We love your smile, and you will too

At Apple Valley Orthodontics, what truly sets us apart is our cohesive team that’s been working together for over 10 years. We’re more than just coworkers, we’re a tight-knit family dedicated to creating beautiful smiles. Our core values of respect and customer service are the foundation of our practice, and we treat every patient as a unique individual, valuing their needs and respecting their dental health journeys. We also like to have fun, and cherish the friendships we make with our patients along the way!

But, what really gets us excited to come to work every day is our mission: “Changing lives with the gift of confidence.” We truly believe in the power of a smile. We’ve seen first-hand how a straight, healthy smile can light up a room and boost self-confidence through the roof. It’s not just about looking good – it’s about feeling good too.

So, when you choose us, you’re not just getting a team of professionals – you’re getting a group of passionate people who care about making a difference in your life. Now that’s something to smile about!

a high-tech And fun office

Walking into Apple Valley Orthodontics, you’ll immediately feel the vibrant, fun energy that fills our office. But, don’t let the upbeat atmosphere fool you — behind the scenes, we’re leveraging some of the most advanced orthodontic technology available. Our treatment process is fully digital, from start to finish. We’ve ditched the gooey dental molds and instead use iTero for 3D digital impressions — a quick, comfortable, and accurate process. And forget about those old-school X-rays. Our digital X-rays provide highly detailed images while reducing radiation exposure.

However, it’s not all about the tech. We believe that your journey to a beautiful smile should be enjoyable, so we’ve created an office environment that’s as welcoming as it is clean. From our friendly staff to our comfy seating area, every aspect of our office is designed to make you feel at home. After all, we’re not just creating beautiful smiles, we’re creating happy experiences too!

ABO Board Certification

At Apple Valley Orthodontics, we believe in providing top-notch care to our patients. Dr. Monica Velez is a board-certified orthodontist and continuously pursues the latest and greatest in orthodontic treatment. This isn’t just a fancy title — it’s a testament to her dedication and commitment to the highest standards of orthodontic care.

You might be wondering, what exactly does being “board-certified” mean? Well, it’s a special recognition granted by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), the oldest and most respected specialty board in dentistry. The ABO’s goal is to protect patients by promoting excellence in orthodontics, and they’re pretty rigorous about who they grant certification to.

In fact, only one in three orthodontists manages to achieve this distinction! It takes five to ten years of intense written and clinical examinations, as well as a thorough review of the orthodontist’s credentials. And the hard work doesn’t stop once they’re certified. To ensure that they stay on top of the latest advancements in the field, certified orthodontists have to get re-certified every ten years.

Dr. Velez didn’t just meet these requirements — she embraced them, voluntarily subjecting herself to peer evaluation to prove her knowledge and clinical skills. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, she’s committed to ongoing learning and excellence in orthodontics.

So, when you choose Apple Valley Orthodontics, you’re not just choosing an orthodontist — you’re choosing a team led by a board-certified professional who is dedicated to giving you the best possible care. We think that’s pretty important, and we hope you do too!