Trusted Orthodontics in Scottsdale
At Dunn Orthodontics, quality orthodontic care in Scottsdale is important to us. We are proud to produce beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all ages in Litchfield Park, Arcadia, Phoenix, and the surrounding communities.
4910 E Greenway Rd #1
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: (480) 634-7731
Your orthodontist in Scottsdale
A third-generation Arizona native, Dr. Courtney Dunn was born in Phoenix. She obtained her BS in Biology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and her DDS and MS in Orthodontics from the University of Michigan. During her dental school graduation, Dr. Dunn was awarded eight distinctions for her outstanding achievements and was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Dunn is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is board certified. She is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, the University of Michigan Alumni Association Life Member, the AZPremier Study Club, and the Seattle Study Club.
Growing up in a small town near Saginaw, Michigan, Dr. Matthew Dunn was the valedictorian of his high school class and the captain of the football team. He was accepted into dental school immediately after graduating from high school. He attended the University of Michigan, where he earned his BS in Biology, DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery), and MS in Orthodontics. Dr. Dunn received numerous accolades, including the Francis B. Vedder award in fixed prosthodontics and the Comprehensive Care Award for his excellence in all areas of dentistry. He was also inducted into the esteemed Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Matthew Dunn is board certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the World Federation of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the Arizona Dental Association, the Central Arizona Dental Society, the AZPremier Study Club, the Seattle Study Club, the Spear Study Club, and the Spear Faculty Club.
Braces in Scottsdale
Consistently once of the most efficient orthodontic tools available, traditional braces consist of 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.
Braces in Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Invisalign in Scottsdale
The Scottsdale 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! You’ll have to wear your aligners 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 Dunn Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Braces and Invisalign in Scottsdale: 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!
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