Changing Lives

One Smile at a

This info graphic from the American Association of Orthodontists which shows you the difference and the benefits provided from each clinician.


Visit their website and learn more by simply clicking on the graphic. 

Dr. Nikia Burns, DMD, MS is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.  ( 

She has completed three years of additional residency through West Virginia University'sSchool of Medicine​ - in order to be trained as an Orthodontist. 

Her training, education, and experience provide her with the qualification to prescribe a course of treatment for your specific condition.

An orthodontist is different from a dentist. Dentists are great for filling cavities, cleanings, diagnosing oral cancer, crowns and bridges, and regular check-ups. 

An orthodontist is a specialist who has two
to three years of additional education past dental school, and is an expert in straightening your teeth and choosing the treatment option that's best for you in regards to the alignment of your jaw and teeth.

An Orthodontist is Different From a Dentist

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