Meet Our Doctors, Your Flagstaff Orthodontists
Dr. Eric Peterson
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
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, Dr. Peterson attended the Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education. There he focused on an orthodontic specialty to earn his Master of Science in Dentistry.
Dr. Emily Peppers
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
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. In 2010, Dr. Peppers completed a general practice residency focusing on hospital dentistry at the University of Chicago.
In 2013, Dr. Peppers graduated from an orthodontic residency at Loma Linda University in California. There she earned a Master’s degree and a certificate in the specialty of orthodontics.
Dr. Peppers’ award-winning research has been published by the prestigious journal The Angle Orthodontist.
Orthodontists vs. Dentists: Why Choose an Orthodontist?
While both dentists and orthodontists work to improve oral health, orthodontists undergo additional years of specialized training to correct alignment and bite issues. Choosing an orthodontist for your treatment ensures you're receiving care from a professional with in-depth knowledge of orthodontic techniques and technologies.
Transformative Impact of Orthodontic Care
Improved Oral Function
Orthodontic treatment can improve the function of your teeth and jaw, making it easier to chew and speak. Misaligned teeth can cause difficulties in these areas, but orthodontics can correct these issues.
Prevention of Dental Issues
By aligning the teeth properly, orthodontic treatment can help prevent a variety of dental issues, including tooth decay and gum disease. It's easier to clean straight teeth effectively, which can reduce the risk of these problems.
Reduced Risk of Injury
Protruding or misaligned teeth are more prone to injury, especially during sports or accidents. Orthodontic treatment can align these teeth and reduce the risk of damage.
Improved Facial Aesthetics
Orthodontic treatment can improve the balance and symmetry of your face, enhancing your overall appearance. This can boost your self-esteem and make you feel more confident in your daily life.
Orthodontic issues can sometimes contribute to sleep disorders like sleep apnea. By correcting these issues, orthodontic treatment can improve the quality of your sleep.
Long-term Cost Savings
While orthodontic treatment requires an upfront investment, it can save you money in the long run by preventing dental issues that would require costly treatment.
Begin Your Smile Transformation Today
Ready to start your journey to a beautiful, confident smile? Schedule your free consultation today. We look forward to guiding you every step of the way.