"Our son is nearing the age where we need to start looking at getting braces for his teeth. We thought we would try to get educated before making appointments and found the book "Brace Yourself" to be exactly what we needed. Written by two experienced orthodontists, there is a ton of great information here about the importance of getting good orthodontic work, the different types of braces available and even payment options that are out there. A very well written and highly informative guide that educated us and eased our minds about this entire process."
– Trish F.
Inside the Book You’ll Discover
1. The most frequently asked questions from patients and parents before making the important decision to transform their smiles.
2. How the latest orthodontic technology works for you and your lifestyle. If you thought braces were ugly and painful, think again.
3. Answers to the most-pressing concerns before braces or Invisalign. Doctors agree, this book is a mandatory checklist of things to consider before starting orthodontic treatment.
4. How to choose an orthodontic specialist to provide your treatment with maximum results, minimum investment and the most-efficient treatment timing.
Dr. Courtney Dunn is a third generation Arizona native. She was born in Phoenix and attended Xavier College Preparatory. She completed her BS in Biology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and her DDS and MS in Orthodontics at the University of Michigan. At graduation from dental school, she was presented with eight awards for excellence and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Following residency, Courtney was invited to become a faculty member at the University of Michigan and served for two years as an adjunct clinical lecturer in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Dunn’s research in tissue engineering and gene therapy has also received national recognition. In 2005, Courtney received the Milo Hellman Award for the most meritorious research done in orthodontics in North America. She has presented this research at many national meetings, and has a published paper in the journal “Molecular Therapy”. Courtney has learned to appreciate football through her husband, but also loves theatre, art, food, and community service. Most of all, she loves to spend time with her children, Grace, Cate and Patrick.
Dr. Matthew Dunn grew up in a small town outside of Saginaw, Michigan. He was valedictorian of his high school class, captain of the football team, and was accepted to dental school right out of high school. Dr. Dunn attended the University of Michigan for his BS (Biology), DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and MS (Orthodontics). Matt received multiple awards including the Francis B. Vedder award in fixed prosthodontics and the Comprehensive Care Award for excellence in all areas of dentistry. He was also inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. Dunn’s research in bone biology has been recognized numerous times by the American Association of Orthodontists. Most recently, he was awarded the Thomas Graber Award of Special Merit for one of the most outstanding projects of the year. He was invited to present this project at national meetings in 2006 and 2007. Aside from orthodontics, Matt is an avid football fan (he bleeds Maize and Blue), loves to explore new restaurants, go to the movies and spend time with his children.