Dr. Earle Edwards has been creating beautiful smiles since 1979. Born and raised in Clewiston, Dr. Edwards is proud to serve the community he grew up in as well as the surrounding areas. He truly enjoys his work as well as the many friendships hes built over the years with his patients and their families. He believes being an orthodontist is the best job he could ever have and loves seeing his patients show off their gorgeous smiles.
Dr. Edwards has received extensive training in dentistry and orthodontics in order to provide you with the best quality of care. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. After completing a General Practice Dental Residency at Baltimore City Hospital/Johns Hopkins University, he continued his studies at VCU, completing post Doctorate training in Orthodontics.
To keep up to date on the latest orthodontic advancements, he maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Florida Association of Orthodontists and the Southern Association of Orthodontists.
In giving back to the community, Dr. Edwards volunteers with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (since 1983) and Rotary International. He also participates in fundraisers for local private and public schools and numerous charity organizations.
Born and raised in South Florida, Dr. Cronauer comes from a family of orthodontists. His father practiced in Davie and Pembroke Pines, FL, for 32 years, and his sister and uncle are also orthodontists.
Dr. C received a degree in computer science from Duke University. He is a 2014 graduate from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and attended the University of Connecticut for his orthodontic certificate and Masters in Dental Science. In addition to his academic degrees, he is board certified and a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. Only 1 in 3 orthodontists in the country areboard-certified.
One of Dr. Cs hobbies is computers and technology. Orthodontics is changing rapidly, and new technology is an important part of the evolving field. Dr. C is excited to integrate new 3D scanning technology into Glades Orthodontics and has years of experience with intraoral scanners, 3D printing, and clear aligners to offer the Clewiston, LaBelle, and Belle Glade communities.
Being a great orthodontist requires keeping up with advancements in the field, which is why Dr. C is a member of the American Board of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Association of Orthodontists, Florida Dental Association, and the Southern Association of Orthodontists, where he often attends continuing education courses to keep current on the newest and most effective treatments in the field.
If youve been in the office or called on the phone, you know Chris. She started with Dr. Edwards in 1988 and has continued with Glades Orthodontics. Chris has done it all: she started her career assisting and has since transitioned into managing the front office from reception to financial. She keeps us all organized and on task, a feat not easy to do!
Chris and her husband are staples of the Clewiston community as co-owners of Jimmy Pittman Electrical, Inc of Clewiston, which has helped us in the office quite a number of times as we have renovated and gone digital.
Debbie is a certified orthodontic assistant as well as a licensed dental radiographer who has been with Dr. Edwards since 1995 and has continued with us at Glades Orthodontics. They say no plaque sneaks by Debbie. If its there, youll know it, and it wont be there for long. She was born and raised in Clewiston, which is how she helps our office be the place where everyone (i.e. Debbie) knows your name. Dr. C is learning that if there is a problem, Debbie knows someone who can fix it. Debbie is married and has two sons. She enjoys physical fitness and spending time with family and friends.
Yesenia joined the team as a certified orthodontic assistant in 2006. She speaks English and Spanish, which is extremely helpful because Dr. Cs Spanish is very rusty. Patients are always in great hands with Yesenia and full of smiles. Outside the office, she keeps busy with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include helping her husband coach their sons T-Ball league and spending time with family.
Orthodontics deals with not only straightening the teeth but also aligning the bite and working towards a balanced profile. Properly fixing malocclusion (our fancy word for crowding, spacing, or protruded teeth) may require correcting the bite for necessary clearance.
Ultimately, a malocclusion can affect the smile, the way a person chews, speaks, and can sometimes contribute to jaw pain. Achieving a beautiful smile and proper bite can improve esthetics, speaking, bite comfort, and confidence.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends children as young as 7 be seen by an orthodontist. This is about a year after the first permanent teeth begin to erupt. Our goal is to observe growth and tooth eruption tomonitor that they are following typical progression in order to catch any early problems that could lead to later complications.
Our philosophy at Glades Orthodontics is that early treatment if necessary should be limited in scope to addressing targeted objectives for severe issues. We prefer comprehensive treatment for patients at or slightly before all permanent teeth have erupted. Being able to observe patients growth and development for years, helps determine the right time to start treatment.
We offer traditional metal braces for treatment, using modern, low-profile brackets for esthetics and comfort. These new metal brackets are less obvious and more comfortable than metal brackets of years past. Best of all, they are American made and manufactured in Wisconsin, not overseas!
Glades Aligners are clear plastic trays similar to Invisalign that have tooth movements programmed into them to move your teeth according to your treatment plan. We use our intraoral 3D scanner to take a digital scan of your teeth. We have our own 3D software that the doctor uses to custom program your tooth movements. Then, we print each programmed model of your teeth on our 3D printer and make your Glades Aligners in our office. This gives Dr. C more control over your treatment for an optimum result and means less wait time to get your trays!
Invisalign is to clear aligners as Kleenex is to tissues. That means, the function and end result is the same as Glades Aligners, but the process is slightly different. Since Invisalign manufactures the aligners, we take your scan and send it to them to process on the computer. The doctor receives a digital model with movements programmed and customizes modifications and changes to achieve the patients treatment plan. Once approved, aligners are manufactured and shipped to us where we monitor your treatment and resubmit for modifications.
Clear braces are a great balance between the advantages of metal braces (control and efficiency)with the esthetics of clear aligners. Clear brackets blend in with the color of your teeth and become virtually invisible.
At Glades Orthodontics, our patients aretop priority. Dr. Cronauer is a board-certified orthodontist who personally creates a treatment plan for each patient that visits us for a consult. We take the time to listen to each patient's concerns to make sure that we address that in our plan.
In our offices, we use the newest, cutting-edge technology to offer the best for our patients. From braces to Invisalign to our own Glades Aligners (clear aligners), we can provide all of the options to our patients.
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