Trusted Orthodontics in Phoenix
Dunn Orthodontics is proud to serve patients of all ages from Phoenix, Litchfield Park, Arcadia, and the surrounding areas.
1515 E Bethany Home Rd #130
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 864-0004
Your trusted Phoenix orthodontists
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
- AZPremier Study Club
- Seattle Study Club
- Spear Study Club
- Spear Faculty Club
When it comes to straightening smiles and correcting misalignment between the teeth and jaws, traditional braces are one of the most efficient and time-proven orthodontic tools we have. They are normally made up of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustment appointments with our doctors, the brackets, wires, and bands will work together to apply gentle, continuous pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Braces have a long history of successfully correcting a number of orthodontic issues,from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Traditional braces also tend to require less of the complicated technology and expensive equipment that newer treatments rely on, making them a cost-effective option for straightening smiles.
Instead of brackets, wires, and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This treatment option is popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces. The aligners are made of a clear plastic material that has been designed to fit comfortably over a patient’s teeth, and they are switched out approximately every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps teeth moving in the direction we want them to go. Patient compliance is crucial to the success of the Invisalign system, and aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment to be effective. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as recommended by our doctors can impede the results and also add time to the overall orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some cases that are complex, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A complimentary consultation with Dunn Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Phoenix Orthodontics: find your perfect smile
Our doctors provide customized treatment plans and individualized care to all their patients. We have four office locations for your convenience, located in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Litchfield Park and Arcadia. Our talented team offers high-quality orthodontic care for patients of all ages! When you visit our Phoenix orthodontics office for your FREE initial consultation, our doctors will pay careful attention to your specific orthodontic needs, and take the unique shape of your teeth, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face into consideration when creating a treatment plan for you. Using these as the basis for individualized treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
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