Dr. Ulises A. Guzman knows the difference straight teeth and a beautiful smile make in the life of his patients. Not only does each person’s self-esteem blossom, but they become more confident in every interaction. They know their smile looks incredible and that makes them happier and more outgoing.
Dr. Guzman also knows that properly aligned teeth improve a person’s dental and overall health. When teeth are crooked, it’s difficult to properly brush and floss, leading to an increase in dental disease. Misaligned teeth also put strain on the jaw and facial muscles during chewing, which can lead to pain, including TMJ-TMD.
Through his work, Dr. Guzman improves each patient’s emotional and physical health. Best of all, those changes last a lifetime!
Understanding the importance of remaining current on ever-changing research, technology, and treatments, Dr. Guzman completes many hours of continuing education. He has also presented at professional orthodontic meetings, and has many published papers, as well.
Additionally, Dr. Guzman is a Fellow and Master with the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow in the International Association for Orthodontics. He strongly believes that staying current in his profession is the key to delivering comprehensive, quality care, and creating a lifetime of beautiful and healthy smiles for his patients.
We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
At our orthodontic practice, we work hard to treat our patients the same way we would like to be treated: with respect, professionalism, and sensitivity toward our needs. We understand the expectations of the patients and families we serve, and we do everything we can to make sure that each patient has an exceptional experience at our practice.As a team, we promise to:
Please feel free to contact our practice and schedule a complimentary orthodontic consultation. Your lifetime of happy smiles starts here!
Doctor Guzman’s Published Articles
The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certification process signifies a unique achievement—a significant step beyond the two to three years of advanced education required for a dentist to become a specialist in orthodontics. The process requires the orthodontist to demonstrate actual accomplishments in patient care with detailed case reports on the treatment provided for a broad range of patient problems. Board certification is a voluntary achievement that all orthodontists do not choose to pursue. In order to become board certified by the ABO, an individual orthodontist is thoroughly interviewed by a highly respected panel of examiners to demonstrate their orthodontic knowledge, clinical skills and judgment.
The ABO was founded in 1929 and is the oldest specialty board in dentistry. The board’s purpose is to elevate the quality of orthodontic care for the public by promoting excellence through certification, education and professional collaboration.
to both the orthodontic profession and the general public. It represents a commitment by a licensed specialist that he/she has the necessary knowledge base and skills to treat patients to the highest of standards. It exemplifies a practitioner’s commitment to continue to keep abreast of the latest advances in patient care, and to continue to deliver these latest advances to patients. Many orthodontists see it as a demonstration of their dedication to the specialty and the highest level of personal achievement.
Since the establishment of the ABO in 1929, the certification process requirements have continued to adjust to the demands of the specialty. Today, the process involves a thorough Written Examination (240 questions) covering all areas of information which an orthodontist should be knowledgeable. Successful completion of this "board exam" allows the orthodontist to proceed to the Clinical Examination where they present detailed case reports from their practice/residency, demonstrating a history of excellence in patient care. These cases are evaluated by a panel of examiners and later discussed during an oral examination where the applicant is tested on a wide variety of academic and clinical topics. After successful completion of these examinations, the orthodontist has officially achieved Board Certification, for a time-limited period. The orthodontist must go through Certification Renewal every 10 years to maintain their certification status by demonstrating this continued level of patient care.
A board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. They have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has not only completed a graduate program in dentistry to receive their DDS or DMD (Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine), but has also gone through a competitive residency at a orthodontic program for an additional 2-3 years to be trained specifically in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Achieving board certification is the last step in a long and intensive educational experience to ultimately provide excellent patient care.
At Guzman Orthodontics we create amazing smiles, one person at a time. Dr. Ulises A. Guzman and our team focus on personalized care, with treatments customized to each person’s unique needs. This means the best orthodontic experience and strongest, most confident smile for you.