Trusted Orthodontics in Arcadia
At DunnOrthodontics, quality orthodontic care is important to us. We are proud to produce beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all ages in Arcadia, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the surrounding communities.
3409 North 56th Street #C
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Your Arcadia orthodontists
Dr. Courtney Dunn was born in Phoenix and attended Xavier College Preparatory. She completed her BS in Biology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and her DDS and MS in Orthodontics at the University of Michigan.
At graduation from dental school, she was presented with eight awards for excellence and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Following residency, Dr. Courtney was invited to become a faculty member at the University of Michigan and served for two years as an adjunct clinical lecturer in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Dunn’s research in tissue engineering and gene therapy has also received national recognition. In 2005, Dr. Courtney received the Milo Hellman Award for the most meritorious research done in orthodontics in North America. She has presented this research at many national meetings, and has a published paper in the journal “Molecular Therapy”.
Dr. Courtney Dunn is a member of the following professional organizations:
Dr. Matthew Dunn attended the University of Michigan for his BS (Biology), DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and MS (Orthodontics). Matt received multiple awards including the Francis B. Vedder award in fixed prosthodontics and the Comprehensive Care Award for excellence in all areas of dentistry. He was also inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Dunn’s research in bone biology has been recognized numerous times by the American Association of Orthodontists. Most recently, he was awarded the Thomas Graber Award of Special Merit for one of the most outstanding projects of the year. He was invited to present this project at national meetings in 2006 and 2007.
Dr. Matthew Dunn is a member of the following professional organizations:
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The ceramic or metal brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny elastics or rubber bands. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these components work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Arcadia braces are an excellent choice for correcting many different tooth issues, both simple and complex. Traditional braces do sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, and this can reduce overall treatment time. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Arcadia braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
The Arcadia Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists making it the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over your teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series to keep the teeth moving as they should Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is most successful when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Arcadia Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Arcadia Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctors and staff will provide a customized treatment plan designed just for you. When you visit our office for a complimentary consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you!
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