Our Philosophy


Drs. Chermak and Hanson use a combined orthodontics/orthopedic approach to treat malocclusion and facial imbalance. This type of treatment focuses on guiding the growth of the jaws while simultaneously straightening the teeth and generally allows the treatment of most problems without the extraction of permanent teeth! This more progressive treatment method also usually allows us to avoid older alternatives such as extensive use of the headgear appliance, extraction of teeth and/or jaw surgery.