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.
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 process 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 discrepancy and actual starting point diagnostically.
This process optimizes the occlusion/function.
At every patient appointment, updates are noted in the pre-defined treatment 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
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.
"Thank you, Dr. Kozak, For making my children's smiles so fantastic. For fixing there teeth so that they are no longer self-conscious of there smiles. This is the first time in a long time that I've truly felt that "I've gotten my money's worth--and more". Dr. Kozak and his colleagues at Kozak Orthodontics exceeded my expectations 10 fold, while being a perfectionist with the eye of an artist and a stickler for detail my children's teeth are more beautiful than I could ever have expected . The team at Kozak Orthodontics takes the time to get to know there patients and develop a comfortable relationships with them. Visits are friendly and quick. Kozak Orthodontics offers incentives and rewards for good Orthodontic care. They also initiate fun contests for there patients throughout the year. And what more can you say about Dr. Kozaks staff. They make you feel that they are there for you and you leave feeling that you have known them for years even after the very first visit. Kozaks staff is more than just a team but as a group of good friends working together to make BIGGER SMILES!!!! After 9 years and two sets of braces I have one thing to say THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU ALL!!!"
To the Team at Kozak Ortho, I'd first like to say, over the past 8 years, with my oldest daughter and now the past 2 years with my youngest daughter, your staff has been nothing but professional and it's been a pleasure to have you Dr. Kozak , and your wonderful staff to assist in creating unbelievable smiles for both of my daughters. The path with our oldest, has been long and trying and after 3 sets of braces and double madibular jaw surgery by your referred surgeon, the results have been remarkably worth it all! And to this day, Kayla still loves coming to see you all !! As far as my youngest, she wouldn't ever let the dentist near her, and then she found her oldest sisters ortho, and from the beginning was nothing but comfortable and anxious to get to her appointments and to get her "Kozak cash" for doing a good job! She just got her braces off in August 2011, and her smile is beautiful! For anyone who's hesitant about not knowing the Kozak team, I give you my word, there is no one I'd rather have spent all these years with. They have all become like family to us. Thank You, soo very much for all your care you have given my girls and I !
"My daughter was there earlier this week and had a great conversation with Casey, her technician. A few days later she received a card in the mail from her wishing her a great school year. Not only that but there were mentions of some of the personal topics they talked about. It really meant a lot to her and she was so excited!!! Thanks so much to Casey!!!!"