So much is said about you by your smile and how you interact with other people. Confidence in your smile shines through to overall confidence in your life. Benefits to orthodontics are endless, but here are a few: 

  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved facial esthetics
  • Easier to clean teeth
  • Better function of the bite
  • Guidance of facial growth to a more favorable position
  • Aids in optimizing other dental treatment
  • Decrease wear and tear on teeth caused by poor alignment

Why Choose an Orthodontist
An orthodontist is a dentist who completed another 2-3 years in a residency. An orthodontist is specially trained to treat the teeth as well as the bones of the face and overall facial structure. An orthodontist can guide growth and development of a face as well as coordinate with surgeons to correct severe discrepancies in the jaws. These additional years of training and certification give an orthodontist the knowledge to assess the risks and benefits of your individualized treatment needs and get you the best result possible.

Dr. Kathryn Marks is unique in that she practiced as a general dentist for years prior to deciding to further her education and career and become an orthodontist. That means after four years at Michigan State University, and four years in dental school, she completed an additional 1-year residency in general dental and surgical procedures, practiced as a dentist for 4 years, and then completed her additional 2-year orthodontic residency.

Erin B.

Orthodontists: Improving Smiles