Your Premier Orthodontist in Billings, MT

At Montana Smiles Orthodontics, located in the heart of Billings, MT, our team of specialized orthodontists is dedicated to providing exceptional orthodontic care. Unlike general dentists, orthodontists undergo additional years of specialized training focused exclusively on aligning teeth and jaws to ensure optimal function and aesthetics. Our practice is committed to utilizing this expertise to offer personalized treatment plans that cater to the individual needs of each patient.


Ryan Hecht, DMD, MSD

Dr. Ryan Hecht is a Billings native through and through, dedicated to perfecting smiles and boosting confidence in his community.

His educational journey took him from Billings to Brigham Young University, where he earned a degree in physiology and developmental biology, and then to the University of Nevada in Las Vegas for his Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Hecht honed his expertise in orthodontics at the University of Southern California, where he earned a Master of Science in craniofacial biology.

The Orthodontist Advantage

Orthodontists and dentists both play integral roles in maintaining oral health, but when it comes to teeth straightening procedures, the specialized training of an orthodontist is invaluable. Orthodontists spend additional years learning the complexities of tooth movement and facial development. This specialized knowledge allows them to design and implement comprehensive treatment plans that address both cosmetic concerns and functional issues, ensuring results that are not only beautiful but also conducive to a healthy bite and oral health.


The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment offers a wide array of benefits that extend far beyond the cosmetic enhancement of a straight smile:

Physical Health Benefits:

  • Improved oral hygiene, as straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Decreased strain on jaw muscles and joints, preventing symptoms of TMJ disorders.
  • Enhanced chewing and digestion, allowing for better nutrition.

Mental and Personal Benefits:

  • Boosted self-confidence and self-esteem from having a smile you're proud to show off.
  • Reduced anxiety and self-consciousness in social situations, leading to a more active and engaging social life.

Social and Professional Benefits:

  • A beautiful smile enhances first impressions, a crucial element in personal and professional interactions.
  • Increased opportunities in careers where appearance and presentation play a significant role.
  • Improved perception by others, as straight, well-maintained smiles are often associated with health, vitality, and trustworthiness.

Transform Your Smile Today

Are you ready to experience the life-changing benefits of orthodontic treatment? Montana Smiles Orthodontics in Billings, MT, is here to guide you on your journey to achieving the perfect smile. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you.