Trusted Lubbock orthodontics
At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, we are proud serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Lubbock and the surrounding areas. Schedule a free consultation with us today and let us help you get started on your journey to a beautiful, straight forever smile that you can feel confident in.
6102 82nd St #12
Lubbock, TX 79424
Your Lubbock Orthodontist
Dr. Justin Sorensen was raised in southeastern Arizona. Following high school, he served for two years as a missionary in West Virginia.
After returning home, he worked as an electrician while pursuing his interests in art and architecture at Eastern Arizona College. He became fascinated with the art and science of orthodontics while receiving orthodontic treatment for the first time at age twenty-four.
He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in applied biology. Dr. Sorensen received his dental training at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona.
He received many awards and scholarships in dental school for his academic performance, service contributions, and outstanding patient management. He graduated from dental school at the top of his class and was inducted into the national dental honor society.
He was then accepted to Saint Louis University, where he completed his specialty training. SLU is known as one of the finest orthodontic residency programs in the nation.
Dr. Sorensen cares deeply for his patients and their families. He enjoys getting to know each and every patient and creating personal, lasting relationships.
He seeks to be an empathetic and active listener and believes in treating his patients and the team like family. He is passionate about creating beautiful smiles; you will notice that he has an incredible eye for detail and a natural artistic ability to take your smile to the next level.
Types of treatment
Traditionally, braces are one of the most efficient tools an orthodontist has. Made out of ceramic brackets or metal brackets that are attached to the teeth, they're then connected to one another using wires and tiny rubber bands that we call elastics. All of these elements work in harmony with one another to apply gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the positions they need to be in while you check in regularly with our team for adjustments.
If you have complex issues with your smile that need to be corrected, braces are an excellent choice. Sometimes, braces can align your teeth and close gaps between them more quickly than other orthodontic treatments might. This may mean less total treatment time for you.
In some cases, braces may also come with a more friendly price tag than orthodontic treatment options as well, since they don't require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that other treatments might.
Clear aligners are an incredibly popular alternative treatment method to traditional braces, both among patients and orthodontists themselves. Rather than using brackets and bands, clear aligners such as Invisalign® straighten teeth gradually using a series for clear, removable aligners.
Clear aligners are made of a comfortable, plastic material that is custom-designed to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving the way you want them to, you will usually need to switch your invisible trays our every 1-2 weeks to the next tray in the series. Clear aligners will only work if you follow your instructions precisely. You should be wearing your aligners for roughly 20-22 hours per day over the course of your treatment. Neglecting to wear the aligners as recommended will not only decrease the effectiveness of your treatment, it will also make your treatment take longer.
While clear aligners are great for fixing many of the most common orthodontic cases, in some complex cases, it may not be the best solution for you. Scheduling a free consultation with our team will allow us to help you determine your best path forward.
Lubbock Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Collectively, our team has many years of experience in providing personalized treatment for each individual patient. When you visit our orthodontics office in Lubbock for a complimentary consultation, we will pay special attention your specific needs, as well as the shapes of your teeth, lip movement, and the shape of your face. We will use these in determining which orthodontic treatment method would best provide the beautifully aligned smile that you deserve.
To get started or to learn more about Lubbock orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with Farnsworth Family Orthodontics.