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21809 N. Scottsdale Road,
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85255


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Author: Created: 4/5/2013 9:02 AM
We chose pediatric dentistry because we genuinely love children and have great empathy for their dental needs. Parents are welcome partners in our practice. We understand your participation is vital in achieving optimal oral health for your child.
By pediatricapdo on 7/7/2015 11:32 AM

 Welcome to Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, where we are happy to be Premier Invisalign providers in the Scottsdale area. Invisalign is a state-of-the-art method for straightening teeth that is virtually invisible. The Invisalign system uses a set of clear, plastic aligners that are customized to fit an individual’s teeth. After wearing these aligners for 20-22 hours a day, your teeth will gradually shift into place to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

By pediatricapdo on 5/3/2015 9:32 PM

At Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our foremost priority is the proper, healthy dental and orthodontic development of our patients. Nothing makes us happier than seeing a child healthy - from the first incisors to the last molars. However, parents will often ask us - do I really need a pediatric dentist? Wouldn't my family general dentist do just as well?

By pediatricapdo on 2/25/2015 11:49 PM

One of the most common reasons that people seek treatment with an orthodontist is the presence of an overbite. An overbite is most commonly described as a condition where the upper front teeth are significantly forward (or, in front) of the lower front teeth. A significant overbite can lead to an increased likelihood of trauma to the upper front teeth from a fall or injury, and/or difficulty with eating.

By pediatricapdo on 2/18/2015 12:09 AM

One of the more common reasons parents of very young children enter our Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry office is to discuss thumb sucking. Thumb sucking is a very soothing, subconscious habit that can make permanent changes in the tooth and jaw position if persistent. Many parents and their children have significant difficulty deciding why, when, and how to address this issue.

By pediatricapdo on 2/17/2015 11:59 PM

At our Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offices, routine orthodontic examinations on children are often accompanied by questions from parents regarding retainers. How long do they need to wear them? What do they look like? And, often pointing at their own teeth, can they stop their teeth getting crooked into adulthood? The standard answer that gets right to the point is: “Your child should wear their retainers as long as they want their teeth to stay straight.” No, you don’t need to wear retainers every night of your life, but they should be worn on a regular basis for many years after an initial stabilization period.

By pediatricapdo on 6/5/2014 8:12 AM



A Dentist You Can Trust

At APDO, we know it can sometimes be difficult to find a dentist or orthodontist that you can trust. Thats what sets our doctors apart; not only are they highly-rated leaders in their field, but also respected members of their community, engaging in volunteer work and supporting many local schools and charities.

By pediatricapdo on 4/29/2014 11:43 AM

 Reviewed by Dr. Tim Wilson

Ah, summer. Pool parties, barbeques, summer camps, vacations... summer is a time to slow down, take a break and soak up a little extra time with family.

Summer is NOT the time to let your dental care routines go, which can often be the case when we are on vacation or away from our daily routines.  The dentists and orthodontists at APDO remind you to keep your teeth and gums healthy over the next few months by remembering these summer tips:

By pediatricapdo on 2/14/2014 9:16 AM

The iTero Digital Impression System is revolutionizing the way patients receive orthodontic treatment.  With iTero, patients will benefit from a more comfortable, more effective experience in the dentist's chair. 


By pediatricapdo on 10/1/2013 10:25 AM


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By pediatricapdo on 9/30/2013 1:23 PM

Years ago, everyone’s braces looked the same.  Metal brackets and wires were the standard and there was little else available.  Today, state-of-the-art-technology and an array of different materials have given orthodontists more treatment options.


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