what sets us apart

What Sets Us Apart

Dr. Tipton and his staff treat patients like family and friends and only recommend treatment that is necessary. We are excited to have the opportunity to make such a positive difference in the lives of our community members and we take the trust they place in us very seriously. We take great pride in what we do as an orthodontic practice, and we look forward to working with you and helping you achieve a brilliant, new smile.

Here’s what sets us apart:

The team at Tipton Orthodontics is made up of highly trained clinicians who are dedicated to patients’ needs. With years of experience and continuing education, we are able to provide the state-of-the-art orthodontic treatments you expect from a top-quality practice.

We create smiles for patients of all ages! From children as young as seven who need growth monitoring to adults interested in clear Invisalign® aligners, we’ve got you and your family covered!

Our practice is high quality, not high volume. We don’t cut corners when it comes to treating patients! We strive to provide the best treatment options with amazing results and never compromise our patients’ full satisfaction. 

We value your time by running on time! We understand that you’re taking time out of your day for your appointment, so we want to get you in, out, and back to your life!

Parents are always welcome to accompany their children into the clinic area. Our practice believes in good communication and we take special measures to make sure our patients and their parents stay informed throughout their treatment.

With two practice locations in Tempe and Gilbert, AZ, we’re able to create a unique experience for our patients. Our Gilbert office has an upstairs called “The Loft” where patients and friends and family can wait for their appointment, study, play games, or watch TV. We also have slushies and snacks. Both offices have comfortable waiting rooms, water, and beverages available.

About Tipton Orthodontics: Giving patients million-dollar smiles each and every day!

For most people who visit our Tempe or Gilbert orthodontic office, a beautiful smile is the most obvious reason for wanting orthodontic treatment. However, after braces come off, they feel more self-confident as well. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, so a beautiful smile really is a healthy smile!

Why choose Tipton Orthodontics for your orthodontic treatment?

Dr. Tipton keeps up on all the current facets of orthodontics and is a Certified Invisalign® Provider. Studies have shown that it is not the type of bracket that an orthodontist uses that makes treatment better, rather it is the knowledge and skill of the orthodontist that provides the best result. Dr. Tipton has many years of experience creating beautiful smiles for patients of all ages throughout the Tempe and Gilbert, AZ communities.

Dr. Tipton and our staff take an active interest in our patients. When you start treatment, you will be assigned a specific assistant who will see you for most of your visits. We do our best to have consistency in treatment and continuity of care in all aspects of your orthodontic experience.

We also offer an exciting rewards program for our patients. You can receive points by being on time for appointments, brushing well, and having no loose or broken brackets. The points can be redeemed for various gift cards. A direct referral to our office of a patient who starts treatment garners a $100 Visa card or credit to your account!

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position.

This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal bands were placed around each tooth. You can choose brackets that are either clear or metallic, and you can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in the brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

Types of Orthodontic Treatment

Tipton Orthodontics provides comprehensive orthodontics, using proven, evidence-based methods, including:

  • Limited treatments
  • Surgical orthodontics
  • Invisalign clear aligners
  • Custom nightguards and sports mouthguards

Your Initial Consultation

At your initial consultation at our Tempe or Gilbert, AZ office, our treatment coordinator will take a set of photos and a panoramic X-ray. Your health and dental histories will be recorded. Dr. Tipton will review your photos and X-rays with you so you have a visual understanding of your orthodontic problems. Often, there are several options for orthodontic treatment. Dr. Tipton will explain the benefits and drawbacks of each, and help you make an informed decision regarding your care. Our treatment coordinator will answer any remaining questions you may have, and she will guide you as you begin your new orthodontic experience.