What Is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist, like Dr. Jerek Petrous of Petrous Orthodontics near Troy MI, is a dentist who has undergone special training to treat facial and dental anomalies like malocclusions (an abnormality in the alignment of the upper and/or lower teeth); similar to medical doctors that choose to specialize in fields like neurology and endocrinology. What Kind of […]

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My Child Has Braces, but Do I Need to See an Orthodontist?

Orthodontic treatment may be considered an adolescent endeavor best undertaken early in life, but that is more of a perception than it is a reality. More than 20% of people in America being treated for orthodontic issues are actually adults. And our orthodontist, Dr. Jerek Petrous, here at Petrous Orthodontics near Royal Oak, MI, treats […]

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Q&A with Your Favorite Orthodontist

We at Petrous Orthodontics near Troy, MI understand that our patients will have questions about their orthodontic treatment. And top orthodontist, Dr. Jerek Petrous, loves taking the time to address each of our patient’s questions and concerns about the treatments we offer and their results. For our current and future patients, here are some of […]

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How Can Orthodontics Help Prevent My Teeth from Getting Chipped?

Chipping your tooth is no joke. It can happen suddenly while munching on a snack or while playing contact sports. A tooth is also more likely to chip if it is not in the correct spot. Dr. Jerek Petrous and Dr. John Marx and the team at Petrous Orthodontics near Clawson MI could help you […]

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Why You Aren’t Too Old To See An Orthodontist

Many adults feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to undergo orthodontic treatment. But the truth is that adult orthodontics is very common. Orthodontics knows no age limit. In fact, statistics have shown that one-in-five patients receiving orthodontic treatment is over 21 years old! 1. Teeth shift over time. If you had braces as a […]

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Before You Choose an Orthodontist, Read These Tips!

Most people think of braces when they think of orthodontic care, but there is more to it than that. Orthodontists are specialists who treat oral health care issues related to misaligned jaws and teeth. Dr. Jerek Petrous, Dr. John Marx and the team at Petrous Orthodontics know that when it comes to the health of […]

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What is an Orthodontist? 

An orthodontist is a dentist who has undergone special training to treat facial and dental anomalies like malocclusions (an abnormality in the alignment of the upper and/or lower teeth), similar to medical doctors that choose to specialize in fields like neurology and endocrinology. Something that many people don’t know is that all orthodontists are dentists, […]

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How Do Clear Braces Differ From Traditional Braces?

Changes in appearance may be a contributing factor that cause adults near Royal Oak, MI to choose NOT to get braces. Dr. Jerek Petrous, Dr. John Marx and the team at Petrous Orthodontics know that adults who delay necessary orthodontic treatment may be damaging their mouth and negatively affecting their overall health.  Traditional metal braces […]

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Five Questions to Ask at an Orthodontic Consultation

What questions should I ask?  For folks who want to improve the appearance of their smile, the effectiveness of their bite, and/or their overall oral and dental health, feeling in charge of their orthodontic treatment decisions and feeling prepared for their initial consultation is important. During your initial consultation with Petrous Orthodontics, Dr. Jerek Petrous […]

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How Do I Know if I Chose the Right Orthodontist?

If you’re seeking the right orthodontist for you or your child, then don’t make a commitment too quickly; every orthodontist is different. Some may prefer to use a specific treatment plan over others, and some may charge their patients more for treatments more than other orthodontists do. Orthodontics treatment (especially with traditional metal braces) means […]