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Dr. JEannie Moody, orthodontic specialist, offering services to a smiling patient

Dr. Jeannie Moody: Orthodontic Specialist

Did you know all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists? With so many different doctors and dental clinics offering Invisalign® and promising braces in half the time, it’s important to understand what makes an orthodontist different and why you should choose a certified orthodontic specialist for any type of treatment designed to straighten your teeth or improve your bite.

Becoming an Orthodontist

To become an orthodontist a dentist must attend an additional 2 to 3 years of school at an accredited program to learn about facial harmony, occlusion and the biomechanics required to move teeth. Dr. Moody earned her Bachelor’s degree and her degree in dental medicine from the University of Florida in 2006. After graduating at the top of her class, she received a scholarship to the University of Colorado for 3 additional years of orthodontic specialty training. During her orthodontic residency she received advanced certification in Invisalign, clear braces treatment, surgical orthodontics, training in the Damon System self-ligating orthodontic appliances, and temporary anchorage devices (miniscrews).

Innovative Orthodontist

Dr. Moody recently completed the Invisalign Master’s course and was invited to Costa Rica to tour the facility where Invisalign is made, and discuss the latest treatment techniques. Dr. Moody is also the founder of a study club with over 200 orthodontists from around the world who share her passion for forward thinking, sharing knowledge and treating complex cases with the most advanced methods.

“ I would highly recommend Dr. Moody to anyone looking to get braces for their kids or themselves. I have three kids and two of them have had braces. It was time for the third to get braces, but the previous orthodontist had retired. We visited several offices looking for a new orthodontist. Cost was most important, but we also wanted someone knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Moody met all of these criteria. My child was done with treatment in 18 months and her teeth look great!! I am now getting Invisalign for myself !! ”
— David S.


Dr. Moody feels it is important to treat each case individually and spends time with each patient at every visit. She also believes in educating her patients and communicating all of the aspects involved with their orthodontic treatment. This ensures excellent clinical care and often a shorter treatment time for her patients.