Why Choose a Board-Certified Orthodontist?

What Is A Board-Certified Orthodontist?

A board-certified orthodontist has undergone hundreds of hours of additional study and completed rigorous examinations to achieve their certification from the American Board of Orthodontics. Board-certifications must also be renewed every ten years, ensuring that members keep up with the latest advancements in orthodontia. They are true specialists, and can offer a level of patient care that is second-to-none. 

Why Choose a Board-Certified Orthodontist?

When you choose a board-certified orthodontist, you’re choosing peace of mind. Know that your oral health is in the hands of a highly-trained expert, and that your smile will be beautiful and functional for the long run. 


To prepare for board exams, orthodontists must undergo additional study on top of their orthodontic residency. This means they have a deeper understanding of facial anatomy and how it relates to the smile, so they can provide patients with exceptional care.


Board-certification is a voluntary achievement that only about 1 in 3 orthodontists complete. Certification must be renewed every 10 years, so board-certified orthodontists are constantly self-evaluating and keeping up with the latest in orthodontic techniques and technology.

Peace of Mind

When you go to a board-certified orthodontist, you’re choosing a highly-trained professional at the top of their field. They will work with you to create a custom treatment plan that addresses the look of your smile, the functionality of your bite, the alignment of your jaw, and much more.

The Solana Orthodontics Difference

Invisalign Certified Provider

As an Invisalign Certified Provider, you can trust that Dr. Sandra uses the latest techniques available with the Invisalign system to ensure you get the smile you want. 

Airway Orthodontics

Airway orthodontics can reshape your mouth and open up your airway to its ideal state for better breathing and more restful sleep. By repositioning your jaw, and to promote nasal breathing, airway friendly orthodontics can reduce the risk of obstructive sleep apnea so you can live your best life.

Jaw Correction

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, can shift your jaw to create a more attractive smile. It can also improve the way your bite fits together for better function.

Looking To Discreetly Align Your Smile?

Clear aligners can gradually shift your teeth into the strong, straight smile of your dreams — without anyone noticing. If you’re looking for a metal and bracket-free approach to treatment, talk to your dentist about our clear aligner options.

Tooth-Colored Ceramic Braces

Interested in braces but looking for a less noticeable option? Ceramic braces are made out of a translucent ceramic material that matches the natural color of your teeth. It’s a great way to get all the benefits of traditional braces, without shiny metals or bright colors.

Self-Ligating Braces

Our office is proud to offer self-ligating braces. By using clips instead of elastic ties, the wires are allowed to move freely without causing friction. Plus, no elastic ties creates a cleaner and healthier mouth during treatment, which enhances your oral hygiene and overall experience. 

The Solana Orthodontics Difference

You are our #1 Priority

We know how busy life can get, especially for busy moms. Our practice is designed to accommodate your schedule without compromising on the quality of care. We value your time, so we run on time. Experience orthodontic excellence without the stress of time constraints with after-school and after-work appointments that you can book online from the comfort of your home anytime or anywhere.

Boutique-Style Practice

Solana Orthodontics is a boutique-style practice that is privately owned and operated, this means we do what is best for you and your health needs. But boutique doesn't mean more expensive, it means more attention to you, with the ability to customize your treatment and financial plan to your lifestyle and budget.

Advanced technology, relaxing environment

Do you have dental anxiety? Do you avoid going to any dental office? Here at Solana, we're not your average office. We want to pamper you with a relaxing and enjoyable experience; essential oils, a beverage bar, TV streaming services, private rooms, noise-canceling headphones, and more. We use 3D technology, which means ultra-low dose imaging with a Vatech Green CBCT x-ray machine, and iTero 5D scanner instead of goopy impression molds.

Same-Day Options

We want to make the best use of your time and maximize your visit. Ready to start treatment on the same day as your consult? Let's go ahead. Want to schedule out on a different day or time? Our team will work to find a convenient time for you to get started with treatment. Plus, our consult exam is complimentary with no strings attached.

Treatment Options for Every Need

Whether you have crowded teeth and a bad bite or you are suffering from sleep apnea, TMJ problems or need jaw correction, we've got you covered. We offer a wide variety of services from orthodontics to align your teeth, close spaces and fix your bite to jaw surgeries, airway wellness, Botox treatment for TMJ problems and facial esthetics.

We Are An Open Book

We promise to guide and educate you along your orthodontics and esthetics journey making it easy, enjoyable, and efficient. Our financial plans are clear and personalized to your budget, and you'll never experience additional charges for broken brackets or any hidden fees.

Have questions about Board-Certified Orthodontists? Find answers here.

Do orthodontists have to be board-certified?

Board-certification is a voluntary achievement. Out of the 19,000 members of the AAO (American Association of Orthodontics), about 58% are board-certified. The rising number of board-certified orthodontists is a testament to the ABO’s commitment to advancing the standard of care when it comes to orthodontics.

Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?

The good news is that you are never too old for orthodontic treatment or to get the smile you want. In fact, 1 in 4 orthodontic patients are adults, and that number is rising. Orthodontic treatment not only improves the look of your smile, but also helps promote better oral and overall health. Orthodontic treatments like braces for adults can help you improve your confidence and oral health.

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"Don't hide your smile any longer, book your complimentary consultation online and visit my office so I can get to know you and help you get a radiant, healthy smile."

-Dr. Sandra

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