Dr. James A. Weaver, D.D.S., C. Orth.


In 1986, Dr. James A. Weaver established the premier private orthodontic practice in Southern Arizona. You may have noticed that Dr. Weaver’s initials are J.A.W. and hence the practice’s name, Dr. JAW Orthodontists.

Dr. Weaver has great pride for his hometown of Tucson, Arizona. He studied at Northern Arizona University where he earned his bachelor’s degree, majoring in chemistry with a minor in mathematics. He then attended Baylor University Dental School graduating in 1984.  He then moved to New Jersey for two years of orthodontic training and earned his certificate in orthodontics at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1986.

In addition to having created thousands of smiles during his thirty-year career as an orthodontist through traditional braces and Invisalign, Dr. Weaver also specializes in treating TMJ and dental caused sleep apnea. His practice is limited to Orthodontics Dentofacial Orthopedics, Orofacial Pain, and Temporomandibular Disorders.

Continuing education is integral in Dr. Weaver’s philosophy for providing unsurpassed patient care. Dr. Weaver strives to utilize the best combination of cutting-edge technology and tried and true techniques to provide better, more efficient treatment results for his patients. Dr. Weaver is an esteemed member of the orthodontic community and has also been fortunate to lecture at many local and regional dental societies during his 30 years in practice. Dr. Weaver has expanded his practice considerably over the course of thirty years. In addition to having Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe and Dr. Kyle Rabe join the practice, he has also opened offices in Oro Valley and Sahuarita. The ambiance at each of Dr. JAW’s offices is a direct reflection of Dr. Weaver’s unique personality – professional, inviting, fun, upbeat and friendly.

Outside the Office

Dr. Weaver is a real family guy. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Betty Jo, and three children Colby, Austin and Alexandria. He also enjoys deep sea fishing in Mexico, traveling, and practicing his golf swing. Dr. Weaver is a huge sports fan, especially of the University of Arizona Wildcats When he isn’t at a game you’ll often hear him as a guest on The Voice 1030 AM radio talk show. Dr. Weaver is known to always have a new joke, is keen to great music and loves to dance.

Community Involvement

Dr. Weaver is very involved in the community as a local business owner and enjoys knowing, seeing and interacting with his patients in and out of the office. Dr. Weaver is passionate about giving back to the community and is an ardent supporter of local schools both public and private, sport teams, charities and non-profit organizations such as with the Boys and Girls Club and Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. Dr. Weaver began the Help Our Teachers (HOT) program where he regularly donates directly into our local classrooms. Each month he honors teachers by sponsoring the Teacher of the Month column in Bear Essential News magazine. This is just one way he gives thanks to our teachers for their commitment, hard work and dedication.


Professional Affiliations and Achievements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Northern Arizona University
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, Baylor University
  • Certificate of Orthodontics, Fairleigh Dickinson University.
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Arizona Dental Association
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Fellow American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • “Elite Provider of Invisalign” Top 1% Provider since 2007
  • Voted #1 Top Dentist in Tucson Lifestyle magazine
  • Voted Best Orthodontist 2013, 2014, 2015 in Explorer Magazine’s Best of the Northwest
  • Voted Best Orthodontist in Arizona Daily Star Readers’ Choice Awards 2015