Since 1964, we have understood the importance of having a great smile. At Drs. Alexander Orthodontics, generations of Arlington families have experienced all the wonderful benefits that orthodontic care has to offer.
Our doctors specialize in orthodontics for children, teens, and adults, making them uniquely able to care for patients of all ages.
In addition to the internationally recognized “Alexander LTS” bracket, Drs Moody and Wick Alexander provide a variety of treatments that are designed to increase patient comfort and reduce the number of office visits, such as Harmony and Invisalign® clear (invisible) braces.
We understand the anxiety that patients may feel before their treatment, and we make it our top priority to ensure your comfort before starting any procedure.
Our practice offers a relaxed, friendly, open environment where patients and their parents are encouraged to get involved in their treatment.
Our office is OSHA and CDC compliant.
Compassion and love are pillars in our lives both inside and outside the practice. We get to know the families of each and every patient, we take to find out how life is going and we do whatever we can to help. We feel strongly that what the world needs most is true love and true love is made known in and through the actions of people. Compassion is not just a word to us ... it is a way of life!.
Dr. Moody and his wife, Emily are proud parents of seven children, Hill, Wick, Avery, Isabelle, Abe, Eyasu, and Gigi. They are active in their church, Gospel City Church and enjoy spending time together outdoors, going to Ranger games and the multiple sporting activities in which the kids participate. Dr. Moody and Emily moved to Arlington in in 1995 and they spend considerable time being involved in the community. They specifically enjoy helping with Pantego Christian Academy, the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, Downtown Rotary Club, and Dental Health for Arlington.
With the adoption of three precious children from Ethiopia, Dr Moody and his family have become passionate advocates for orphans worldwide. They have begun leading annual dental mission trips to Ethiopia where friends come together to love and care for the hurting in Ethiopia.
To learn more about their work in Ethiopia, please visit Ethiopia Smile
Since 1964 people in the DFW metroplex have been experiencing the kind of orthodontic treatment that comes from a heart set on creating amazing smiles and impacting lives. We come to our practice each and every day with the goal of being the best professionals we can be so that the lives we encounter will be better. We love people and we work hard to do our absolute best!
We love that fact that people know they can trust us with their own orthodontic treatment and with the treatment of their family members! ... We love being trusted
Enduring ... continuing or long lasting ... We've been offering excellence in orthodontic treatment since 1964. When Dr Wick Alexander started the practice his goal was simple, provide patients with world class treatment and do it with a heart for the person. We've been doing the for the last 51 years and with Dr. Moody at the helm, there's no end in sight.
When we look into the future we hope the city of Arlington and the entire DFW metroplex is a better place because of what we've been able to do at Drs Alexander Orthodontics! Our heart has always been for people, for families and for better lives ... we do this through amazing orthodontic treatment but we also want to do this by sharing our lives and loving the people who walk through our doors.
We believe that our role in the life of a family is big. We take that very seriously. When it comes to doing our job and being professional we work hard to produce great smiles and we know that is not going to happen without consistency. We also know our practice is not going to be all it can be without us practicing what we preach. We tell our patients that Effort = Results and we tell ourselves the same thing. Year after year after year we put in the effort ... and we consistently see the results. For 51 years we have been making generations smile through great effort!
We thought adopting our new son from the country of Ethiopia in 2008 was going to be the thing that changed our family. Little did we realize, that was only the beginning. Three years and two dental mission trips later, my family’s life as well as hundreds of others will forever be changed.
The first EthiopiaSmile dental mission trip began as a group of friends came around the the idea using dentistry to love the people of Ethiopia. In a country of 80 million people with under 100 trained dentists in the entire country, dental needs are rampant to say the least. Dental prevention and basic oral hygiene are not a part of the national culture. Morbidity and even mortality, directly related to dental infection, is a common occurrence, especially among the millions living in extreme poverty.
This past September, eight dentists from various places across the U.S. were joined by 40 other non-dental volunteers and traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Just under 1,000 patients were treated in spite of the fact that the majority of our supplies ended up being held up in customs the entire trip. Partnering with local ministries and churches, we were able to care for those most vulnerable. In light of the Biblical passage of James 1:27, we focused on caring for orphans, widows, the elderly and those children with obvious dental infection.
The majority of our treatment occurred in an incredibly impoverished part of Addis Ababa called Korah. Korah is a former leper colony. Today it is the home to over 100,000 living in severe poverty, many surviving by scavenging in the city dump.
A large open building with tin roof and walls was converted into a MASH-style dental clinic. After waiting sometimes for hours, the patients were screed and assessed for dental needs. Due to lack of predictable electricity and instruments, our services were limited to extractions. The patients were taken to an “anesthesia station” then to the next open “chair” for their extraction or extractions. Once the dental work was performed and had time to recover, the patient was given analgesics, oral hygiene instructions and antibiotics if indicated.
Keeping with the mission to love the people of Ethiopia as we felt Jesus would, we had a “buddy system” in place. Non-dental friends partner with a patient and walk them through the various stations as they receive treatment. Holding hands, rubbing their backs and stroking their hair broke down the language barrier and calmed their fears as most of them had never seen a dentist before.
Another unique aspect of our trip is the sterilization process that has been developed. A dear and talented friend reconstructed a large pressure cooker into a fully functional autoclave. WE used three, continually running, butane-heated autoclaves to keep sterile instruments available. This was especially important this year due to the significant amount of supplies held up in customs, not to mention the are we were serving in is rampant with HIV and other communicable diseases.
Multiple things impact my life on the EthiopiaSmile trips. God has a way of showing up there. He is seen in the faces of the patients we treat. The joy that radiates, in spite of their dire circumstances, is infectious. He is evident in the team working together, with a common purpose and goal. Seeing the many moving parts that need to all come together to pull off the operation is inspiring. It’s a beautiful thing for a dentist to step in, graciously care for patients in a less than ideal setting with limited resources to do what he or she knows how to do. It’s just as beautiful seeing an engineer, stay-at-home mom, salesman, grandmother or teenager work outside of their comfort zone as an assistant or patient buddy. All in the spirit of love, being the hands and feet of God to these dear people.
Traveling to Ethiopia has a way of changing you, putting the stresses and cares of this world in perspective, helping break out of the small world we live in to see a larger world full of needs, needs we have been blessed to be able to meet – at least in some small way. Our next trip to Ethiopia will be in June 2012.