In an effort to do what we feel is best for our patients and our team, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue all non-emergency appointments for the next two weeks. This is an incredibly hard decision but I feel it is best, and inline with CDC and American Dental Association recommendations.

I fully understand the inconvenience this places on our patients and their families and how disappointing this is to those scheduled to get their braces off. However, by postponing all of our non-emergent orthodontic appointments for the next two weeks, we will be doing our part in helping to “flatten the curve” that will hopefully save the lives of many of our loved ones who are in the most susceptible group to contract severe illness and death.

As a small business owner who supports many team members, I can tell you that this decision has been an incredibly trying one to make over the last 24 hours. However, I feel that it is in the best interest of the community to do our part in “flattening the curve” and I encourage you to support others who have done the same.

Please know that we are always available and that we are of course accessible for any emergencies during the time away from the office. One of our team members will be reaching out in the coming days to reschedule appointments. And as always, please call our office for any and all concerns. We will continue to monitor this ever-changing situation with national CDC guidelines and we look forward to seeing you back in the office after 14 days.

Thank you for your continued understanding. Our main priority always has been and continues to be the health and safety of our patients.

Francis William Short, DMD


Francis William Short D.M.D.

The finest orthodontic treatment in a compassionate, patient oriented, and fun environment. This is the Short Orthodontics way. We make orthodontics easy and enjoyable for our patients. We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as low friction braces, invisible ceramic braces and Invisalign, along with the latest in computer technology (digital imaging, computerized charts, advanced computer graphics and OrthoCad digital study models) to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.

We recognize that each patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctors and staff are fully committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy, beautiful one!

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