Meet Orthodontic Specialist, Dr. Darin Ward
My name is Dr. Darin Ward. I love giving patients smiles that are healthy and beautiful. But I didn’t always have a passion for dentistry and orthodontics.
I got into dentistry on the “receiving end” of things. I had cavities and fillings in both my baby teeth and my permanent teeth, in addition to braces, headgear, three root canals and eventually 19 crowns!
Looking back at the photos of me, (that are all paper photos in these ancient things called photo albums!) I was a mouth breather from birth until my mid 20’s and beyond which, along with my lack of good brushing and flossing, my diet consisting of mostly refined foods and sodas, resulted in my sore bleedy gums and decayed teeth!
I was also a mouth breather from birth, I snored prolifically, and I even wet the bed until I was age 12. Why am I telling you this?
I’m sharing my experience because it is also the experience of many other adults and children across the country and in the Dallas, Texas, area.
My experience also propelled me to work in orthodontics and help others who share my experience. Orthodontics is not just about straightening teeth; it’s about helping individuals maximize growth and development and improve overall health. I also believe that early intervention is critical and can help eliminate the need for invasive (and expensive) treatments, pain and chronic illness later in life.
If I had someone to help me with my breathing, proper rest oral posture habits, and jaw size at an early age, I may not have needed all the invasive dental and orthodontic procedures I endured throughout my lifetime. I prefer an “ounce of prevention” over a pound of cure anytime!
- American Association of Orthodontists
- North American Association of Facial Orthotropics
- American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics – Current President
- International Association of Facial Growth Guidance
- Lane County Dental Society – Former President
- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Darin was “only” a mouth breather the 1st 38 years of his life contributing to his over 20 fillings, 18 crowns, orthodontics with headgear, and bed wetting until the age of 12 (YES 12!!!!).
Meet Orthodontic Specialist, Dr. Darin Ward – Schedule Your Appointment Today
To see how Dr. Ward can help you or your child, schedule your Face ForWard New Patient Consultation today by clicking here or calling 214-304-8485. During your appointment, Dr. Ward will take the time to answer all your questions about our orthodontic treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us. We look forward to making you the next member of our Face ForWard Orthodontics family!
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Dallas, TX our doctor and team at Face ForWard Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Highland Park, University Park & Lakewood, TX, and Surrounding Areas.