We are honored and excited to have Dr. Waite joining our team. He will begin treating orthodontics patients on March 10th.
Here’s a little bit about Dr. Waite:
Dr. Waite earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from BYU-Hawaii. He then attended the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Following dental school, Dr. Waite completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and received additional training in treating complex cases within the fields of pediatric dentistry, cosmetic and implant dentistry, and oral surgery. Continuing to pursue his dream of becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Waite then embarked upon the final phase of his education at Vanderbilt University. It was there that Dr. Waite received his advanced specialty certification in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Throughout the course of his entire education, Dr. Waite has received numerous awards and honors for his academic excellence and superior patient care. Dr. Waite is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Waite demonstrates his commitment to his field and his patients by maintaining active involvement in continuing education courses, study groups, and memberships in numerous professional organizations. Dr. Waite remains on the cutting edge of his profession by staying current on the latest orthodontic research and employing the most effective orthodontic techniques. Dr. Waite’s involvement in his specialty extends beyond the doors of the practice – he works both locally and internationally in providing basic health and dental care to impoverished communities. Dr. Waite strongly believes in serving those in need, and he has had the opportunity to provide much needed dental treatment in Nicaragua, Mexico, and the central valley of California.
Dr. Waite was born and raised in Orange County, California. He has been married to his wonderful, and supportive wife for over fifteen years. They are the proud parents of three children (Myles, Mia, and Ford). Outside of orthodontics, Dr. Waite enjoys spending time with his family, serving in his church, surfing, golfing, and running. He looks forward to seeing you soon! Be Happy and SMILE!
Not sure if your child needs orthodontic treatment? Here’s some helpful info:
The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy, functional “bite,” which is part tooth alignment and part jaw position. When jaws and teeth line up correctly, they are able to function as nature intended. This promotes oral health and general physical health. The attractive smile is an added bonus!
Orthodontic treatment will help your child bite and chew, and contribute to clear speech. When teeth function properly, they tend to look nice. An attractive smile is a pleasant side effect of orthodontic treatment, and can have emotional benefits. Self-esteem and self-confidence may improve as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips and face into proportion. Straight teeth are less prone to decay, gum disease and injury.
Ideally, children should have an orthodontic evaluation no later than the age of seven. Timing is determined by the type of problem that the child has or may be developing, and the child’s stage of dental development. Some patients may require tooth movement only, while others may need help with guiding the growth of their jaws.
Read more on Orthodontics and how to care for your child’s braces.