Your Dewitt Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Ed Grubaugh, your Dewitt Orthodontist

Dr. Ed Grubaugh grew up in the Lansing area. He majored in Chemistry at Michigan State University. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in only three years, he was accepted in the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry, where he would go on to graduate at the top of his class. He earned his Master’s of Science in Oral Biology while specializing in orthodontics at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Grubaugh is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (Only one-third of all orthodontists are board-certified). His research interests include digital orthodontic imaging and how technology can make orthodontic treatment more efficient. A leading orthodontic journal recently published some of his research. In addition to his full-time practice, Dr. Grubaugh teaches at The Ohio State University’s Department of Orthodontics as a Clinical Assistant Professor.

Dr Ed Grubaugh

Why an Orthodontist in Dewitt? Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. Not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist, even though every orthodontist starts as a dentist. Dr. Ed Grubaugh, like all orthodontists, continued their education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. Dr. Ed Grubaugh, has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to perform the treatment plan that you need.

Why does it matter if you see your Dewitt Orthodontist?

Dentists receive basic orthodontic training so they can perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who don’t need to see an orthodontist yet. Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic issues.

Seeing a specialist like a Dewitt orthodontist may change your braces experience by:

  • Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces or therapies to choose from
  • Having personal experience treating multiple cases that are similar to your unique concerns and anatomical characteristics.
  • More efficient treatment and visits, because it’s the office’s main focus.
  • Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have worse than usual bite discrepancies that need to be dealt with
  • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

Maybe you think it’s fine to have your orthodontic work done by your dentist, but convenience shouldn’t be a barrier to seeing a specialist. You’ll only need to stop by Dewitt orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.

And don’t let price be a problem either! Grubaugh Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Dewitt area.

Testimonials from Dewitt orthodontist patients

Dr Grubaugh and his staff are second to none!!!! They are very knowledgeable and kind. They are always friendly and put patients and their families at ease. I have one child that has completed his treatment, one in treatment and one who isn’t quite ready yet. I only recommend this office for orthodontic care- they are honest and will let you know what your options. They do what is best for you and your family!! - Jamia

Our first child completed treatment with Dr. Grubaugh several years ago. We had a fantastic experience with great results. We are now going through treatment with our second child. Dr. Grubaugh and the entire staff are so friendly and makes you feel comfortable....never rushed. Dr. Grubaugh speaks with the parents after every visit which is appreciated. They work hard to make it a fun experience for the kids as well. I have 4 nieces and nephews going/gone through treatment with Dr. Grubaugh....all with beautiful smiles. We highly recommend Dr. Grubaugh!!!! - Monica

Getting braces isn’t the most fun experience but Dr. Grubaugh and his staff make it enjoyable. Kids are treated as young adults and even check themselves in. The facility is beautiful, clean and inviting. The staff is fantastic and they donate tons to the communities and charities. This is a great place and highly recommended! - Becky