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Here are 11 unique habits of Dr. Kozak that set him apart from any other orthodontist nearby:


Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.

The Patient's Chief Complaint Health of TMJ
Dental Aesthetics Periodontal Health
Facial Aesthetics Stability
Dental Occlusion  


I treat every case as if I’m an architect building a skyscraper. I create the ‘blue print’ for every patient prior to placing brackets and wires. I begin with customary orthodontic records and go several steps beyond to determine the complexity of the case, the length of time it should take to complete treatment and the involvement of each appointment to ensure its success in the end.


My goal is to finish each and every case in the shortest amount of time with the best possible result. Because I care, I am not going to start a patient with treatment if I know I’ll be waiting for teeth to erupt during treatment time.


If two phases are beneficial, I will get as much done in the first phase as I possibly can. Instead of focusing on one problem, I start with the end in mind and work through all the problems.


The reason 12 year molars need to be treated and why I wait for them to erupt prior to starting treatment.


The method provides the best plan for function and aesthetics. I am not the type of orthodontist to take records on a patient and place brackets the same day or next day. That type of proccess does not allow for proper treatment planning or allow for a thorough approach to the end result in mind. The indirect bonding technique also minimizes chair time for the patient because the work to develop the case is done prior to every patient arriving for their appointment.


Gives more information regarding bite discrepency and actual starting point diagnostically.


This proccess optimizes the occlusion/function.


At every patient appointment, updates are noted in the pre-defined treatmet plan to consistently ensure we are on target with our end result in mind. Each patient chair is equipped with a computer to allow for a paperless charting system


So they remain motivated and focused on the goal and will partner with us to get there.


This is a decision that affects them for a lifetime. What they choose to do and whom they choose to do it with has lasting effects.

* The Roth/Williams course is the only course of its kind in the world, and the only school in the United States is at the University of Detroit (www.rothwilliams-aeo.com). Orthodontists attending this course meet for 7 sessions, four days each, over a period of two years to earn their certifications. The format allows attendees to study and learn the information, practice the clinical skills needed, and gradually transform their practices. The practice of a certified Roth/Williams orthodontist will be different in many ways from the traditional tooth alignment orthodontic practice. I believed in this philosophy so much that I drove from kenosha to Detroit for the 2 year period it took me to become certified. Many organizations I partner with, such as Invisalign and Dolphin, have Roth components that cater to my diagnostic philosophy.

 
Kozak Orthodontics. 2011
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