Orthodontics

The alignment of your smile plays a significant role in many aspects of your dental health, from your smile’s appearance to the way in which your bite functions. Orthodontics is the science of studying and optimizing bite alignment, typically with the assistance of orthodontic or cosmetic braces, so patients can once again enjoy the confidence of a beautiful and healthy smile. Correcting alignment issues also helps improve the long-term health and integrity of your natural tooth structure by creating more balanced distribution of your bite pressure. Our offices provide comprehensive, tailored orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages, and we offer a variety of appliances to suit every patient’s needs and preferences.
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Riverside Dental Group

7251 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 689-5031

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Dental Associates of Moreno Valley

22500 Town Circle #2074
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
(951) 697-6800

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Oasis Family Dental

41278 Margarita Road, #101
Temecula, California 92591
(951) 695-2290

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Dental Associates of Riverside

3487 Central Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 369-1001

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Dental Associates of Corona

1380 El Sobrante
Corona, California 92879
(951) 273-9580

Jay Wright, DDS, MS – Orthodontist

Dr. Jay Wright graduated from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  He then completed his residency at UCLA in Orthodontics, where he also received a Master’s of Science degree in Oral Biology.  His master’s thesis was on the inter-disciplinary management of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD). He is also Board Certified in the management of sleep and breathing disorders such as sleep apnea.  

Dr. Wright continually stays on the “cutting edge” of new treatment developments and technological advancements to offer the best available options and treatment outcomes to his patients.  He is passionate about helping children and adults achieve the confidence they desire by improving their smile and general health.

Dr. Wright has been married to his best friend, Dr. Ingrid Wright (yes, they were dental school classmates!) for over 30 years.  They have two grown children and enjoy traveling, tennis, rock climbing and spending time together.  

Dr. Wright is a licensed dentist with specialties in both orthodontics and dental sleep medicine.  He is affiliated with:

  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)
  • Arizona Orthodontic Study Club
  • American Sleep & Breathing Academy – Diplomate (ASBA)

moretzjessicahJessicah Moretz, DDS/MS – Orthodontist

Before joining Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, Dr. Jessicah Moretz received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Southern Adventist University. She continued on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and Master of Science in Orthodontics from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Moretz enjoys interacting with a wide variety of patients, learning their personalities and treating each one like family while creating customized orthodontic treatment plans.

At home, Dr. Moretz enjoys spending time with her husband, who happens to be her college sweetheart, reading, relaxing at the beach, or attending a Broadway show.

Chad Hawkins, DDS – Orthodontist

Dr. Hawkins was born and raised in Southern California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University before attending the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
After serving in the Army for three years as a dentist, Dr. Hawkins returned to school at NOVA Southeastern University, where he received his Orthodontic certification. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Hawkins is married with three kids. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, motorcycle riding, cycling, car racing and surfing.

 

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