Your Litchfield Park Orthodontists

Meet Dr. Courtney Dunn and Dr. Matthew Dunn, your Litchfield Park Orthodontists

Dr. Courtney Dunn, one of your Litchfield Park orthodontics, completed her Bachelor 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 in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry.

Courtney Dunn
Dr. Matthew Dunn

Dr. Matthew Dunn attended the University of Michigan and earned his Bachelor 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.

Why an Orthodontist in Litchfield Park? 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 Litchfield 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 your Litchfield Park orthodontists 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 Litchfield Park 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 Litchfield area.

Testimonials from Litchfield Park orthodontist patients

The office is awesome and they explained everything thoroughly. We’ve been patients for years after my daughter started having crowding issues with her baby teeth. I highly recommend.

Both of our kids have been to Dunn Ortho. One of our children 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 that works great and they were very considerate of his needs. Thank you!

We were referred here by our dentist for our son. From the very start, they made us feel important and that they wanted to truly help us. They took the time to explain everything and made a plan we were all comfortable with. And on top of that, they made our son welcome and safe. We highly recommend Dunn Orthodontics!