Dr. Jose Luis Lopez Saavedra, DDS, graduated from the University of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Dental School in 1983. Upon graduation he practiced General Dentistry here, in Nogales, for 6 years.
Dr. Lopez returned to the University of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1989-1991 to specialize in Orthodontic Dentistry.
Since graduation, the Dentist, or Orthodontist, has built up one of the most thriving Orthodontic Dental Clinics in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico from the referrals of an increasingly expanding base of satisfied patients.
Dr. Lopez is highly respected by his patients and by the Dental professionals in Nogales, the State of Sonora and the Country of Mexico & USA. He is an active member and leader of these organizations that promote high quality professionalism of Dentistry and the Specialty of Orthodontics:
Colegio Dental of Nogales (Past President, 2006 & Current President)
Sonora Dental Association
Mexican Dental Association
Colegio Orthodontics of Nogales
Colegio Orthodontics of Sonora
Mexican Association of Orthodontists
World Federation of Orthodontists
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Through these organizations and other resources the doctor continued his education and has kept up on the advances in Orthodontics in Mexico and the United States.
Dr. Lopez's practice is limited to Orthodontics. He has a highly trained and dedicated staff of technicians and support personnel. His high tech equipment and computers aid them to provide the best possible treatment and, most importantly results.
Another Dentist, Dra. Silvia E. Carrillo R., has her practice in the same office and provides General Dentistry services for the patients other needs.
The Dental office is conveniently located about 2 blocks from the walking entrance at the border (please see the map below.) It is the last building as you are driving out of Mexico, you can easily see the sign "DENTIST" on the building.
The orthodontic treatment period requires appliances (braces) for 18-30 months for full, active treatment but sometimes as little as 6-12 months for minor or limited treatment. All children should be examined by age 7 because some problems require early intervention and careful growth and eruption monitoring. A few problems require two phases of treatment: an early phase to correct a severe growth problem and a later phase to straighten the teeth. Children seen earlier are often able to be treated without extraction of teeth since the orthodontist can start treatment at the perfect time.
Metal brackets can be silver or golden. The golden brackets look a bit more "jewelry-like" and are often a popular choice with young women.
Metal brackets are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. At first they may irritate your gums, but after a few weeks, when your cheeks get "toughened up" they are not a problem anymore. Most traditional metal braces require an elastic o-shaped rubber band, called a ligature to hold the arch wire onto the bracket. Sometimes orthodontists use metal tie wires (little wires which are twisted around the bracket) in place of elastic ligatures.
In the "old days", metal braces were not just brackets, but bands that wrapped around the entire tooth.
A different type of metal bracket is called the Viazi (or Viazis)
bracket, sometimes called "FastBraces." This is a patented
technique created by Texas orthodontist Anthony D. Viazis, DDS and
used successfully on patients since about 1992. Viazis brackets are
triangular and utilize a low-force square wire. The Viazis technique is reported to result in less pain and sensitivity,
and complete treatment faster than traditional brackets. The patented
braces system moves the crown and the root of the teeth at the same
time, from the beginning of treatment, in one stage, with typically
one square wire. Conventional braces systems typically move the crown
of the tooth with round wires during the first year and the root of
the tooth with square or rectangular wires during the second year.
|Office Hours: Please Call for an Appointment-Walk-ins will be helped if possible|
|Monday||9:00 AM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM||1:00 PM|
We offer the lowest prices available for the highest quality Orthodontic treatment. Call or E-mail for an appointment to get an examination and the complete fee involved.
Acceptable Methods Payments:
Most U.S. Insurance Companies
Personal Checks, Money Order, Cash, Scheduled Payment Plan with approved credit
Luis Lopez Saavedra
(English is Spoken)
Dr. Lopez's Orthodontic Clinic
Elias # 1 (Puerta de Mexico)
Nogales, Sonora, Mexico 84000
MX Tel No. 011-52-631-312-4033
US Tel No. (520) 313-0745
Email: Dr. Jose Lopez
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