It was Dr. Patricia Simon’s own orthodontic treatment that set her on this career path at a young age. In fact, she was so inspired that she worked at her orthodontist’s office as an assistant throughout college! She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine before completing an orthodontic residency at Boston University. Now, she has more than two decades of experience helping her patients achieve their dream smiles with everything from Invisalign to traditional braces in Lakewood. She truly believes that each person’s smile is a work of art, and she looks forward to making you feel the same way!
I was recommended to Lakewood Orthodontics by my Dentist. I wasn’t thrilled to be getting braces at 3, but I’m so glad I did!! I love my smile!! And now my daughter needs braces and I wouldn’t trust anyone but Dr. Simon to do them!
Whether you are struggling with minor misalignment or severely rotated teeth, your smile goals aren’t out of reach. Click on any of the below pictures to learn more about some of our most popular teeth-straightening options!
Dr. Simon and our team never want price to be what stops you from getting the orthodontic treatment you desire. That’s why we’re proud to help make your care affordable with the below options. Just click on the icons to learn more!
Dr. Simon and our team look forward to serving you and your smile at our practice, which is located at 1809 Skillman Street in Dallas, TX (less than a 10-minute drive from Lakewood!). You’ll find us near BuzzBrews, Benny’s Bagels, and a number of other eateries, making it extremely convenient to grab a quick bite going to or from your appointment. Your GPS system will provide you with step-by-step instructions on finding our orthodontic office near you, but don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any assistance along the way!
Finding the right orthodontist near you for you and your family can feel overwhelming at the start, which is why we designed our website to share everything from our services and reviews to what makes us different. However, it’s completely natural to have a few questions on your mind after reading through the above information. As always, if you would like to speak directly with our team, we are just a phone call away. Otherwise, you can keep reading for the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions we get from patients!
Broken brackets, loose wires, and soft tissue injuries (like a cut to your gums) are all orthodontic emergencies that necessitate immediate care. If you’re experiencing potentially life-threatening symptoms, like difficulty breathing or bleeding for more than 10 minutes, then you should head to the nearest ER or call 911 right away. However, it’s unlikely that they will have an orthodontist on staff, so you should schedule an appointment with us once you get the medical care you need. For all other orthodontic emergencies, give our office a call first. That way, our staff can understand your specific situation, provide you with instructions over the phone, and schedule a time for you to come in ASAP.
Whether you have a last-minute opening in your schedule or need urgent treatment from our emergency orthodontist, scheduling a same-day appointment starts with a phone call to our office. This ensures our team can quickly solidify a time that works for both your schedule and ours. Of course, you are also welcome to request an appointment on our website. Although the turnaround time isn’t as quick, we will still do our best to get back to you the same day.
If you are worried about the cost of braces, you’ll be happy to know we offer multiple financial options. That way, we can accommodate almost every budget. To start, we will maximize your available dental insurance benefits, handling the paperwork and explaining the cost every step of the way. We also happily accept Lending Club and have our own in-house financing (with no interest!) to break up the cost of even the most extensive treatment plans. Simply put, we will work with you to find an option that benefits your smile and your wallet.
The road to becoming an orthodontist starts by earning a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Sciences (DDS) from one of 67 accredited dental schools in the U.S. After that, they have to complete another 2+ years of training under a qualified orthodontist. During this time, students learn how to recognize facial and jaw alignment, how teeth move, how to apply corrective treatment, and more. Through a combination of observation and practice, they gain the expertise necessary to graduate and become an orthodontist!