Meet Dr. Emily Willett and Dr. Paula Harre, your Lincoln Orthodontists
Dr. Emily Willett earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from South Dakota State University before attending The Unversity of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry and graduating with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree. She then completed her Certificate of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry.
Dr. Willett is a member of the following professional organizations.
Dr. Harre graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. After working at her dental practice for 9 years, Dr. Harre returned to The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and received her master’s degree and an orthodontic specialty certificate. Dr. Harre was the Nebraska Director of the American Association of Orthodontists for eight years, representing her Nebraska orthodontic colleagues at the regional and national level. Dr. Harre has also been teaching orthodontics at the University of Nebraska Dental College since 1992.
Dr. Harre is a member of the following professional organizations:
Why an Orthodontist in Lincoln? Orthodontist vs. Dentist
All orthodontists are dentists first, even though not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist. As an orthodontist, Dr. Willett and Dr. Harre have spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan. All orthodontists, including Dr. Willett and Dr. Harre, have to continue their formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving their license and certification.
Why does it matter if you see your Lincoln Orthodontist?
Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists do, however, receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.
An orthodontist may improve your treatment experience in the following ways:
- Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces or therapies to choose from.
- Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concern and anatomical characteristics.
- More efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office’s focus area of care.
- Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite discrepancies that need to be addressed.
- Being seen quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
Some individuals may think it’s easier to have their orthodontic work completed by their dentist, but convenience shouldn’t be a problem. You will only be stopping by your Lincoln orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.
Lincoln Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Lincoln area, so don’t let price be an obstacle.
Testimonials from Lincoln orthodontist patients
I've had both my daughters under the care of Dr. Harre. We are very satisfied with the orthodontic work provided. The office staff has always been wonderful to work with, scheduling is very easy. The office runs very smoothly and is very organized. Appointments are always on time. Dr. Harre has been a joy to work with over the years and I highly recommend this office. - Deb
I came to Lincoln Orthodontics after a referral from a friend. From the beginning, I was very impressed with the overall customer service and helpfulness of the staff. Dr. Willett did an amazing job getting my teeth straightened and looking great for my wedding this summer. I would definitely recommend going here for your orthodontic work! - Josh
I really enjoyed my experience here. The people here, the minute you walk into the lobby, they are right there happy to greet you and are just so nice! Then when you get back to the actual appointment, the doctors are so nice and comforting. They also constantly make sure you are doing alright, and that everything feels right! Afterwards, I was so happy with my teeth they look amazing! I highly recommend you go to Lincoln Orthodontics!! - Emmie