We are smile specialists committed to creating beautiful, confident smiles throughout the Palouse region, with offices in Pullman, Moscow, and the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.
Our outstanding reputation has been built on providing superior patient care, a genuine interest in our patients, a love for what we do, and affordable care without compromising quality.
Dr. Pickard – an orthodontic specialist
Dr. Michael Pickard is the only board-certified orthodontist in this region. As an orthodontic specialist, he graduated in the top five percent of his dental class and completed an additional two years of training specifically for orthodontic correction. Dr. Pickard is also a mechanical engineer who combines his background in engineering with orthodontics to treat a variety of dental occlusion problems.
Dr. Pickard is well known for his friendly nature, approachability, and genuine concern for each one of his patients. He makes a point to listen to his patients, answer their questions, and learn what their goals are.
During treatment, Dr. Pickard always wants his patients to understand not just what we’re doing, but why we’re doing it.
Orthodontic treatment is like a team sport: both the patient and the orthodontic team have an important part to play in order for treatment to be successful.
Among the many reasons people choose to have an evaluation with Dr. Pickard:
- Smile aesthetics
- Teeth have shifted over time
- Crowding or spacing
- TMJ/TMD problems
- Airway concerns, snoring, sleep apnea
- Early interceptive treatment to help manage space for permanent teeth to come in
- To prepare for other procedures such as tooth implants, bridges, periodontal (gum) grafting, and jaw surgery
- Palate expansion for narrow upper jaw
- Invisalign® treatment
Premier Provider of Invisalign
An orthodontic specialist is the best choice every time for Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign consists of a series of clear, plastic aligners that straighten your teeth without the usual noticeable, bulky materials involved with traditional braces.
Dr. Pickard spends a lot of time up front designing and customizing your Invisalign treatment plan. As a specialist, Dr. Pickard has a strong foundation in orthodontic mechanics, and is able to maximize the potential of Invisalign. Your treatment will be closely monitored throughout so adjustments or refinements can be made as needed.