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Dr. Wil Saavedra  

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Dr. Saavedra - After attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Saavedra received his BS in Biology & Chemistry from Radford University and both his Doctor of Dental Medicine and MS in Oral Biology (including his Orthodontic Specialty Degree) from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Saavedra brings a passion for learning and new technologies to his work. In addition to the organizations listed above, he is a member of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.

Dr. Saavedra is known for his attention to detail and the ability to work with his patients to achieve the best possible result. When he’s not busy working, he enjoys spending time with his family, tinkering with computers, high-end audio and recording, biking and scuba diving.

Tuesday
Sep242013

Dr. Will Saavedra, Orthodontist with E & S Orthodontics in Phoenix, Chandler, Peoria and Tolleson, Arizona

Being of an analytical and mechanical mind, orthodontics has always come easily to Dr. Will Saavedra.  An orthodontist in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Saavedra enjoys moving teeth around.  Partnered with Dr. Ousama El-Hillal, they opened up E & S Orthodontics in 2005 with their Peoria and Chandler offices and most recently, opened up an office in Tolleson.

Dr.'s Saavedra and El-Hillal view things differently but they have a collaborative effort as far as putting together different points of view, so it's not just one side prevailing over the other, says Dr. Saavedra.  "This creates an openness to evaluate different treatment modalities with an open mind," allowing them to put their patients first, says Dr. Saavedra.

Being left brain and more analytical himself, Dr. Saavedra says Dr. El-Hillal is more right brain and artistic, which allows for a good working combination.  They also have a highly experienced staff with a combined experience of over 100 years.  They are efficient and have a wonderful rapport with their patients.

Dr. Will Saavedra is an orthodontist with E & S Orthodontics, with locations in Tolleson, Peoria and Chandler, Arizona.   He is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand sleep breathing disorder video content.

Monday
Sep232013

Evaluating Children At An Early Age for Orthodontic Treatment, With Dr. Will Saavedra, Phoenix, Tolleson, Chandler, Peoria, Ariz

By age 7, children should have an orthodontic evaluation, as by then, their 6-year molars will have erupted, giving orthodontists a general idea of what space is available and to check for any other growth discrepancies.  Dr. Will Saavedra, orthodontist with E & S Orthodontics in Phoenix, Arizona, says if not checked at any early age, it may prevent some adult teeth from coming in or there may be a need to extract adult teeth.

Dr. Saavedra says that with extraction treatment, you always narrow the upper and lower arches and as one gets older, it won't support their facial features and you can reduce the amount of space available for your tongue.  He also says that extraction doesn't really allow for more space because the teeth will still come in and there will still be crowding.

Dr. Saavedra won't do phase one treatment unless the final outcome of treatment will be compromised or will complicate the treatment process if treated later.  He evaluates if there's space for adult teeth and if not, he'll do phase one treatment. 

Dr. Will Saavedra is an orthodontist with E & S Orthodontics, with locations in Tolleson, Peoria and Chandler, Arizona.   He is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand sleep breathing disorder video content.

Tuesday
Sep172013

Treating Children & Adults For Orthodontics, With Dr. Will Saavedra, E & S Orthodontics, Tolleson, Peoria, Chandler, Phoenix, AZ

When adults enter an orthodontist's office, they either have not had treatment recently or had treatment but didn't follow their retainer protocol and now want their smile back.  Adults can also have functional issues due to non-treatment or previous treatment, says Dr. Will Saavedra, orthodontist with E & S Orthodontics in Phoenix, Tolleson, Chandler and Peoria, Arizona. 

Children usually enter an orthodontist's office with a referral from a dentist or if a parent recognizes the need.  With children, it gives orthodontists an opportunity to step in early and do the corrections to avoid certain issues as they get older, says Dr. Saavedra, whose practice's tagline is "We create a smile that you can grow into."

For adults, when it comes to functional issues, there are several issues related to that, including missing teeth or a bite issue.  A lot of their concern is how they're going to look and feel.  At E & S Orthodontics, they offer two modalities to adults.  Invisalign is the most invisible option and the second option is the ceramic Damon brackets, which are able to create much wider smiles and use lighter forces.

Dr. Will Saavedra is an orthodontist with E & S Orthodontics, with locations in Tolleson, Peoria and Chandler, Arizona.   He is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand sleep breathing disorder video content.

Tuesday
Sep172013

Orthodontic Technology, With Dr. Will Saavedra, E & S Orthodontics, Tolleson, Peoria, Chandler, Arizona

Dr. Will Saavedra, orthodontist in Tolleson, Peoria and Chandler, Arizona uses a variety of technologies in his practice.  He will extract teeth only in very particular cases, such as if the patient's face is very full, their lips protrude, there's a lot of crowding with the teeth and if their teeth don't come together.

A lot of facial enhancement surgeries that are in demand right now, such as lip augmentation and cheek implants, can be diminished if orthodontic treatment was established at an early age, says Dr. Saavedra.

At his practice, E & S Orthodontics, treatment phases are shorter now, as the new bracket systems allow for better oral hygiene.  Dr. Saavedra also exclusively uses digital imaging, which allows him to focus on the facial features to design treatment around.  It also allows him to view the images instantaneously and reduced the amount of radiation.

Dr. Will Saavedra is an orthodontist with E & S Orthodontics, with locations in Tolleson, Peoria and Chandler, Arizona.   He is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand sleep breathing disorder video content.