Why An Orthodontist

Whether you’re considering clear aligners or traditional braces, an orthodontist like Dr. Cheryl L. Held has the training, experience, and treatment options to make sure that you get your best smile.

An orthodontist is a specialist who has two to three years of additional specialty education beyond what a general dentist has. This additional education includes studies in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and makes an orthodontist like Dr. Held an expert in straightening your teeth and in choosing the treatment option that is best for you.

Only orthodontists like Dr. Held are specialized in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Dr. Held received an additional 30 months of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. And, for over 15 years as an orthodontist since then, Dr. Held has been moving teeth, correcting bites, and guiding growth as her main focus every day that she has practiced. With years more training as an orthodontic specialist, Dr. Held can solve problems specific to orthodontics that a general dentist cannot.

There are a lot of treatment options these days, from retainers to clear aligners (such as Invisalign®) to invisible, metal, ceramic, and micro braces. Dr. Held has the specialized knowledge to consider all possibilities, based upon variables like your age, possible jaw imbalances, differences in the size of your teeth, and more. She knows what to use and when to use it, and she will work with you to make the best decision for your best smile.

Meet Dr. Held

Originally from Northern California, Dr. Cheryl L. Held began her orthodontic residency at the Saint Louis University Department of Orthodontics.
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  • O'Fallon, MO 63368
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