Trusted Orthodontics in Litchfield Park
At Dunn Orthodontics, quality orthodontic care is important to us. We are proud to produce beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all ages in Litchfield Park, Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding communities.
5220 N. Dysart Rd #150
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Your Litchfield Park orthodontist
Dr. Courtney Dunn is a third generation Arizona native. Born in Phoenix, 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.
Dr. Courtney is board certified, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and is a member of several professional organizations, such as:
Dr. Matthew Dunn grew up in a small town outside of Saginaw, Michigan. He was valedictorian of his high school class, captain of the football team, and was accepted to dental school right out of high school. He attended the University of Michigan for his BS (Biology), DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and MS (Orthodontics). Dr. 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. Matthew is board certified, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and is a member of several professional organizations, such as:
- World Federation of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- Arizona Dental Association
- Central Arizona Dental Society
- AZ Premier Study Club
- Seattle Study Club
- Spear Study Club
- Spear Faculty Club
Litchfield Park Braces
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.
Litchfield Park braces are a great choice for correcting a number of tooth issues, both simple and complex. Traditional braces 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 Litchfield braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
The Litchfield Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the 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 the patient’s 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 in the right direction! Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. If you 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 Litchfield Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Litchfield Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctors and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. 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, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you!