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What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics, a recognized specialty of the American Dental Association, is a specialty of dentistry concerned with the correction of teeth and jaws that are crowded, misaligned, or otherwise positioned incorrectly.


Overview of patient care and services

The orthodontic residents are dentists who are being trained as specialists in orthodontics. Orthodontic faculty are dentists who have completed two to three years of specialty training in an accredited orthodontic residency program beyond their four years of dental school training.

Patients are treated by the orthodontic residents under close supervision of the part-time or full time faculty members in the program in Orthodontics.

Orthodontic treatment typically occurs in the following order:

  • Free consultation examination

  • Initial records appointment. Full or partial payment is due at this time; please consult with the staff for financial arrangements.

  • Treatment planning session

  • Placement of braces

  • Routine appointments for adjustment of braces

  • Progress records

  • Removal of Braces and placement of retention appliance

  • Post treatment records

    Retention appointments

Insurance and payment

At this time, the Graduate Orthodontic Clinic does not accept Title 19 or Badger Care insurance. Patients wanting orthodontic treatment will have to make the necessary arrangements for payment.



The Graduate Orthodontics Clinic is located on the second floor in the Marquette University School of Dentistry, Room 243.


Making an appointment

Anyone interested in seeking orthodontic treatment should contact the Graduate Orthodontic Clinic at 414-288-7271, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00p.m.