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October 10, 2016

You Teach, We Treat

Far too often educators aren’t recognized for their long hours in the classroom and impact they make to the youth in our state. Orthodontic Arts is making an effort to recognize amazing educators in Oklahoma through You Teach, We Treat.

September 30, 2016

Thanks for sharing this journey with us!

A year ago we opened the doors to Orthodontic Arts in Midtown. It has been an exciting adventure full of wonderful families and memorable smiles. Read more about this exciting adventure! 

August 22, 2016

Visiting the Orthodontist at an Early Age

Is there ever a good time to be early?  It’s always a good idea to arrive early for an interview, movie and to beat traffic. But is it really a good idea to see an orthodontist early? Absolutely.  At around 7 to 8 years of age, permanent teeth have erupted or are beginning to erupt in children, particularly their first molars and incisors.

June 8, 2016

Staff Appreciation Week Highlight: Angie & Terri

Angie and Terri bring lots of joy to our office! Read more about their impact on our practice. 

June 7, 2016

Staff Appreciation Week Highlight: Beth

Beth has been working with Dr. Birdwell's team for 23 years! Read more about Beth and the many reasons why we appreciate her. 

June 6, 2016

Staff Appreciation Week Highlight: Linda

We're excited to continue to highlight members of our staff for Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week! Read more about Linda and the many ways she contributes to our practice! 

June 5, 2016

Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week

June 6-10 has been designated Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week by the American Association of Orthodontists and I'm excited to recognize the amazing folks that make our office special. Each one of them is immensely talented, gifted and loving. Let's kick off the week highlighting Dana Murcer!

April 24, 2016






We are hardwired to take notice of a smile.  

It is more than just a pleasing expression.

Read on to learn more about the recognition of a face and a smile.      






April 6, 2016


Every now and then a Do It Yourself article (DIY) on some form of orthodontic treatment will get posted on the news.  It makes great headlines and seems so fantastically simple to just fix that crooked grill at home.  Using rubber bands to pull teeth together or the most recent; DIY Invisalign.  

March 13, 2016

The Art of Orthodontics: Does My Child Need Braces? Part 2

What is the best age for my child to begin comprehensive orthodontic treatment?

One of the most confusing things for parents when considering orthodontic treatment for their child is the difference of opinions of when is the best age to start treatment.  I addressed the question of early treatment in our last blog.  This post will focus on the the second phase of a 2 phase treatment or comprehensive orthodontic treatment,