Somerset Orthodontic Specialists

199 W. High St., Somerville, NJ, 8876



  • Dentistry-Orthodontics

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At Somerset Orthodontic Specialists, Dr. Robert Peterman is committed to making patients feel comfortable and confident from their first consultation to the moment their braces come off and a gorgeous new smile is revealed. “I take the time to ensure that both patients and their parents understand their treatment every step of the way.”

State-of-the-Art Technology

A board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Peterman offers cutting-edge techniques and technology in his all-digital practice, including elimination of impressions with Itero digital scanning and 3D printing, digital X-rays and Invisalign. “We use technology to deliver the best treatment possible based on each patient’s individual smile and facial aesthetics, so we can deliver beautiful smiles,” says Dr. Peterman.

Kid-Friendly Office

In his fun, friendly orthodontic office, patients can play video games or watch television—and kids love participating in the practice’s rewards program. Patients earn wooden nickels for excellent compliance and even good grades! They can cash them in for popular gift cards.

“Not only do we get exceptional results and create beautiful smiles for our patients, but we also have a lot of fun,” Dr. Peterman says, who is voted a sixth year as a Favorite Kids’ Doc.

A diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Peterman earned his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania. He continued his dental training at Rutgers University where he earned a specialty degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and a master’s degree for his research in the field of orthodontics.

“There’s nothing more fun or exciting than being an orthodontist… I get to transform smiles and boost a patient’s confidence, and all while getting to know these unique, talented kids,” says the father of three.


44A New Amwell Rd., Hillsborough


  • County|Somerset

See what parents are saying

"Dr. Peterman is a professional and caring orthodontist. He has taken such good care of my daughter thus far through her orthodontic journey, including an infection. When I discovered the infection, Dr. Peterman was able to fit her in and eased my worries and took care of the problem quickly. " J.C., Bridgewater

"Dr. Peterman has consistently provided exceptional care to my daughter, guiding her through her 'everyday' orthodontics and a necessary oral surgery to support her outcome. Throughout it all, he has been transparent, provided the pros/cons of all potential alternatives and always exhibited a positive nature that may daughter really appreciates. " S.F., Hillsborough

"Dr. Peterman is always on time. He is very professional and kind. His assistants are very kind too. His office is always doing fun contests for the patients to win great prizes. He gives out incentives for taking proper care of their braces and kids can save up their coins for great gift cards. His office is so clean and kid friendly. The office makes the kids feel welcome. For example, as a new patient they are welcomed on their first visit on a large TV screen. " S.W., Somerville

"Dr. Peterman has been amazing-especially through the COVID pandemic. He and his staff are always available, on time, and great with the kids. Treatment has been exactly as described and my son’s teeth look totally transformed!" M.S., Hillsborough

"Dr. Peterman is the best orthodontist! He is friendly, knowledgeable and supportive through the entire ortho treatment. He makes his patients feel at home right from the first visit. Dr. Peterman supports his patients; it is clear that we both have a common goal of achieving that perfect smile!" C.M., South Bound Brook