Dr. Robert Marx, his daughter Dr. Emily Marx and Dr. Doug Arjes are general dentists who offer orthodontic treatment (braces and the alternative of Invisalign orthodontic treatment), in their dental office.

One of the first things a person notices about another is their smile.

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Early interceptive Ortho treatment resulted in ideal bite with no extractions required.

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Dramatic change in the smile with modern orthodontic treatment.

There are many other benefits of teeth that line up properly:

  • The positions of the teeth, a nice broad smile, and the symmetrical alignment of the front teeth can enhance beauty and a person’s self-esteem
  • Teeth in good alignment are easier to keep clean and more resistant to cavities and gum disease
  • Correct positioning of teeth reduces the damage of tooth wear and tear due to the friction of teeth rubbing each other at incorrect angles
  • The jaw joints (TMJs) are more comfortable when the teeth and jaws are in harmony

Orthodontics is the art of aligning teeth. Teeth that are straight and white can make a person feel more youthful. Today’s straightening options include conventional metal braces, tooth colored braces,
and clear aligners from Invisalign. With so many choices for orthodontic treatment it isn’t just for children anymore.

“Whether child or adult, each patient wants a better smile and straighter teeth. I always take the patient’s goals into consideration and often orthodontic treatment is their best choice,” says Dr.
Marx. “Their plan will not only improve their smile but will also improve their overall dental health and minimize wear or attrition of teeth du to poor fit of the teeth against each other.”

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Children & Teens

“I love working with kids, watching their teeth move into better alignment and watching their confidence soar,” says Dr.
Marx. “If we can start fairly early with orthodontic care, we can almost always avoid having to remove permanent teeth, even in fairly crowded situations.” Children should have their first evaluation of their teeth alignment before 5 years of age.
That does not mean that young children would have braces, but there are situations where early interceptive treatment can handle and possibly avoid orthodontic treatment in the future.

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“After my orthodontic treatment I feel my new confidence has propelled me in my career.”


Orthodontics for Adults

Dr. Marx and Dr. Arjes have provided orthodontic care to hundreds of adults with often dramatic results. Orthodontics is no longer "just for kids". Because adults wish their teeth to be straighter and whiter but may not find braces appealing, there are options such as tooth color braces or Invisalign.

Adult smile makeovers involve not only straightening teeth but also handling bite problems due to missing teeth and addressing jaw joint pains. In these cases orthodontics is included as part of a complex treatment plan to repair, replace and straighten teeth. These smile makeovers are dramatic


Invisalign technology is a series of computer generated clear forms or aligners that guide teeth gradually into place. With Invisalign there are no unattractive metal brackets and wires.

There are also many benefits to using Invisalign:

  • Fewer dental visits than regular braces
  • Aligners can be removed to eat
  • Easier to keep teeth and gums healthy because aligners are removed to brush teeth
  • Greater comfort with no wires or metal brackets

Dr. Robert Marx, Dr. Emily Marx and Dr. Doug Arjes are certified providers of Invisalign orthodontic treatment.

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Notice: the following dentists in this practice are not licensed in Missouri as specialists in the advertised dental specialty of orthodontics. Dr. Emily Marx and Dr. Douglas Arjes are General Dentists. Dr. Arjes has been providing orthodontic services for the patients of Marx Family Dental since 1993. Creating beautiful smiles for hundreds of patients.