Dr. Michelle Thornberg Orthodontist

Creating Smiles Along the Lakeshore.


Most people seeking orthodontic treatment have other important obligations during the day, usually involved with work or school. Once your treatment is underway, we have fine tuned our techniques to save you time by seeing you approximately every 4-6 weeks.

We have devoted considerable time into designing our scheduling system. We understand that it is important that you miss as little school or work as possible. In order to benefit everyone, we schedule longer appointments during school/work time. In this way an entire afternoon is not committed to one or two patients, but is scheduled to accommodate as many families as possible. If you would like to come to the office during quieter times, please ask for an appointment during school/work hours. Some appointments are blissfully short; those are the ones that we try to schedule before or after school/work times. We strive to stay on time, this means that if repairs are needed we may not be able to fix broken appliances during shorter after school/work appointments.

Should it be impossible for you to miss school or work, then we will have to schedule the appointments further apart than our recommended 6 – 12 weeks or schedule a Saturday morning appointment, which are available once a month during the school year. If this is what needs to be done, treatment time will be longer than the estimated time.

If school or work is missed due to a sickness or a patient is running a fever, please call to reschedule your appointment with us.

Our goal is to assist you in all your needs to a beautiful, healthy smile.

Dr. Michelle Thornberg Orthodontist
Phone: 616-846-6050 Contact Me