Orthodontist Churubusco IN | Fort Wayne

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Ron Cohen, DDS, MSD
Joel Johnson, MS, DMD, MSD
“Orthodontics 3D”

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Breakthrough Headache & Migraine Treatment!

June 18th, 2014

Have you missed important events due to headaches or migraines?
Have you had to call in sick because you had such a “splitting” headache?
Have you missed out on eating your favorite food because your jaw hurt?

It’s time you got your life and your health back with TruDenta at Cohen & Johnson Orthodontics!

Improper or unbalanced dental forces can cause chronic pain. We can quickly diagnose symptoms and provide a pain-free, drug-free, needle-free TruDenta treatment solution.

Ask us about lasting relief from symptoms including:
• Headaches & Migraines
• Face, Neck & Jaw Pain
• Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
• Vertigo

If you do not suffer from headaches, migraines or joint pain, but a family member or friend does, please pass this message on to them.We would love to share this life-changing pain relief treatment with them!

For more information, visit www.FtWayneOrthodontist.com

TruDenta Pain Relief



Wishing all our moms a happy Mother’s Day!

May 9th, 2014

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

We would like to take this moment to thank all the great moms out there for being so great during their child’s visits to Cohen and Johnson Orthodontics. Whether it’s driving their kids to regularly scheduled appointments or for “being there” while their child is treatment, the moms who come to our office are all stellar individuals, so Drs. Ronald Cohen and Joel Johnson and our entire staff would like you to know that we appreciate you all!

Happy Mother’s Day and enjoy your special day!

How to Choose an Orthodontist

May 2nd, 2014

teeth_blog2A few weeks ago as my family and I were on a road trip to Dallas for Cohen and Johnson Orthodontics annual meeting at the SureSmile symposium, I received a distressed call from one of my sisters who lives in the West. Her problem: my nephew’s orthodontist had recommended some treatment that she was concerned about. Of course the first thing she thought about was calling me since orthodontic treatment is not her area of expertise. As she described the issue to me and the recommended treatment I was able to quickly alleviate her anxiety over the issue. This situation however got me thinking of a larger overall problem people face: how to choose an orthodontist.
1. Find someone you can trust
Whenever I get this question from friends or family living far away my first response is, “Find someone you can trust.” During treatment there will be things that the treating Orthodontist is going to ask you to do, and having complete faith in your orthodontist and the trajectory of your treatment will give you peace of mind knowing that what is being recommended for you is in your best interest.

2. Look for up-to-date technology and treatment
As with all fields of science, the way we can treat patients is changing in a way that would’ve seemed unimaginable even five years ago. At Cohen and Johnson Orthodontics we are ALWAYS searching for new technology that can benefit our patients, in fact sometimes we are adapting existing technology and finding benefits for our patients in a way that changes how the manufacturers look at and produce their products. Currently our practice uses 3D radiographs (CBCT), robotically bent wires (SureSmile), 3D intraoral scans to fabricate appliances, and much, much more!
3. Read reviews and ask friends
Although this is not a fool-proof method, this can give you confidence knowing others have been happy with the outcome of their treatment and would recommend their orthodontist to you. We take it as the greatest form of a compliment when current or former patients refer their family and friends to us.

4. Search for an office with effective and timely communication
It takes time to create the personal individualized smile that will dazzle the world. It is important to ensure that during your treatment communication is delivered in an effective, intelligible, and timely manner. We pride ourselves in being available and spending the time necessary to explain all procedures in a way that you will understand, while delivering realistic expectations. Communication happens via text, email, regular mail, and phone from the day you call to set up an initial complimentary exam and continues with you and your dentist throughout treatment.
5. Verify they understand your values
There are a multitude of things people are searching for when they walk into our office for an initial exam. Ultimately there are four principle areas people focus on: cosmetics, comfort, function, and longevity. We find all four are essential, strive for perfection in all of those areas. To be sure we communicate using the same value system we ask each of our patients which value is most important to them and then streamline our explanations and treatment objectives to align with that value. During treatment we will ensure that all four values are fulfilled at the highest level possible without losing sight of what you are specifically focused on. That’s one of the many ways we seek to achieve the goal of “Creating Smiles, Changing Lives”. In another blog we’ll spend time further discussing each of those values and our methods of verifying each are satisfied.
Let’s face it, becoming an orthodontist takes a lot of work (13 years at several universities, a Bachelors degree, a Doctorate in dentistry, and two Masters degrees, in my case) so there aren’t many parents who can complete orthodontic treatment for themselves or their own children. However, everyone wants the best treatment available for ourselves and our children. At Cohen and Johnson Orthodontics we treat each of our patients with the guiding principle of “what would I do if this were my child, my brother, my mother, etc?” We want you to know we will give you, your family, and your friends the best individualized treatment possible.

What’s so great about an orthodontist?

April 25th, 2014

A lot of our patients are curious about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. In fact, one of the most common questions we hear at Cohen and Johnson Orthodontics is, “Dentists and orthodontists are all the same, right?”

A general dentist is your primary dental care provider. Dentists diagnose, treat, and manage your overall oral healthcare needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, and bridges.

Orthodontists, such as Drs. Ronald Cohen and Joel Johnson, are more concerned with diagnosis, prevention, interception, and treatment of malocclusion, or what we call “bad bite,” of the teeth. Orthodontists focus on tooth and jaw alignment and bite problems such as overbites and underbites, and are responsible for straightening teeth via bands, wires, braces, and other fixed or removable corrective treatment options, like braces and clear aligners. Orthodontists treat children as well as adults who wish to improve the function of their bite and appearance of their smile.

Before becoming an orthodontist, doctors such as Drs. Ronald Cohen and Joel Johnson start out in dental school and earn a dental degree, just like your general dentist. After dental school, those doctors who decide they are interested in the orthodontic field, stay in school for a few more years and become experts in orthodontia, which is one of nine specialties within the dental field.

Isn’t it nice to know we have orthodontic experts here at Cohen and Johnson Orthodontics to help you through any type of treatment your teeth and jaw might need? To schedule your initial appointment at our Fort Wayne or Churubusco, IN office, please give us a call today!

10211 Dupont Circle Drive, Suite A, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
107 McCoy Street, Churubusco, IN 46723