Do you have a local orthodontist? 

Make One Stop Dentistry your stop  for a compassionate orthodontist in Tacoma. Patients come to us for orthodontic treatment because of our attention to detail, great prices, and sedation dentistry. As a leader in his field, Dr. Mostafa Norooz makes orthodontics accessible. Our dental office specializes in treating patients with dental anxieties. We listen, we respond with compassion, and we truly care—that makes all the difference. 

What are orthodontics? 

An orthodontist is a specialist. There are a variety of specialties within the dental field. Dentists typically focus on one or two in particular. Because they require additional training, these choices usually coincide with their practice’s specialty. Orthodontics focuses on the treatment of irregular teeth. This focus includes re-alignment through the use of appliances that include braces, headgear, or other corrective measures. 

What to expect from your orthodontic consultation. 

Our orthodontic services in Tacoma are comprehensive. First of all, one of our dental assistants or Dr. Norooz will perform a complete examination. An exam includes a dental and medical history, a full clinical examination, x-rays, photographs, and a plaster cast mold of your teeth. Once your exam is complete, Dr. Norooz will analyze the results. We will discuss our findings and the most appropriate way to correct any issues. Our staff is compassionate. We answer any and all questions because an informed patient is a stress-free patient. 

Orthodontic treatment benefits conditions that include: 

  • Openbite 
  • Excessive Spacing 
  • Overbite 
  • Underbite 
  • Misplaced midline 
  • Crowding 
  • Crossbite (Front Teeth) 
  • Crossbite (Back Teeth) 
  • Abnormal Eruption 
  • TMJ 
  • Overjet 
  • Missing Teeth 

What’s the difference between a dentist and orthodontist? 

Orthodontists undergo additional training above a standard dentist. Dr. Norooz has taken over 2000 hours of additional dental continuing education. He has worked with the Progressive Orthodontic System, completing a mini-residency to further hone his skills. As an industry leader and fixture in the dental practitioner community, Dr. Norooz sets the standards to which other dentists aspire. 

Common Treatment Types 

  • Braces – Braces are one of the most widely used methods for the treatment alignment related conditions. As your orthodontist, Dr. Mostafa Norooz has a variety of different types of braces at his disposal. He’ll help you to find one that works with your lifestyle while providing correction on time. Options include lingual braces, dental braces, and invisible braces. 
  • Headgear – Dentists frequently recommend headgear for developmental problems. These are often worn at night and attach to existing braces. They help your teeth and jawbone to develop correctly and are commonly used to fix conditions like an underbite or overbite. 
  • Retainers – A retainer is the final step in the orthodontic process. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. Retainers are used to keep teeth from returning to their original positioning after the use of braces, face masks, and headgear. 

We provide the best care and the smartest use of orthodontic technology to provide you with a lasting treatment solution. 

Contact us for orthodontic service today! 

Get the smile you’re meant to have. We can make it a reality. Call or contact us today to schedule your first appointment. Our office is located in the stadium district in Downtown Tacoma, just a short walk from Evergreen College’s satellite campus and Jason Lee Middle School