Meet Dr. Eric Baugher and Dr. Jennifer Claiborne, Your Orthodontists in Lynchburg, VA
Dr. Baugher, one of your orthodontists in Lynchburg, VA, has practiced orthodontics since 2004 and is excited to be in Lynchburg. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics before graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1999. He completed a General Practice Residency in Portsmouth, VA, while serving as an active-duty dentist in the US Navy. He then spent two years working with the Marines of Camp Lejeune, NC.
Dr. Claiborne has been practicing orthodontics since 2006 and is board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Claiborne earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary. She then graduated magna cum laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. She completed her orthodontic residency and post-doctoral master’s degree in clinical dentistry at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Why an Orthodontist in Lynchburg? 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. Like all orthodontists, Dr. Baugher and Dr. Claiborne continued their education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the license and certification.
Why does it matter if you see your Lynchburg Orthodontist?
Dentists receive basic orthodontic training to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who need not see an orthodontist yet. Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills required to deal with more complex orthodontic issues.
Seeing a specialist like a Lynchburg 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 similar to your unique concerns and anatomical characteristics.
- More efficient treatment and visits because it’s the office’s primary focus.
- Knowing that you’ll receive the best outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have worse than usual bite discrepancies that need to be treated
You may think it’s fine to have your orthodontic work by your dentist, but convenience shouldn’t be a barrier to seeing a specialist. You’ll only need to stop by Lynchburg orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.
One of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have is traditional braces. We attach the metal or ceramic brackets to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These components will gradually move the teeth into the desired position through regular adjustments with our doctors as they work together to apply gentle pressure. Lynchburg braces are an excellent choice for correcting several simple and complex tooth issues.
Rather than brackets and bands, the Lynchburg Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move the teeth into alignment gradually. Invisalign is the top alternative to traditional braces and is a popular choice with both patients and orthodontists.
Testimonials from Lynchburg orthodontist patients
We live all the way in Roanoke, VA but made the 75-minute drive every six weeks for two kids to CVO because they are the best! Their customer service is excellent, and my daughters' teeth look AMAZING!! Thank you for everything. I would recommend them 100%! - Melissa
The orthodontist and staff are amazing and professional!!! Dr. Baughter and his assistant Sally are warm, friendly, and very informative!! I would highly recommend anyone to use them for their orthodontic needs!! - John