Meet Our Expert Orthodontists

At Northview Orthodontics in Albuquerque, NM, Dr. McDonald and Dr. Klingler bring years of experience and a passion for creating beautiful smiles.

Our board-certified orthodontists are dedicated to providing personalized care and the latest orthodontic treatments.

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Your Board-Certified Albuquerque Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Jason Klingler

Dr. Jason Klingler is a board-certified orthodontic specialist with a strong background in treating patients with a broad cross-section of age and complexity. He’s passionate about providing care to his patients that he would want for his own family.

Dr. Klingler seeks to be an airway-aware orthodontist and strives to develop customized treatment plans that address the core issues that underlie the problems that he sees orthodontically.

He loves the challenge of complex interdisciplinary care and surgically facilitated orthodontic treatment that is sometimes necessary for his patients.

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Meet Dr. Drew McDonald, DDS, MS

Dr. Drew McDonald is a board certified orthodontic specialist with a strong focus on airway and temporomandibular joint-focused treatment planning, surgically-facilitated orthodontic treatment, and providing complex interdisciplinary care for patients. He lectures internationally on these topics and has contributed to literature and textbooks in these areas. Dr. McDonald is dedicated to advancing the profession of Orthodontics and Dentistry as a whole.

Dr. McDonald attended dental school at the prestigious Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Known for it’s rigorous academic curriculum and intense clinical training, Dr. McDonald received many academic accolades while at Creighton including inductions into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society) and Alpha Sigma Nu (Honor Society of Jesuit Universities). He also served in leadership positions as class president and student body president and on alumni relations committees.

Orthodontists vs. Dentists: Why Choose an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists and dentists both play vital roles in maintaining oral health, but their specialties differ significantly. Dentists focus on general oral care, including cleaning, fillings, and preventive treatments. Orthodontists, on the other hand, specialize in diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. They undergo additional years of training to master teeth straightening techniques and complex bite issues.

Seeing an orthodontist for teeth straightening procedures ensures that you receive expert care tailored to your specific needs. Orthodontists use advanced technologies and methodologies to create customized treatment plans, ensuring optimal results. Their specialized knowledge and experience make them the best choice for achieving a healthy, beautiful smile.

The Comprehensive Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

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Orthodontic treatment offers numerous benefits that extend beyond simply having straight teeth.

  • Physically, straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Properly aligned teeth also improve bite function, reducing the risk of jaw pain and excessive wear on teeth.
  • Mentally, having a great smile can significantly boost your self-esteem and confidence. When you feel good about your smile, you're more likely to express yourself freely and engage with others. This boost in confidence can positively impact your personal, social, and professional life.
  • Personally, a beautiful smile enhances your overall appearance, making you feel more attractive and youthful. Socially, it can improve your interactions with others, as a confident smile is often perceived as friendly and approachable. Professionally, a great smile can create a lasting impression, enhancing your opportunities for career advancement and success.

Investing in orthodontic treatment is an investment in your overall well-being. The physical, mental, personal, social, and professional benefits combine to improve your quality of life and give you a smile you can be proud of.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Ready to start your journey to a beautiful smile?

Contact Northview Orthodontics in Albuquerque, NM, today to schedule your consultation with Dr. McDonald or Dr. Klingler.