Meet Dr. Jim Wortham

I love my job. Not a lot of people can say they love getting ready for work every morning, eagerly looking forward to the day and the people they’re going to talk and laugh with!

I’ve been practicing orthodontics since 2001. I had braces when I was younger and that experience changed my life: my self-image and self-worth changed so much as a result of treatment that I wanted to provide that same experience to others.

My patients are the highlight of what I do. It is a joy to meet so many people, of all ages and walks of life, and get to know them at this exciting time. I never forget I’m creating a smile for a person who is going to carry it with them for the rest of their life: I want them to love the results and be proud of all they’ve achieved!


I attended the University of Florida in Gainesville for my undergraduate degree, Doctorate of Dental Medicine, and Master of Science and orthodontic specialty studies.

My education did not end when I completed my orthodontic training. I graduated with excellent foundational knowledge and skills, but ours is a constantly evolving specialty.

Each year I complete many hours of continuing education, to stay current on the latest options. This ensures that I provide the most efficient and comfortable care and deliver the strongest functional and attractive smiles.

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Association of Orthodontists, president, 2016-2017
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists, Florida delegate, 2015-present

Beyond Wortham Orthodontics

I grew up in Ocoee, graduated from West Orange High, and now live in College Park in Orlando. My wife of more than 20 years is my true love: She helps me be the best man I can be!

We have four children. Oldest son Cameron is on a pre-med track at Florida State University. Oldest daughter Adair is a senior and will be studying business at college next year. Reagan, our youngest daughter, is a junior and loves long-distance running. Zee, our youngest, loves everything outside and everything to do with video games. Our family is rounded out by two Boxers, Tank and Rosie.

When I’m not at work, I love to be with my family. We enjoy exercising together, hanging out at the lake, and watching movies. My favorite times are spent sitting around the table with family and friends, away from digital noise and distractions, sharing stories and talking about life.

I also enjoy being a high school Sunday school teacher through my church. I love helping the next generation: nurturing tomorrow’s leaders so they can reach higher and achieve more.

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