An orthodontist is a specialist of the jaws and teeth, just as a cardiologist is a specialist of the heart. Orthodontists are dentists who receive two or three more years of specialized university-based education after they graduate dental school.
Orthodontists specialize in the diagnoses, treatment and prevention of tooth, jaw and facial irregularities.
For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of braces, but orthodontists are trained to also focus on the correct function of your bite.
A malocclusion, or bad bite, can cause serious problems over a lifetime if it is left untreated. Loss of tooth structure, TMJ problems and even bone loss can occur if a malocclusion is not corrected. The goal of an orthodontist is to align the teeth and jaw so that the teeth will last a lifetime. Good orthodontic care will eliminate future dental care.
When it comes to the challenges and complexities of orthodontic treatment, most people choose an orthodontic specialist for their family.
An orthodontist only practices orthodontics and treats several hundred cases a year. An orthodontist doesn’t clean teeth, fill cavities, extract teeth or perform any of the routine procedures offered by your general dentist. Orthodontists and general dentists work hand-in-hand, just as family doctors and medical specialist do, in order to provide top level diagnoses and treatment.
Dr. JAW orthodontic patients receive the best of both worlds, a beautiful smile and a healthy, well-functioning bite that will last a lifetime.
Dr Jaw Orthodontists has three specialists who oversee all patients treatment. Three opinions are better than one and at Dr. JAW you get that in one office setting! Dr. James A. Weaver brings over twenty years of experience to the practice, while Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe and Dr.Kyle Rabe, more recent graduates of their orthodontic residencies, are up-to-date on all the recent developments and technologies in Orthodontics. Dr. JAW offers a perfect mix of expertise.
Appointment times are available to fit your busy family schedule. We offer early morning & late evening appointments throughout the week and Saturday appointments! We understand the value of your time and importance of flexible scheduling. We want to make orthodontics an easy-fit into your busy life.
Dr. Robison-Rabe and Dr. Rabe are Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, the only board recognized by the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. This DIPLOMA is a rigorous professional credentialing that only 20% of all orthodontists attain.
Dr. JAW is distinguished by Invisalign as an Elite Premier Provider. We are the top Invisailgn provider in southern Arizona and all of New Mexico. We are nationally recognized by Invisalign.
We utilize Self-Ligating braces that come in silver or clear. These braces significantly reduce the friction associated with traditional braces. Our self-ligating braces, combined with nickel-titanium orthodontic wires, have resulted in fewer appointments, shorter treatment time and increased patient comfort.
We also offer Lingual Braces- Braces that are attached behind the teeth.
Dr. JAW offices also utilize Digital X-rays. Digital x-rays produce superior quality and accuracy, with minimal radiation.
To meet your family needs, there are a wide range of payment plans. Dr. JAW will work with you to achieve a comfortable payment plan. Discounts are offered for full payments. We are preferred providers on most insurance plans .
The Dr. JAW offices are fun and relaxed. Dr. James Weaver, Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe, and Dr. Kyle Rabe, look forward each day to treating their patients and gaining their trust and friendship. Getting that perfect, healthy, beautiful smile has never been this enjoyable!
At Dr. JAW we have many fun games and contests for our patients during treatment. We have videogames for you to play while waiting for your appointment. Also, patients are given points at every appointment that can be redeemed for prizes, gift cards and even an ipod!!
Many staff members of the Dr. JAW team have been with us for over 10-20 years. Each staff member is first trained at dental assisting school and then further trained especially for orthodontics. Most are x-ray certified and each one is friendly and focused on exemplary patient care .
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