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Dr. Leonard is a board certified orthodontist.
He is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics
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. They have 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.
See why so many people choose Alpha Orthodontics for their orthodontic care.
Dr. Leonard understands that adult treatment requires special consideration and experience.
Typical adult problems include crooked teeth and bad bites. Crooked teeth or a bad bite can contribute to tooth decay, abnormal wear of the teeth, gum and bone loss, tooth loss, headaches and TMJ (jaw) pain.
It's best for Dr. Leonard to see your child by age 7 to determine if orthodontic treatment is required. If it is, he will then make a recommendation as to the best time to begin treatment. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment is begun early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth.
Types Of Braces
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. Dr. Leonard is in the top 2% of all Invisalign providers.
Instead of the doctor bending an archwire by hand, a SureSmile wire, as designed by Dr. Leonard is custom-shaped by a robot. When the wire is inserted, each tooth moves directly to the prescribed position. It's this precise movement that enables such great results with a shorter treatment time.
iBraces are placed behind your teeth so no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and to your dental situation. iBraces have the unique prescription that Dr. Leonard creates for you built-in to ensure you get the results that you want.