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Founded in 1929 as the first specialty board in dentistry, The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.
A board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. Dr. Emerick is a board certified orthodontist in Kokomo, which very, very few providers can claim. Dr. Emerick achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has not only completed a graduate program in dentistry to receive their DDS or DMD (Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine), but has also gone through a competitive residency at a CODA-accredited orthodontic program for an additional 2-3 years to be trained specifically in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Achieving board certification is the last step in a long and intensive educational experience to ultimately provide excellent patient care. Give our braces specialist in Kokomo a call today, and start smiling with confidence!
At LADD Orthodontics, we want to make sure anyone in need of braces is covered. It can be difficult to recognize the right timing to look into getting braces. That’s why our team takes things case by case. We know that it’s a personal decision each and every person has to make. We offer braces for kids, teens, and adults to correct the alignment of anyone’s teeth. Once the decision has been made to obtain braces, it is time to consider the types of braces to obtain. This is where any aesthetic concern about the braces themselves can be addressed. There are multiple types of braces, and many looks to choose, depending on one’s preference. Unlike some perceptions, braces are no longer as uncomfortable and noticeable as they were in previous decades. Stainless steel braces are by far the most common. These are made up of wires and brackets. Overall, the decision to obtain braces is your own. There are many benefits, as have been listed here. They can help prevent future gum disease and damage to teeth. They can straighten teeth, close gaps in teeth, and better space out teeth, all resulting in a more confident smile. They can help prevent future discomfort and weakness due to misalignment of teeth or bite. They can also make you feel better about both your oral health and your appearance.If you are considering braces, please call our helpful Ladd Orthodontics team, and we’d be happy to make an appointment.
Ladd Orthodontics is thrilled to be able to offer the Kokomo and Peru communities this game changing orthodontic treatment modality. Invisalign clear aligners are one of the most popular ways for patients to straighten their teeth here at Ladd Orthodontics. The system has several advantages: the aligners are almost invisible, meaning few people will notice you are wearing them. There is no metal in the aligners and no tightening involved in treatment, maximizing comfort levels. The aligners are also removable, so you can take them out to eat and drink, to brush your teeth and to clean. The Invisalign system can be used to treat a range of orthodontic conditions. If you are interested in this treatment, you should book a consultation today with Dr. Emerick, our board certified orthodontist here at our Ladd Orthodontics. She along with her skilled team will carefully examine your mouth to learn more about your dental situation, and will establish whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.
We use the latest X-ray technology, known as digital radiography, which uses an electronic sensor to capture and store digital images of your teeth. The images can be enlarged and viewed many times to ensure proper treatment of your mouth’s unique needs.
The process of taking digital radiography is quicker and more comfortable than the process of taking X-ray film. It also reduces radiation exposure by a significant amount. Because the digital images can be viewed instantly, we will be able to detect and diagnose any abnormalities and problems at a faster and more efficient rate.
At Ladd Orthodontics, we like to have fun with our patients and reward them for good oral habbits. We believe this is a great program for both our younger and older patients because who doesn't like the opportunity to earn cool prizes through positive actions? Patients earn Ladd Ortho Reward Points for having great oral hygiene, nothing loose or broken, visiting your dentist regularly, liking us on Facebook, giving us reviews online, and much more.
Ladd Orthodontics offers the latest orthodontic treatments including Invisalign, a completely clear invisible brace. One of the many benefits of Invisalign is that people won’t even know you are having treatment! Invisalign can be used to treat a vast number of problems in adults and children. Book an appointment with our Invisalign specialists today.
The practise of orthodontics has been around for a very long time. The Greek philosophers Hippocrates and Aristotle were thinking about ways to straighten teeth back in 400BC!
Fortunately the advances in orthodontics that have taken place in recent years means that people can now wear a variety of different braces. These range from invisible to tooth coloured or even behind the teeth, also known as lingual appliances.