Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentistry

As Pediatric and Orthodontic specialists, We know that we need to bring together technologies that protect your child’s health, comforts that help him or her receive anxiety-free dental care, and amenities that make trips to the dentist fun! We also  know that the care we provide will set the stage for your child’s dental care well into adulthood – most people who have a fear of the dentist had bad experiences in childhood, and one of our main goals is to make sure your child only has great experiences at Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. And we haven’t forgotten the fun! We offer video games in the waiting room, free wifi, and TVs in every operatory, helping keep your child entertained and distracted during dental visits. Everything we do combines the latest technology with the warmth and compassion of the entire dental team.

Orthodontics for Children and Adults

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. Our Orthodontists use Braces, Clear Aligners such as Invisalign®, and other appliances to gently nudge teeth over time into the desired & healthy position. The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic — beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages. It is a fact that proper alignment of crooked, crowded teeth will enhance dental health well into adult life. A beautiful smile increases self-esteem and confidence – and that lasts long after the treatment has finished.

What is the difference between a Dentist and an Orthodontist?

All orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. In fact, only about six out of a hundred dentists have the proper training to be “orthodontists”.  As a specialist in orthodontics, unlike general dentists who provide orthodontic care, Drs. Peter Wojtkiewicz, Brice Gilliam and Keith Payton are focused only on your orthodontic needs and have completed the residency necessary to be licensed orthodontists. Find out more about orthodontics.