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Mergen Orthodontics: Transforming Over 22,000 Smiles in Iowa City

Dr. John Mergen has been providing happy smiles to patients in Johnson County and the surrounding areas since 1997. The clinic’s core purpose is to ensure the patient’s comfort and happiness from the moment they walk through their doors. Today, with 25 years of experience, he and his staff evolved with passion, commitment, and advanced orthodontic care transforming over 22,000 smiles. Furthermore, what makes Mergen Orthodontics excel is their outstanding preventive care.

What is Preventive Care?

Preventive Care has always been the foundation for Dr. Mergen’s orthodontic care. This practice means evaluating malalignments of the teeth common in children, offering adjustments to correct any bite issues, and following through with Invisalign or clear braces options when the child is ready. Most of the time, treatment between the ages of 6-9 can alleviate the need for orthodontics in the future.

Why is Preventive Care Important?

Frequently, children will present the following issues: underbite, overbite, crossbite, crooked teeth, extra teeth that interfere with bite, jaw growth problems, or crowded teeth. Timing is key to prevention, and through early evaluation and taking proactive steps to eliminate complicated, extensive treatment and the costs that go with it, people can avoid complex procedures for their children. If left uncorrected until all the permanent teeth erupt, (age 12-14) will lead to extensive future treatment and cost. Why let problems develop when we can prevent them?

Why Should You Bring Your Child to Mergen Orthodontics?

Dr. Mergen is one of the few Pediatric Orthodontists, in Eastern Iowa, that offers early evaluation and prevention which often results in fewer treatments in the future, less time spent in the office, less cost, and better results. He and his staff have been voted for five consecutive years “Best Orthodontist in Iowa City.” Evidenced by a 5-Star Google rating (over 500 reviews), and 5-Star Facebook followers.  Moreover, Dr. Mergen has advanced training and experience as a VIP Invisalign Teen provider which offers Interceptive Invisalign treatment. With these credentials, you can be sure that when you trust Mergen Orthodontics with your orthodontic treatment, you’re getting the very best care available!



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