BY SAMANTHA GLUCK | PHOTO BY PENNY WHISTLE PHOTOGRAPHY
“We don’t just create great smiles, we inspire them.” That’s the motto at Smiles for Life Orthodontics owned by orthodontist Irelia Machado, DDS, MS. Inspiring great smiles sets Dr. Machado and her team apart from the rest. “We respect everyone’s unique smile goals, concerns, and expectations,” she explains, emphasizing that they listen carefully to each patient in order to deliver the best results.
Dr. Machado, affectionately called Dr. M. by her patients, takes special care to get to know each patient and his or her family. Patients see her at every appointment, so she can ensure the treatment progresses effectively. Her friendly staff keep you informed of details and the steps throughout the journey to your new smile. “We supply the knowledge, experience, and education, you supply the effort,” she says. “By working together, you’ll get to share that new, brilliant smile with the world in no time at all!”
Dr. Machado believes it is important to recognize sleep disordered breathing early, especially in young children. Symptoms such as snoring, mouth breathing, and teeth grinding are considered red flags.
The team at Smiles for Life Orthodontics has the expertise, training, and experience to identify and treat sleep disordered breathing in young children in collaboration with myofunctional therapists, pediatric dentists, and ear, nose and throat doctors.
Dr. Machado has special training and experience working with the management of tooth movement as well as guiding facial growth and development, which typically occurs during childhood. She devotes many hours to continuing education, ensuring her patients receive the most up-to-date, professional attention possible.
She also provides the latest in orthodontic treatment options, such as:
Aligner treatment – This option doesn’t require patients to use the wires or metal brackets associated with traditional braces. You can obtain straight teeth without changing your current lifestyle.
Damon Smile – Damon Smile braces allow for faster treatment time, outstanding comfort, and fewer office visits.
Adult Orthodontics – Dr. Machado also recognizes that orthodontic treatment is no longer just for children and teens. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health. She will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment, helping you achieve the smile you always dreamed of.
Take the first step towards a lifetime of beautiful smiles. Call Dr. Machado and schedule a consultation at Smiles for Life Orthodontics to discuss your treatment goals. She’ll help you create a custom care plan that precisely fits your specific needs.
- Orthodontic Consultation
- Crowded Teeth
- Open Bite
- Non-Braces Treatment
- Phase-One Treatments
- Damon Smile
- Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Surgical Orthodontics
- And Much More
4030 Justin Road, Suite 100
Flower Mound, Texas 75077