Your Orthodontist in Montgomery, AL

At Petrunic Orthodontics, located in Prattville and serving Montgomery, Millbrook, and the surrounding areas, we specialize in creating beautiful, healthy smiles through expert orthodontic care. Our practice is led by a team of dedicated orthodontists who are passionate about making high-quality orthodontic treatment accessible to everyone, even if you're coming from Montgomery. We understand the importance of a great smile and are committed to providing personalized care to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Dr. Petrunic

Your Prattville orthodontist

Dr. Chris Petrunic graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree, before continuing his education with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama. Finally, he earned his Master of Science in Orthodontics, also from the University of Alabama.

Dr. Petrunic considers himself to be a lifelong learner. He stays aware of the latest technology so that I can give my patients the newest, highest-quality treatment. He continues his education to keep up be orthodontic advances.

Dr. Petrunic is a native of Prattville, AL and proud to have been born and raised in such a great community. He lives with his wife Ashely and their two children. He spends his free time hunting, fishing playing golf, or just spending time outside or at his family farm.

Dr. Christ Petrunic is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Associaton of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontics
  • University of Alabama Orthodontic Alumni Association, President
  • 2nd District Dental Society, President

Orthodontists vs. Dentists: The Difference

While both orthodontists and dentists play an essential role in maintaining oral health, there are significant differences between the two professions. Dentists cover a broad range of oral health issues, including teeth cleaning, fillings, crowns, and more. Orthodontists, on the other hand, are dentists who have undergone additional years of specialized training exclusively in the field of orthodontics. This training focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating misalignments of the teeth and jaw. Seeing an orthodontist for teeth straightening is advantageous because they possess the specific skills and knowledge to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses both aesthetic concerns and functional issues, ensuring optimal results.

The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment offers far-reaching benefits that extend beyond just a straighter smile:

Physical Benefits:

  • Improved Oral Health: Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Enhanced Functionality: Correcting bite issues can alleviate problems with chewing, speaking, and even breathing, leading to a healthier lifestyle.

Mental and Personal Benefits:

  • Boosted Self-Confidence: A straight, beautiful smile can significantly enhance self-esteem, positively affecting personal and professional relationships.
  • Reduced Anxiety: Many people feel self-conscious about their teeth. Orthodontic treatment can alleviate these feelings, leading to improved mental health and well-being.

Social and Professional Benefits:

  • First Impressions: A great smile can make a strong first impression, which is invaluable in social and professional settings.
  • Career Opportunities: People with aesthetically pleasing smiles are often seen as more attractive and competent, potentially opening doors to new opportunities.

Begin Your Smile Transformation Today

If you're in Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook, or the surrounding areas and dreaming of a perfect smile, Petrunic Orthodontics is here for you. Don't let distance deter you from receiving the best orthodontic care. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you.