Braces & Clear Aligner Experts in Flagstaff
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Please reach out and contact the Northern Arizona Orthodontics team with any questions and start your smile transformation.
We proudly serve patients of all ages from Flagstaff and the surrounding areas, like Page, Sedona, Tuba City, Williams, and Grand Canyon. Come in for your first free consultation with Dr. Peterson or Dr. Peppers, and start smiling for life.
Trusted Orthodontists in Flagstaff
Dr. Eric Peterson graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2002 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He then completed a general practice residency at the University of Utah Hospital from 2002 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he attended the Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, focusing on an orthodontic specialty, to earn his Master of Science in Dentistry.
Dedicated to sharing his knowledge, Dr. Peterson is the clinical orthodontist and instructor for the Winslow Indian Healthcare Center and works closely with patients, doctors, and residents at the clinic.
He developed an orthodontic lecture series that he presents to Advanced Education in General Dentistry residents, which introduces orthodontic concepts useful for both private practices in general dentistry and a foundation for an orthodontic residency.
Dr. Peterson is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, and the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists.
Braces in Flagstaff are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced.
Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments. That means braces are a cost-effective option at Northern Arizona Orthodontics.
Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.
These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Dr. Emily Caskey Peppers grew up in Flagstaff and attended the University of Arizona in Tucson for college. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado in 2009 and completed a General Practice Residency focusing on hospital dentistry at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Peppers then graduated from orthodontic residency at Loma Linda University in California in 2013, where she earned a Master’s degree and a certificate in the specialty of orthodontics. Her award-winning research has been published by the prestigious journal The Angle Orthodontist.
Dr. Peppers is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association. She is the President of the Northern Arizona Dental Society and the President of the Northern Arizona Network for Dental Excellence.
Invisalign is incredibly popular with patients and orthodontists in Flagstaff. Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every one to two weeks, as directed by Dr. Peterson or Dr. Peppers.
The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Peterson or Dr. Peppers at Northern Arizona Orthodontics in Flagstaff to learn if clear aligners are right for you.
Flagstaff Braces & Invisalign: Find the
Treatment for You
Dr. Peterson and Dr. Peppers have years of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our office in Flagstaff for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs.
Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you. To learn more about Flagstaff braces and clear aligners, schedule your free consultation with Northern Arizona Orthodontics.