Treatment Info

Options To Fit Everyone

When you’re ready to explore the many options available in orthodontics, choosing a specialist is the first step. Choosing a specialist committed to offering the most patient-friendly options available is an important second step. That is why so many residents from Anchorage and beyond choose Murray Orthodontics. No matter your age, we have options that can be custom tailored not only to your teeth – but to your life.

We are also committed to making the very best treatment affordable so you never need to compromise between quality and affordability. Murray Orthodontics has a number of  payment options available so you can find a plan that works for you and your family. Our team is experienced with maximizing any insurance benefits you may have available to you.

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Treatment for Younger Kids

The AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) recommends and Murray Orthodontics encourages parents to bring their child for an initial orthodontic exam at age 7. In some cases (about 10% of the time), Dr. Murray will recommend early, interceptive treatment, frequently referred to as Phase I Treatment. With early treatment we can take the least invasive approach to address any skeletal deficiencies or tooth crowding issues your child may have while developing. Addressing these issues early helps avoid a more invasive approaches in the future. However, the vast majority of children do not need early treatment. That's why we've created our Growth & Development Program better known as “Murray’s Musketeers/Kid’s Club”. If your child is in this program, that means they are not in need of treatment at this time, but we’re monitoring them in case treatment is needed in the future. These very important growth and development evaluations will be scheduled every 6 to 12 months and are free. They allow us to monitor your child's dental development and give you peace of mind that you're making the right decisions for your child's oral healthcare.

Options for Adolescents

adoles-img-1Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common timeframe for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most, if not all, of the permanent teeth are in place. Crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites are highly visible. We can often take advantage of the remaining skeletal growth to make the necessary orthodontic corrections to create an exceptional smile for your child.

Most of the time, adolescents  LOVE sharing the braces experience. After school visits at Murray Orthodontics are busy and fun; many patients see their friends from school, church and various sports teams!

Teen & Adult Treatment

At Murray Orthodontics the options for teens and adults include Invisalign - for straight teeth without braces, clear braces - when fast, efficient treatment also needs to be discreet and, of course, metal braces - with colorful elastics. So whether you want to show the world your braces or you’d prefer an option that gets the job done less visibly, we have both the technology and the experience to make it happen. Treatment options today are faster, more comfortable and require fewer visits to our office so you can enjoy your time in treatment almost as much as you’ll enjoy having your beautiful new smile.
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dog-img-1Dr. Murray is committed to using technological advances in orthodontics to make the patient experience better. Every patient that chooses braces also receives:
  • precision bracket placement to make tooth movement more efficient and precise
  • thermal wires that move teeth using the natural heat of your body
  • digital scanning of all teeth to minimize having to take impressions
  • digitized x-rays
  • digitized photographic images