Orthodontic treatment can improve both the appearance and health of your teeth and jaws, as well as help to maintain overall dental wellbeing. Furthermore, orthodontics can prevent further problems such as gum disease and bone loss in future years.
Adame orthodontics is an established provider of orthodontic care in Edinburg and Harlingen. With offices located throughout Rio Grande Valley, Adame orthodontics provides high quality service.
Early Life and Education
As a general guideline, children should receive their first orthodontic evaluation around age 7. Although early evaluation doesn’t necessarily equal early treatment, early evaluation can prove useful in several ways.
Children typically outgrow their sucking reflex between 2 and 4, but if it persists later it could put excessive pressure on the front teeth, leading to them protruding or crowding as well as a potentially bad bite that strains jaw muscles.
Adame, originally from Donna High School in Rio Grande Valley, attended University of Texas Austin for his undergraduate degree before enrolling at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio to earn his DDS and Masters in Orthodontics degrees.
Orthodontic specialists typically invest over ten years into their education and training. This involves four years of undergraduate college study, four years of dental school training and an additional two to three year residency. Prospective orthodontists must pass a stringent national board exam in order to become licensed or certified orthodontists.
Orthodontists typically operate their practices like small businesses. They hire staff members to oversee daily management and upkeep of the practice, with these specialists often employing staff exclusively for this job.
Adame Orthodontics of Edinburg and Harlingen, Texas is dedicated to providing superior orthodontic care in an easy, pleasant setting. They offer a range of treatments designed to enhance the appearance and function of your smile including braces, clear aligners and advanced technology – their team of highly qualified professionals is there to ensure you can show yours proudly.
Dr. Adame hails from Donna, Texas where he attended high school. Following that he went to pharmacy school at UT Austin followed by dental school in San Antonio. Following two years in Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation Indian Health Service he returned home and established his first dental practice; where today it still thrives under him with associate dentists, hygienists, and an outstanding support team.
He holds a Diplomate of Orthodontics and memberships with both Rio Grande Valley District Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry, currently being on both of their Mastery Series Facultys; Essentials Course Instructor; as well as being a speaker about Dental Sleep Medicine for AADSM.
Adame is an orthodontist practicing in Edinburg and Harlingen, Texas since 1981. He belongs to various professional associations including Rio Grande Valley District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center, American Board of Orthodontics. Additionally he and his wife Dale Anne live in West Hartford Connecticut and maintain a plant based lifestyle.