Your Orthodontist in Westfield

Dr. Tara Emerick of Emerick Orthodontics in Westfield brings years of experience in providing exceptional orthodontic care. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

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Meet Dr. Tara Emerick

Dr. Tara Emerick combines a mother's insight with an orthodontist's precision to transform smiles and confidence.

Her journey from a patient to a practitioner in Carmel illuminates the dedication behind each beautiful smile she crafts. It's the mutual commitment between Dr. Emerick and her patients that makes each transformation so rewarding.

Growing up in Bourbonnais, Illinois, her own experience with braces sparked a lifelong passion for orthodontics. This passion led her to pursue an extensive education and eventually practice in the community she loves, bringing smiles to faces in and around Carmel.

Education & Experience

  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Bachelor’s Degree
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Orthodontics Residency - Certificate in Orthodontics and Master’s Degree in Oral Sciences

Orthodontists vs. Dentists

Orthodontists and dentists both focus on oral health, but their specializations differ. Dentists provide general dental care, including cleanings, fillings, and crowns, while orthodontists specialize in diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontists undergo additional training to manage tooth and jaw alignment issues using braces, clear aligners, and other orthodontic appliances. Seeing an orthodontist for teeth straightening ensures expert care, as they possess the specialized knowledge and skills to correct complex alignment problems, improving both function and aesthetics of your smile.

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Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment offers numerous benefits beyond just a straight smile.

Physically, it improves oral health by making teeth easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. Properly aligned teeth also contribute to better chewing and speech function. Mentally, a great smile boosts self-esteem and confidence, impacting personal and social interactions positively. Professionally, a confident smile can enhance your appearance, leaving a lasting impression and potentially opening doors to new opportunities.

Orthodontic treatment can also alleviate discomfort caused by misaligned teeth and jaw problems, leading to improved overall well-being.

Schedule Today!

Transform your smile with Dr. Tara Emerick at Emerick Orthodontics in Westfield. Schedule your free consultation today to explore our treatment options and start your journey toward a confident, healthy smile. Your perfect smile awaits!