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05/29/2013
By: excellentoffice
Draper Orthodontics
I love draper Orthodontics. They have been very good with my son and have gone out of the way to ensure that his experience in braces is as comfortable as possible. My other kids love the arcade games and pinball machine and the staff treats us like family. We would recommend Dr. Draper and his staff to anyone. We live in the Hazel Dell area, but the drive out to Woodland has been worth it!!
07/08/2013
By: beaverfans
Draper Orthodontics
Dr. Draper takes his work very seriously. You can tell he cares more about my smile than even I do. Hahaha. Don't love wearing braces, but I love visiting Dr. Draper in Woodland. He does great work.
07/05/2013
By: ryanariane.pierce
Draper Orthodontics
At Draper Orthodontics you receive proactive early care, making the long-term process a positive one for your child. Dr. Draper is great with kids and my kids love his staff as well!
07/02/2013
By: djdhappy
Draper Orthodontics
Amazing orthodontist care! Caring, comprehensive and highly competent!
Tips & Advices
While going to the orthodontist can be difficult, sometimes it's necessary. If you are concerned about tooth alignment, feel your jaw shift, or are experiencing problems like difficulty chewing or grinding your teeth, it's time to see an orthodontist.
There are generally three types of braces patients can be fitted for at the orthodontist:
  • The more traditional option, bands, wrap around most of a patient's tooth.
  • Brackets are the most popular, applied directly to the tooth in metal or plastic form.
  • Lingual braces are brackets attached to the back of teeth.
People of all ages can wear braces to straighten their teeth, but it is most common to be fitted for these adjustments between the ages of 10 and 14. This is the time when teeth are better able to be straightened because the head and mouth are still developing.
The American Board of Orthodontics recommends finding a dental specialist that is board-certified, offers free or reduced-price consultations, and displays qualities such as trustworthiness, ability to communicate effectively, and attentiveness.
Orthodontists must complete a four-year undergraduate program to gain admission to dental school. After earning a Doctor of Dental Science degree at an accredited four-year dental program, students must then either complete a post-degree training program or one to two years residency in orthodontics. Then they need to earn a state license in order to practice. Certain states also require board certification.

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