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Dr Kent is the first person i came across who really understands my unhappiness after traditional orthodontic treatment. From the very first email he Listened . I will be flying in from South Africa to do my treatment with him. If your concern is your smile, previous orthodontic work , or possible extraction & braces, speak to Dr Kent first. I am not affiliated, only a desperate patient tired of searching for answers in a world of messed up ortodontics.
Dr. L seemed to be the most educated and was definitely the most friendly out of all the Orthodontists I visited. Being in my mid-40's, I wanted to straighten my teeth without braces. Invisalign and Dr. L did the job perfectly. I have since brought my 9 year old son in for Orthodontic treatment. The whole staff is great with kids. The office is also very beautiful, clean and spacious.
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: University of Wyoming
Medical: MD, University of Iowa, Doctorate of Dental Surgery
Periodontics, USAF Dental Corps
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Masters in Orthodontics, St. Louis Univ. Medical Center
Fellowship: International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
Treatments offered at Aurora Orthodontics & TMJ
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By S. Kent Lauson, DDS, MS “I’m sorry, Mrs. Jones, there just isn’t enough room in the bone structure of Johnny’s jaws for all of his teeth. We need four teeth removed. Then we’ll have enough room to straighten all the remaining teeth.” This communication has been heard...
1. Q. What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist who does braces or Invisalign? A. An orthodontist is a dentist, who after graduating from dental school, completes an additional 2 year full-time university based education in an accredited orthodontic residency program. By learning...
The Dental Connection to Sleep Apnea Posted on 30. Jun, 2010 by Aurora Orthodontics & TMJ in Blog Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can cause more than just loud snoring that keeps you and your spouse from getting a good night’s sleep. It can cause heart stress leading to heart attacks,...
Enlarged Tonsils Can Cause Serious Side Effects Posted on 30. Jun, 2010 by Aurora Orthodontics & TMJ in Blog Years ago, it was common for children to have their tonsils and adenoids removed at a young age. Today, however, many doctors believe that these surgeries are unnecessary and risky...
8 Keys to Lower Facial Harmony & Proper Bite Posted on 30. Jun, 2010 by Aurora Orthodontics & TMJ in Blog Key # 1 Upper Jaw (Maxilla) The upper jaw holds the key in many ways to facial beauty and proper function of the lower face and teeth. It should be wide and full to accommodate all normal...
Most popular answers from Kent Lauson, DDS, MS
Please do not have the "4 premolars" removed, especially because your orthodontist is giving you the option of expanding the upper jaw. The removal of... READ MORE
This is a great question and the answer can determine the quality of the result. There are several important steps in assuring the result is a good as... READ MORE
If orthodontic extractions are recommended, it typically is because of either an overbite or crowding is present. Both crowding and overbites are the... READ MORE
Let me explain the difference of expansion with Invisalign and true palatal expansion. Invisalign will give some expansion, but it is primarily... READ MORE
Think of attachments on teeth as little handles on them which allow the aligners to 'grip' onto a more challenging tooth. Otherwise the... READ MORE
It is being recognized more and more that the extraction of permanent teeth can have very negative long term consequences. Those include TMJ... READ MORE
Traditional orthodontics has for many years recommended extracting teeth when dental crowding exists. Then the remaining teeth are straightened. The... READ MORE
As a 26 year old, I advise seeking an orthodontist who has experience with Functional Facial Orthopedics (FFO) which can solve your narrow upper jaw... READ MORE
Most traditionally trained orthodontists still use teeth extraction as a way to eliminate the imbalance between the bone structure and the size of... READ MORE
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