Family enjoying swimming

 August 2019

The Sawrie Orthodontics team's top priority is to provide patients with the highest quality orthodontic care in a family-based, gentle environment. We are at the forefront in orthodontic technical advances, utilizing the most efficient and cosmetically attractive appliances available. 

Getting to Know Nikki Satterfield, Orthodontic Assistant at Sawrie Orthodontics 

Nikki Satterfield joined the Sawrie Orthodontics team in October 2018.

She brings over 11 years of orthodontic experience, along with her bright smile and fun demeanor! 

Nikki works second in line to Lori Otting, Clinical Supervisor, helping to manage the inventory and ordering for the office. 


Additionally, she puts in prescriptions and manages orders for our Invisalign and 3M Aligners patients.

Nikki also does scans with the 3D printer and helps in the lab with retainers.

She loves to work with patients on bandings, debandings and adjustments.



She is also cross-trained to help at the front desk when needed.

Nikki is such a great team player and asset to everyone at Sawrie Orthodontics. 

"I absolutely love working here because we are one big, happy family... it's great that it's not a corporate environment and Dr. Daniel really cares about the patients, the practice and his employees. He takes the time to get to know his patients and give individualized attention and care. By not being a big corporate office, the quality of care far exceeds what other offices offer and I truly am happy to come to work every day," Nikki explains. 
"I just can't say enough good things about my co-workers and Dr. Daniel. He is hilarious and makes work fun. I also love that I get to work with one of my best friends, Jana Townson. We worked together prior to coming here and it's just the best thing to be a part of this team, with Jana by my side," Nikki says. 

Nikki and her husband, Caleb, reside in Dalton, Georgia.

She is a huge animal advocate and loves all things Halloween!

Nikki also enjoys the fun events Sawrie Orthodontics participates in throughout the year.  


"The Cookies with Santa event and Chattanooga Mom's Blog event at the Zoo were so fun. I can't wait to be a part of the Trunk or Treat event we will do at a local elementary school this fall!" Nikki exclaims. 

We are so thankful to have Nikki as part of our Sawrie Orthodontics family!! 


Join us on Social Media! 

We love sharing our patient success stories, as well as promoting some awesome contests and fun giveaways! 

Sawrie Summer Vacation Contest! 

This is our newest chance for you to become a winner!!! The winner will receive a family four pack of tickets to Lake Winnie and SOAKya Amusement Park!! 

Simply tag us on Facebook or Instagram in one of your vacation photos or use our hashtag #SawrieSummerVacay and you're entered to win! You can also email photos to

 It's hard to believe school will be starting soon!

We hope you can join us on Signal Mountain for the Back-to-School Block Party with Mountain Top Toys! It is such a fun day and it's free! Hope to see you there! 



With Summer in full swing, we hope you enjoy some of these braces friendly recipes! 

Ribbon Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Recipe Courtesy of Taste of Home



  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 3 medium oranges
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins, optional

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Using a vegetable peeler, shave zucchini, cucumber and carrot lengthwise into very thin strips.
  • Finely grate enough peel from oranges to measure 2 tablespoons. Cut one orange crosswise in half; squeeze juice from orange to measure 1/2 cup. Reserve peel and juice for vinaigrette. Cut a thin slice from the top and bottom of remaining oranges; stand oranges upright on a cutting board. With a knife, cut off peel and outer membrane from orange. Cut along the membrane of each segment to remove fruit.
  • In a large bowl, combine spinach, orange sections, green onions, walnuts, salt, pepper and, if desired, raisins. Add vegetable ribbons; gently toss to combine. In a small bowl, combine vinaigrette ingredients. Add reserved orange peel and juice; whisk until blended. Drizzle half of the vinaigrette over salad; toss to coat. Serve with remaining vinaigrette.




Fresh peas add a pop of color to this creamy pasta dish. The total time is only 25 minutes, so enjoy this quick and delicious dish! 

Easy-Peasy Shrimp Ziti

Recipe Courtesy of The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen

1 lb. ziti or rigatoni
3 garlic cloves
1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
2/3 c. half-and-half
1 lb. (31-to 40-ct.) peeled, de-veined shrimp
1 c. frozen peas
deep 12-inch skillet
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook 1 pound ziti or rigatoni as label directs. While pasta cooks, work on sauce.
  2. Chop 3 garlic cloves. Add to deep 12-inch skillet, with 3 tablespoons olive oil, and cook on medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring.
  3. Add 1 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes, and 2/3 cups half-and-half to skillet. Heat to a simmering, then simmer for 2 minutes, stirring.
  4. Add 1 pound peeled, de-veined shrimp, 1 cup frozen peas, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper to skillet. Cook until shrimp are cooked, about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve pasta with sauce. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.

Pineapple- Chicken Stir-Fry

Recipe Courtesy of Midwest Living Food

Garden-fresh veggies and juicy pineapple give this classic stir-fry a seasonal refresh. For an easy substitute, switch the chicken for thinly sliced boneless pork or peeled, de-veined medium shrimp. Serve with brown rice and enjoy! 


1 medium red onion, halved lengthwise and sliced

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

3/4 cup thin, bite size strips zucchini

3/4 cup trimmed fresh pea pods, tips and strings removed

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (12 ounces total), cut into thin bite-size strips

1 cup fresh pineapple cubes

3 tablespoons stir-fry sauce (Bottled stir-fry sauce is a handy time-saver. We especially like Kikkoman's preservative-free version flavored with ginger and sesame oil, but any brand will work well in this dish.)

Brown rice (optional)

Fresh pineapple wedges (optional)



1. In a wok or large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry red onion in hot oil for 2 minutes. Add zucchini and pea pods. Stir-fry for 2 minutes more. Remove mixture from wok. 

2. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil to hot wok. Add chicken. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Return onion mixture to wok. Add pineapple and stir-fry sauce. Cook and stir about 1 minute or until heated through. If desired, serve over brown rice with fresh pineapple wedge. 

Fluffy Key Lime Pie

Recipe Courtesy of Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (0.3 ounce) sugar-free lime gelatin
  • 2 cartons (6 ounces each) Key lime yogurt
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (6 ounces)


  • In a large bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Whisk in yogurt. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust.
  • Refrigerate, covered, until set, about 2 hours.


 Orthodontic Myth Busters


Kids have to wait to get braces until they have all their permanent teeth.



This is not true! We recommend that children be evaluated around the age of seven, or even younger if they show signs of having a cross or under bite. The earlier we can evaluate, the more likely it is that we can determine a course of treatment that will have a better outcome with positive growth patterns. 





Brittley Powell

When I grow up, I would like to be a Veterinarian. 

My favorite hobby is soccer. 

My favorite subject is Science. 

One fun thing people don't know about me is that I like to paint my nails everyday. 

I am in the 5th grade at Rhea Central Elementary School. 

"The staff is amazing. We always have the best experience." 

Carter Horton

When I grow up, I would like to be a tennis or soccer player. 

My favorite hobbies are tennis and soccer. 

My favorite subject is math. 

One fun thing people don't know about me is that I can solve a Rubik's Cube. 

I am in the 5th grade at Silverdale. 

"I have had a really good experience here. The people here are so nice."  



We are very sadly having to say goodbye to one of our MOST TALENTED Orthodontic Assistants.
❤️Brittany Little❤️

She is pursuing her dream of becoming a Dentist, and she will BE MISSED more than words can say!! She has been with us for 5 years and is the LIFE Of Our Office!! This sweet lady is one of the most INTELLIGENT DEDICATED, HARDWORKING and CARING assistants you have ever met!! She is passionate about everything she does and our patients ADORE her. We want to wish her ALL THE BEST and a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on going to Dental School. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU and WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!! ❤️👩‍🎓❤️

palm tree  

Whether you are relaxing with family in the backyard over a grill, setting up a tent in the great outdoors or enjoying a soccer pickup game with friends, summer is a season of fun and memories.

We hope that whatever your plans are, you will have great experiences, enjoy time with those you love and stay safe. 

Don't forget to ask about our Summer special too- Get $500 off when you begin treatment in August! 





Now's a great time to call and book your back to school appointment!

We hope everyone has a wonderful beginning to the school year!  



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Established in 1970, Sawrie Orthodontics was started by Dr. Stephen Sawrie. Today, led by Board Certified Orthodontist, Dr. Daniel Sawrie, DDS, the Sawrie Orthodontics team continues the family tradition of top-notch orthodontic care for families in the Chattanooga area. We offer a wide range of treatment options to meet the needs and desires of each patient. 


Sawrie Orthodontics

 | 1612 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 100 Chattanooga, TN 37421 |

| 1229 Taft Highway, Signal Mountain, TN 37377 |

| | 423-624-8217 |

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