Frequently Asked Question Videos
- Overcoming a fear of orthodontics
- How to tell if your child needs orthodontics
- The benefits of early orthodontic treatment
- Do teeth have to be removed for braces?
- Are braces painful?
- Your child's first orthodontic appointment
- Your options for invisible braces
- Invisalign for adults
- What is TMJ?
- The most common symptoms of TMJ disorders
“Their staff is so helpful even if we just have a minor thing like a bracket popping off. They’ve taken care of all our family’s orthodontic needs. We have 100% confidence in them.” “One thing we’ve learned with …view all testimonials
Orthodontic Affiliates has one basic commitment: to provide our patients with the latest and most sophisticated treatment available, at an affordable price. That’s why we think most people choose us over any other orthodontist in Northwest Indiana. We serve patients in seven office locations throughout Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties.
We work with your general dentist and other dental specialists to provide you with “optimal care” even in the most complex cases. Orthodontic Affiliates is the leader in orthodontic and TMJ care with over 65 years of combined experience.
All of our doctors maintain an active continuing education schedule which exceeds the state’s requirements. Drs. Surber and Schmidt maintain membership in several professional associations. Only orthodontic specialists with 2 or more years of advanced training in orthodontics at universities approved by the American Dental Association may gain membership.
38 Reasons to Choose Orthodontic Affiliates
- 1. We are your Hometown Orthodontists
- 2. We have a great reputation.
- 3. Over 60,000 satisfied patients
- 4. Friendly, fun atmosphere
- 5. The Doctors have over 65 years combined experience
- 6. We treat more TMJ patients than any other practice
- 7. Highly trained team
- 8. We have 7 offices to serve your needs
- 9. Convenient office locations with ample parking
- 10. Reception area has free Internet access
- 11. We are dedicated to being on time
- 12. State-of-the-art treatment techniques
- 13. Face-focused treatment plans
- 14. Functional Orthopedic appliances
- 15. Emphasis on early interceptive treatment
- 16. Adult treatment
- 17. FAAB: Fast Acting Adult Braces offered
- 18. We use Invisible Permanent Retainers
- 19. TMJ Treatment
- 20. Surgical Orthodontics
- 21. Invisalign “braceless” orthodontics
- 22. Treatment progress regularly updated
- 23. Use of efficient “Space-age” orthodontics
- 24. Low-profile braces
- 25. Use of Clear braces
- 26. Kids can choose colors for their braces
- 27. Latest infection control procedures
- 28. Free Exam, Panorex, and Consultation ($160 value)
- 29. Ability to start patient’s orthodontic treatment same day
- 30. Affordable fees-No hidden charges
- 31. Flexible Financing- No Money Down plans available
- 32. Insurance accepted
- 33. Convenient scheduling
- 34. Family Care Program
- 35. Discounted fee for additional family members
- 36. Fun patient involvement contests
- 37. Smile Rewards Program
- 38. Cool T-shirt with QR code and many prizes