What Can I Expect When I Am Wearing Braces?

When I meet with new patients who are ready to start orthodontic treatment using traditional braces, a few common questions inevitably come to light: What does it feel like having the braces applied? At Team Orthodontics, having your braces applied is actually a very simple procedure for you. There is no pain; therefore there is … Continue reading What Can I Expect When I Am Wearing Braces?

“Are Clear Teeth Aligners For Me?

When Invisalign and clear teeth aligners were first introduced to the market approximately 20 years ago, my graduate class was one of the first to become accredited to use it. Since that time, Invisalign and other clear teeth aligner products have come a long way in improving the effectiveness of this type of corrective procedure. … Continue reading “Are Clear Teeth Aligners For Me?

Direct to Consumer Teeth Aligners – Buyer Beware!

Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Direct to consumer teeth aligners are no different. The ease of online ordering coupled with the desire for aesthetic types of orthodontic treatment has spawned the direct to consumer clear teeth aligner treatment industry. This new trend is seeking to fill the market for … Continue reading Direct to Consumer Teeth Aligners – Buyer Beware!

Orthodontic Evolution & Why You Should Choose Lingual (Hidden) Braces

In a society increasingly driven by individual experience, customization, treatment discretion, aesthetics, and a “no fuss” path to completion, lingual orthodontics (braces on the back or “lingual” side of the teeth) are becoming increasingly popular for adults seeking the perfect smile. An orthodontic technique that’s been around for more than 30 years, but with its … Continue reading Orthodontic Evolution & Why You Should Choose Lingual (Hidden) Braces

What To Expect During Your Free Consultation

So you’re thinking about getting braces? We are a Phoenix orthodontist with two offices (in Ahwatukee and Gilbert) specializing in lingual braces, traditional braces, and Invisalign. We understand that you want to do some research before getting braces. Team Orthodontics offers a completely free consultation to answer all of your questions about our practice as … Continue reading What To Expect During Your Free Consultation

Technology in Lingual Braces And Orthodontics

During my last 20 years in orthodontics, one thing is true – technology has changed the way I organize my life and my patients’ treatment. We are now years deep into the digital age and its significant impact on our lives. But digital technology, like any other advancement in society, should be used for more … Continue reading Technology in Lingual Braces And Orthodontics

The History of Lingual Braces

A Fashion Statement? Bracelets, rings, and necklaces have always made great fashion accessories … braces not so much. Braces can be a little awkward, especially for adults. But there is a solution! Positioned behind your teeth, lingual braces are a quicker and more discreet way to straighten your teeth. In the 1970s, the first doctors … Continue reading The History of Lingual Braces

My Time Spent Learning From The Best In Lingual Orthodontics

A journey to become the best at what you do inevitably begins with mentors. Fortunately for me, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the best in the world when it comes to lingual (hidden) braces. My journey toward specializing in lingual orthodontic treatment began in 2004 with coursework on the Incognito Lingual Bracket System. I … Continue reading My Time Spent Learning From The Best In Lingual Orthodontics

Six Signs You May Need Braces

Have you ever wondered if you need braces? You may have straight teeth, but did you know that braces are worn for more than cosmetic reasons. Often times, patients get braces because they have a common orthodontic problem that is negatively impacting their oral health. Not sure if you need braces?

The Anatomy of a Beautiful Smile

Throughout the first 10 years of my career as a cosmetic dentist, I gained valuable insight into what turns a great smile to a truly stunning smile. During the past 20 years of my career as an orthodontic specialist, keeping in mind those lessons learned as a cosmetic dentist, I believe in a simple truism … Continue reading The Anatomy of a Beautiful Smile