakable feeling of warmness that makes any patient feel like family.

Sitting at a small conference table nearby is a man who gives this quaint new office, which opened last February, instant credibility. Meet Dr. Robert Borkowski, one of the nation’s leading authorities in orthodontics. During his now 40-year career, Dr. Borkowski has not only provided unrivaled care for his patients, but he’s had the honor of lecturing and teaching in more than 30 countries while developing partnerships with colleagues on the cutting edge of his profession.

It’s a career worth being proud of, and now Dr. Borkowski is right here in our backyard.

“Even as I was driving here this morning, I was thinking, ‘Wow, I truly love living here and having my office here,’” said
Dr. Borkowski, who lives so close that he could walk to work. “What a beautiful area to work in every day. This office is
new, and I’m committed to making it grow.”

While Dr. Borkowski admits business started slow, Renown Orthodontics is quickly gaining traction because of a staff that delivers results while turning traditional ortho care on its head. Dr. Borkowski’s treatment options are vast, but at the heart of it is the industry-leading Damon® Smile Braces, which reduce friction between wires and brackets and eliminate the need for tightening. This makes tooth movement more efficient and comfortable for patients.

Dr. Borkowski consulted with Dr. Dwight Damon on Damon’s research and applied that system to how he helps his own patients. But his treatment options don’t stop there. There is also custom Invisalign braces. Convenient and fast, Invisalign is a system of clear aligners which move teeth without braces to correct most cases of crooked teeth and unpleasant smiles. Dr. Borkowski has worked with Invisalign for nearly 20 years.

“I’m truly blessed to be associated with people who are on the cutting edge of orthodontics,” Dr. Borkowski said. “I’ve always said that I’ve never been an inventor. But people come to me with their inventions, and I’m able to tie them together and apply them. I think I’ve found my niche in this profession. I can’t think of anything I could do for a living that would have made me happier than I am right now.”

Dr. Borkowski didn’t initially set out to be an orthodontist. A Maryland native who also spent time in the Navy, he was originally a biology major. With no idea how he wanted to apply his upcoming degree as he entered his senior year of college, he searched his heart for ideas on what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.

Those searches continued to come up empty until one summer when he took a side job working for the state doing highway paint striping. He met an older co-worker who was home for the summer from dental school.

“I remember him telling me that he wanted to be an orthodontist, and so I asked him to tell me more about it,” Dr. Borkowski said. “He said it was great and that it was a lot like plastic surgery – only less intensive. After talking to him, I started looking into it. Eventually, he made it and practiced orthodontics for years and years, and I made it through too. Every step along the way was a little bit of chance.”

Dr. Borkowski graduated from the prestigious Georgetown University and started his practice in Maryland. He eventually moved to Texas 21 years ago and spent most of his time in the Plano area before moving to Flower Mound.

“Coming to Flower Mound was never on my radar,” he laughed. “I had heard of it, but it might as well have been on the other side of the planet. But I knew it was fate when two people told me about an available office out here. I came out one Saturday and loved it.”

Dr. Borkowski said he felt a sense of home knowing that several former colleagues, including Dr. Lauri Barge D.D.S. P.A., were within a stone’s throw from his new office. And he hasn’t looked back since.

“I’ve done a lot of neat stuff, but I’ve also put in a lot of hard work and had a lot of luck along the way. I found my niche, which was luck. I found the right connections, which was luck. People tell me all the time, ‘well, that’s not really luck.’ But you know what? It is luck. And that’s OK. You have to have a little bit of that, too. I’ve taken a lot of chances and been well-rewarded for it.”

Robert Borkowski, DDS, MS | Renown Orthodontics
469.444.1640 | | 2851 Cross Timbers Rd., Suite 113 Flower Mound, TX 75028

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