While it’s possible to achieve straight teeth from most dental professionals, choosing a Board Certified orthodontist gives you that extra assurance that your treatment plan will not only align the teeth, but extra consideration is given to the bite and facial profile. When teeth are straightened without addressing the bite, TMJ issues as well as wear and tear on your teeth can occur over time.
For that added assurance, trust Dr. Kendra Pratt at Terramont Orthodontics. Not only is
Dr. Pratt one of a select few orthodontists in The Woodlands who is Board Certified, she’s also committed to seeing her patients at every visit. And while most patients won’t wear braces until in adolescence, Dr. Pratt follows the guidelines recommended by the American Association of Orthodontics and welcomes patients into her practice at age seven or eight for their initial free consultation.
“It’s best to schedule an initial evaluation when kids are younger, so we can catch concerns while they’re easily managed,” Dr. Pratt said. “Most won’t need any treatment right away, but we do find some with underbites and other developmental issues that require much less invasive means for correction when treated at an earlier age.” As an example, Dr. Pratt is currently treating a 14-year-old who will require jaw surgery due to an underbite—a step that would likely have been avoided had the child been seen for early interventional treatment.
Why Board Certification Matters
Orthodontists specialize in the alignment of the teeth and jaw and receive additional years of training after dental school. As a Board Certified specialist, Dr. Pratt has committed to even more training and testing since becoming an orthodontist—a step only a small percentage undertake. “Board Certification is an extremely challenging and ongoing educational investment, but I want to offer my patients only the best in their treatment, so I dedicate my time,” Dr. Pratt said. Verifying your orthodontist is a member of the American Board of Orthodontics Specialist via their website is the only way to ensure this expertise.
Consider these actual patients of Dr. Kendra Pratt. Their comments speak to the level of professionalism and compassion shown to them at each appointment at Terramont Orthodontics:
•“After hearing such wonderful things about Dr. Pratt from my sister, I decided to visit her to discuss Invisalign for adults. I was feeling a little apprehensive about getting braces (again) as an adult, but I really wanted to tweak a few things with my smile. During my initial consultation, all of my apprehensions melted away. Together, we decided on a 5-month treatment plan using Invisalign Express. I couldn’t believe the transformation! Now, instead of cringing when looking at photos of myself, I actually love what I see.” —Lisa C.
• “We have had a wonderful experience with Dr. Pratt and her staff! She has applied braces to three of our family members and will be treating our last child in the near future. Since Dr. Pratt took care of my personal orthodontic needs, I can honestly tell you from experience, she is a very talented and caring individual who’s by far the best in our area! From your initial consultation to the final check-up with retainer in place, she goes above and beyond.” —Tonya K.
Trust Terramont Orthodontics for your healthy bite and beautiful smile. Complimentary consultations include the necessary X-rays and diagnostics to provide you with a detailed treatment plan as well as payment options including no-interest financing.
- Metal and clear braces for patients of all ages
- Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® clear aligners
- Damon® System gentle self-ligating braces
- Early intervention treatment including habit appliances
- Forsus™ Nitinol Flat Spring to correct overbites
- TMJ and TMD treatments
- Preferred Invisalign Provider
- iTero Intraoral Scanner for digital impressions
Kendra Covington Pratt, DDS, MS, PA
10110 Woodlands Parkway, Suite 600
The Woodlands, Texas 77382
Text: Pamela Hammonds
Photo: Kutina Photography