Your Phoenix Orthodontists

Meet Your Phoenix Orthodontists

Dr. Courtney Dunn

Dr. Courtney Dunn completed her Bachelors of Science in Biology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and her Doctorate of Dental Science and Master of Science in Orthodontics at the University of Michigan. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. After graduating, Dr. Courtney Dunn was a member of the University of Michigan faculty in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Matthew Dunn

Dr. Matthew Dunn attended the University of Michigan and earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology, his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and his Master of Science in Orthodontics. Dr. Dunn’s research in bone biology has been recognized by the American Association of Orthodontics multiple times.

Dr. Matthew Dunn and Dr. Courtney Dunn

Why an Orthodontist in Phoenix? Orthodontist vs. Dentist: An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist.

Not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist, even though every orthodontist starts as a dentist. Dr. Courtney Dunn and Dr. Matthew Dunn, like all orthodontists, continued their education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. Dr. Courtney Dunn and Dr. Matthew Dunn, like all orthodontists, have spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to perform the necessary treatment plan for you.

Why does it matter if you see your Phoenix Orthodontist?

Dentists receive basic orthodontic training so they can perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who don’t need to see an orthodontist yet. Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic issues.

Seeing a specialist like a Phoenix orthodontist may change your braces experience by:

  • Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces or therapies to choose from
  • Having personal experience treating multiple cases that are similar to your unique concerns and anatomical characteristics.
  • More efficient treatment and visits, because it’s the office’s main focus.
  • Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have worse than usual bite discrepancies that need to be dealt with
  • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

While you may think it’s easier to have your orthodontic work done by your dentist, convenience shouldn’t be a barrier to seeing a specialist. You’ll only need to stop by your Phoenix orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.

And don’t let price be a problem either! Dunn Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Phoenix area.

Testimonials from Phoenix orthodontist patients

Both of our kids have been to Dunn Ortho. Our special needs child was having a very difficult time with pain and was biting his bottom lip. Dr. Matthew worked with our son and came up with a solution of a lip bumper that works great and they were very considerate of his needs. Thank you!- Lisa

This is our second set of braces with Dunn and both experiences have been amazing. As a trumpet player, our son was very worried that putting braces in would ruin his ability to play, but Dunn was great and talked him through the process and put him at ease. Three months into his treatment he is playing as good as ever. Thank you, Dunn! - Micheal

We love Dunn Orthodontics! From the first meeting, we felt like family. They took the time to explain the whole process to us and can get us in whenever it is necessary. We can’t say enough how much we love this group! -Rob