Meet Your Moorhead Orthodontists
At Fargo Orthodontics, led by our esteemed doctors, Dr. Duevel and Dr. Keim, we are proud to extend our expert orthodontic care to the Moorhead community. Our practice specializes in providing advanced orthodontic solutions, ensuring each patient receives personalized treatment to achieve a perfect smile.
Dr. David Duevel
“Orthodontics is an incredible specialty, and I feel fortunate to be a part of the profession. It is gratifying to see the changes we can provide daily, and it is always satisfying to watch as a patient's self-confidence grows as we progress through treatment.
One of my main goals as a clinician is that patients are well-informed of their diagnosis and are given the resources to make a fully informed decision on how they would like to proceed with treatment. Successful orthodontic outcomes rely on a trusting relationship between the practitioner and the patient. I aim to ensure that all questions are answered so that no surprises arise during treatment.
Although orthodontic treatment can take many months, it does allow us to get to know and build relationships with our patients and their family members. It is those relationships that truly make practicing orthodontics so enjoyable.”
~ David Duevel, DDS, MS
Dr. Michael Keim
“I’ve practiced orthodontics since 1988 and still thoroughly enjoy my time at the office. It is a pleasure to work alongside staff who have become my family as we change smiles for people who become part of our extended family!
I was drawn to the profession after personally experiencing the tremendous changes and improvements that come with a smile you’re proud to share.
Orthodontics has long been and remains a passion in my life: being part of a person’s life-changing journey as we straighten their teeth and transform their smile is deeply rewarding.
For over 30 years, I’ve had the honor of watching people change over the course of treatment. Regardless of their age – a child, teen, parent, or grandparent – each person gains more comfort with their appearance, and with that comes an increase in their confidence.
The best day, for me, is when a patient finishes treatment and their new smile is revealed. Looking back at the improvement in their teeth, and seeing how proud the person is with what we’ve accomplished, is professionally and personally gratifying.”
— Michael Keim, DDS, MS
Orthodontist vs. Dentist: Specialized Orthodontic Care
Understanding the difference between orthodontists and dentists is crucial when considering teeth straightening procedures. While both professionals focus on oral health, orthodontists like Dr. Duevel and Dr. Keim specialize in aligning teeth and jaws. Orthodontists receive additional years of specialized training beyond dental school, focusing exclusively on orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign. This expertise makes them uniquely qualified to diagnose, prevent, and treat dental and facial irregularities, ensuring the best possible results for your smile.
The Comprehensive Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment offers extensive benefits that go beyond just straightening teeth:
Physical Health Benefits
Improved Oral Hygiene: Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum diseases.
Enhanced Function: Correct alignment improves chewing efficiency and speech, and can alleviate issues like TMJ disorders.
Mental and Personal Benefits
Boosted Self-Esteem: A well-aligned smile enhances appearance, contributing significantly to self-confidence and personal well-being.
Reduced Anxiety: Correcting orthodontic issues can alleviate the mental burden associated with dental discomfort and self-consciousness about one's appearance.
Social and Professional Benefits
Positive First Impressions: A confident smile can significantly impact social interactions and professional opportunities.
Career Advancement: Increased self-assurance from a great smile can translate into more confidence in professional settings, potentially aiding career growth.
Start Your Journey with a Moorhead Orthodontist
At Fargo Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. Dr. Duevel and our team are committed to providing personalized care and state-of-the-art treatments. If you're in Moorhead and considering orthodontic treatment, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Let us help you achieve the smile of your dreams.