What Is An Orthodontist?

Flower Mound Orthodontics is a full-service orthodontics practice in Flower Mound, TX. Dr. Wayne L. Sankey leads a team of professionals who are dedicated to offering comprehensive orthodontic solutions for patients of all ages. 


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What Is An Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a highly educated dental professional who has specialized training in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of irregularities in tooth position or jaw development that are affecting the health, function, and aesthetics of a patient’s natural smile. All orthodontists are dentists, but only a few of them go on to complete the necessary training and advanced education needed to become orthodontists. Through this training, an orthodontist gains the skills they need to manage tooth movement and guide jaw development.

Dr. Sankey completed a post-graduate Orthodontic Residency program to receive his certification as an Orthodontist. This required 2 years of additional training and clinical experience which has prepared him to address the more complex problems affecting the health or function of your smile.

What Can Orthodontics Fix?

Orthodontics can address a wide range of dental problems, from minor alignment concerns to complex cases of malocclusion. In addition, orthodontics can also address certain types of cosmetic concerns. Dr. Sankey will evaluate your smile and recommend the best treatment option for you. We take pride in providing comprehensive solutions for your dental needs. Our orthodontic treatment can address the following concerns:

Orthodontic Services in Flower Mound, TX

Flower Mound Orthodontics offers a complete range of orthodontic services for children, teens, and adults. Dr. Sankey will assess your needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for your smile. Depending on your cosmetic goals and oral health needs, we may recommend one or more of the following to improve your smile:

  • Invisalign ®: Clear, removable aligners that can discreetly address a wide range of orthodontic issues related to tooth position and jaw development. A Platinum Provider in Flower Mound, Dr. Sankey offers experienced care for children, teens and adults.
  • Orthodontic appliances: Can be used for various orthodontic needs.
  • Traditional braces: Braces can either be made of metal or ceramic and are typically ideal for most all orthodontic concerns.

We also offer two-phased treatment, or early orthodontic treatment, for young children. Dr. Sankey will assess your child’s need and determine if treatment is needed. In many cases, early intervention for complex dental problems can prevent further orthodontic issues in the future or avoid the need for braces.

Visit Our Flower Mound, TX Orthodontics Practice

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sankey at Flower Mound Orthodontics. During your consultation, Dr. Sankey will carefully evaluate your smile, discuss your orthodontic concern, and explore your cosmetic needs. At the end of your appointment, Dr. Sankey will explore all viable treatment options with you and together, you and Dr. Sankey will find the best solution for your needs.

To schedule your appointment, call 972.833.8212 or fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment online.