Salem Orthodontist
1855 W. Nob Hill St. SE, Ste. 300
Salem, Oregon 97302 US
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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Economics, The Colorado College, 1983
    Dental: DMD, Oregon Health and Sciences University, 1988

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In my case, do you feel it is necessary to have two lower teeth extracted before Invisalign? (Photo)

I don't want to comment exactly on your case but here is what I will tell you after 20 years in practice and as an invisalign premier provider... READ MORE

My bite is worse after braces! How can I correct my bottom bite and get my lip back? (photo)

First thing to do is sit down and have a talk with your orthodontist and let him know how you feel and discuss the options. For what it is worth, here... READ MORE

What is the relapse rate after removal of braces where no teeth extraction is done? (Photo)

I would agree that relapse is guaranteed using the "expansion" approach. Lower jaws can not be expanded, and at your age, only slight expansion is... READ MORE

Will 10 eMax veneers to top teeth after my braces removed in few months would possibly be the best solution? (Photos)

It looks like your teeth are very triangular shaped. The teeth themselves can be modified to more aesthetic contours. This would reduce the dark... READ MORE

What is wrong with my teeth? I used braces before. Am I toothy? (Photo)

You actually have very nice teeth. They are just in the wrong place and at the wrong angle for the rest of your smile. Your 2 front teeth are a little... READ MORE

What modifications can be done on my teeth after/during braces? (Photos)

It is not unusual to have questions like yours after your initial consultation. Ask for some time with your provider to clear up these questions prior... READ MORE

Treatments to fix receded lower chin following two bicuspid extractions + braces of the upper jaw.

From your description, of your profile and your previous treatment, to get the change in your face that you desire would require surgery. If your bite... READ MORE

Edge to edge bite caused by braces. (Photos)

This is a question for the person who is treating you. If you are experiencing pain and you think it is due to your treatment or your resulting bite,... READ MORE

Can Invisalign fix my crooked smile and widen my arch to give me a bigger smile? (photos)

Invisalign is an excellent tool for moving teeth. However, it is only a tool, it is up to the person who is treating you to really hear your concerns... READ MORE

Overcrowding, but different advice about extracting premolars. Help? (Photo)

The orthodontist is correct and his assessment of what would happen with out extractions is also correct. This is not only an extraction case, but a... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. McDonald

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