By quality, we mean orthodontic treatment that creates an esthetic balance between the face and teeth, perfection in the final alignment of the teeth, correction of the bite and long term dental health.
The Best Care
Dr. Robert Magness and
Dr. Marla Magness-Myers are Diplomats of the American Board of Orthodontists. They are experienced and skilled orthodontists who strive to provide their patients with excellent orthodontic treatment. Their goal is the best care available.
Quality care—without gimmicks or shortcuts
Doctors Magness and Magness-Myers do not rely on gimmicks. You will not find video arcades, movie parties or iPad give-aways at Magness Orthodontics. What you will find instead are seasoned professionals who care passionately about the quality of care they provide. The doctors consult with each patient individually to learn the patient’s desires and expectations. They plan and prepare a course of treatment best-suited to achieve the desired result. They then sit chair-side with the patient, actually provide the treatment, and do not delegate their responsibilities to a legion of assistants.
Why demand a board-certified orthodontist?
All orthodontists are dentists first. But not all dentists are orthodontists. And fewer still are certified by the American Board of Orthodontists.
To become an orthodontist, a dentist must typically complete a graduate program accredited by the American Dental Association in the specialty of orthodontics. These residency programs involve at least two, and often three, additional years of academic years of study and mastery of the skills required to manage tooth movement (orthodontics) and guide facial development (dentofacial orthopedics). On average, there are fifteen applicants for each position in an orthodontic residency program. Only those who successfully complete this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists.”
Orthodontists limit their practice only to orthodontists and do not perform other dentistry, such as root canals, fillings, bridges or crowns. Orthodontists are therefore uniquely qualified in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of orthodontic problems and dedicate their professional lives to orthodontic theory and practice.
Orthodontists who demonstrate exceptional skill, proficiency and excellence in orthodontists are eligible to become certified as “Diplomates” of the by the American Board of Orthodontists. Certification involves a thorough written examination over orthodontic theory and practice. Those who pass the written examination are then eligible to present cases they have treated for review by expert examiners of the American Board of Orthodontists. Board certification is awarded only to those orthodontists who pass the written examination and the clinical review of their treated cases.