Meet Your Rapid City Family Orthodontist
Chad Meyer, D.D.S.
Dr. Chad Meyer is a Rapid City native who graduated from Stevens High School in 1990. He attended the University of Nebraska before graduating with honors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center-College of Dentistry in 1999 and the University of Rochester in 2004.
After three years in the United States Air Force Dental Corp, he began his orthodontic residency at Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY.
Outside the Office
Dr. Chad and his wife, Dawn, have three children: Carter, Luke, and Daryn. When he is not taking care of patients, Dr. Chad enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, snow skiing, and cycling.
Jesse Dana, D.D.S.
Dr. Jesse Dana is a native of South Dakota and a graduate of Black Hills State University. He graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska before completing his orthodontic residency at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Dr. Jesse started his orthodontic practice in Spearfish in 2003 and we were honored to have Dr. Jesse join our team in 2007.
Outside the Office
Dr. Jesse and his wife, Traci, have three children: Kooper, Jozie, and Kanon. He and his family enjoy many outdoor activities together. Dr. Jesse also has a strong basketball history and enjoys playing the game and coaching his children’s teams.
Peyton Cometti, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Cometti was born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico. In 2018 he earned his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
Outside the Office
Dr. Cometti and his wife, Casey, have three children: Charlotte, Pierce, and Porter. Casey is also a dentist though she spends most of her time working at home raising their children and building her quilting business.
Dr. Cometti enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports. Their family loves outdoor adventures and love to explore Wyoming and South Dakota!
Kelsey Ebach, D.M.D., M.S.
Dr. Ebach was born and raised in Aberdeen, SD. She graduated from Northern State University. Then attended the University of Florida where she completed dental school and her orthodontic residency.
Outside the Office
Outside the office Dr. Ebach and her husband, Kody, enjoy spending time outdoors. They both enjoy hiking, jogging, and spending time with their beloved labradoodle, Ollie. They also enjoy traveling and exploring the world!
Dr. Kelsey Ebach loves working with our Meyer Dana team in providing high-quality orthodontic care to our community.
Care For All Ages From Your Rapid City Family Orthodontist
At Meyer & Dana Orthodontics, we believe that everyone should be able to access quality orthodontic treatment and that everyone deserves a beautifully aligned smile. We are proud to offer a full range of orthodontic services, including braces and Invisalign, for children, teens, and adults at our offices in Rapid City, Spearfish, Gillette, Buffalo,and Pierre.
Rapid City Orthodontics for Children
In order to ensure that your child is as healthy as possible, it's important that their teeth and jaws are properly aligned, giving them a healthy bite. Many parents are surprised to learn that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children get an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7.
By that age, your child's teeth have developed enough so that small problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth can be spotted while they still have some baby teeth. A check-up may reveal that your child's bite is fine and that braces won't be necessary, or we may identify a potential problem and recommended that we monitor it. From there, we may begin treatment at a time that is appropriate for the child. In other cases, we may recommended early treatment.
Orthodontic Care for Rapid City Teens
Early treatment allows our team to monitor the growth and development of your child's jaw, meaning we can catch and begin treating problems while they're still in the early stages. This can cut down the length of treatment considerably.
Teens often want to know, "How long will I be in braces?" There's no set answer, as each case is different, just like each smile is unique. We're always going to do everything that we can to ensure that your teen has their most beautiful, forever smile. Fortunately, today's braces are a big improvement over the ones that previous generations have experienced. They're smaller, sleeker, and far more comfortable than ever before. They also come in a variety of styles, materials and colors.
In addition, teens also have more treatment options than ever before. In addition to traditional metal braces, teens also have the option of choosing clear, ceramic braces, which work the same way traditional braces do, but are designed to blend in with your teen's teeth, giving a more subtle appearance. Also, if your teen wants a new smile with no wires, whatsoever, they might consider treatment using clear aligners, such as Invisalign. Clear aligners straighten teeth gradually using a series of clear, removable trays that fit over the teeth.
Adult Orthodontics in Rapid City
Orthodontic treatment isn't just for children and teens. More adults than ever are seeking beautiful, forever smiles through orthodontic treatment. Today, roughly 1-in-5 orthodontic patients are adults, so it's never too late to get that stunning smile that you've always wanted.
Many adults are choosing to receive treatment later in life because they understand how important it is to maintain their oral health, they want to feel better about their overall appearance, or both. We also see many adults who have received orthodontic treatment during their early years, but are in need of a "touch up" to regain the smiles they once had.
At Meyer & Dana Orthodontics, we recognize that children, teens, and adults will all have different dental needs and need different levels of attention and care. We work diligently with each patient to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment for you in the most inviting environment.
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started.