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There is a lot more to orthodontics than just a beautiful smile, which is why the dental specialty of orthodontics requires an additional 2 to 3 years of training after becoming a dentist. Our office is committed to providing the finest quality orthodontic treatment in a relaxed, friendly environment where our doctors and skilled staff treat all our patients like family. We strive to provide you with the best possible outcome. Wait Orthodontic Specialists have been providing beautiful functional smiles to valley residents for over 4 decades. If you are considering orthodontic treatment ask around, we may have already treated your neighbors!

Meet The Doctors

Charles E. Wait, D.D.S., P.C.

Dr. Charles Wait is a third-generation dentist, an outdoorsman and an aviation enthusiast. He attended dental school at Northwestern University and received his orthodontic credentials at Loyola University, both located in Chicago. He has practiced his specialty since 1974. Dr. Wait is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Arizona Orthodontic Study Club, Rocky Mountain Orthodontic Society, World Federation of Orthodontists, Arizona Dental Society, American Dental Association and is a former president of the national Flying Dentists Association. In his spare time, Dr. Wait enjoys giving back to his community by volunteering with the Rotary Club and the Flying Dentists Association charity events and doing mission work.

Ryan C. Wait, D.D.S., M.B.A.

Dr. Ryan Wait is a 4th generation dentist and a 2nd generation orthodontist. He was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona and attended Arizona State University. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City where he served as the Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity treasurer and was awarded the Dentsply International Merit Award in Removable Prosthodontics in 2010. Dr. Wait attended Roseman University of Health Sciences, where he earned a certificate in Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and a Masters of Business Administration degree. He is also an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, and the Flying Dentist Association.