Why Choose Us?


High-Tech Office with a Human Touch

The latest orthodontic technology is just one reason we're the dentists' choice for orthodontics. We're one of the first practices in the area to use progressive new equipment like low-dose digital X-rays, and breakthrough appliances like the Invisalign® virtually invisible teeth-straightening system. We have an open treatment room for parents and kids to be together during procedures. There's even before- and-after computer imaging available to show you how great your new smile is going to be.

State-of-the-Heart Kids Care

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation before age 7, as properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and keep healthy. Early detection of orthodontic problems can save money in the long run, but more importantly, help children avoid unnecessary extractions and improve their self-esteem.

Dr. Fravel has watched the self-esteem in his young patients grow as they gain the confidence that a beautiful smile brings. Dr. Fravel is an expert with first-timers and explains procedures in words kids understand, at their eye level, before he begins.

We believe going to the orthodontist can and should be fun, so we offer free items like dental goodie bags, t-shirts and Dr. Fravel's Ortho Dollars to foster good brushing habits. For our youngest clients, we have juice and cookies, a play area with an arcade section, games and more.

Comfortable Techniques

No matter what your age, your comfort is important. Whether it's a simple adjustment to braces or essential orthognathic surgery, you deserve to be as relaxed as possible. That's why we constantly look for ways to reduce or eliminate the pain and discomfort some patients may experience.

From Dr. Fravel's gentle hands-on techniques to low-dose digital X-rays (a safer alternative to traditional X-rays), you can rest assured your safety and comfort are our number one priority.

Multiple Conveniences

We accept all major credit cards and offer flexible payment options for families on a budget. Other conveniences include:

  • Lunchtime appointments are available
  • Before- and-after computer imaging
  • TV monitors for each chair
  • Clear teeth-straightening appliances
  • Children's play area with movies, toys, video games, juice and cookies
  • Coffee bar for adults
  • Fun-colored elastics for kids (and adults)
  • Herbst Appliance for proper jaw growth and alignment
  • Low-dose digital X-rays
  • In-house laboratory
  • Open treatment rooms
  • Ample free parking
  • Computerized scheduling for shorter wait times
  • Acceptance and filing of most dental insurances