Dr. Pendleton has over 10 years experience in private practice in a variety of settings.
Since completing his residency, Dr. Ryan has had the opportunity to work with several orthodontists with different treatment styles to develop a wide array of orthodontic skills for any situation he encounters. He has also had the experience of taking over patients from previous doctors and has experience remedying bite problems caused by people using DIY home orthodontics kits. No matter where you’re at in your orthodontics journey, just starting or mid-treatment, Dr. Ryan has a wealth of knowledge and experience to get you confidently smiling.
Dr. Ryan has been an Invisalign® provider since before he graduated. He has been able to work on many adults during his career, along with teens that are interested in Invisalign®. For over 8 years, he was fortunate to work at a “Super-Elite” Invisalign® office, which means that they started more Invisalign® cases than over 99% of other treating doctors in the U.S.! What this means is he was able to understand and manipulate the Invisalign® appliance more than most so that his finished cases can be at the highest level. He has completed over 1000 cases and will be able to create the most unbelievable smile you can imagine without braces.
Dr. Ryan will be available to take care of his patients if and when they need it…
With his extensive clinical experience, he will do everything he can to prevent any orthodontic emergencies. However, sometimes issues can happen (wires poking, broken brackets, etc.). Because he lives locally in Leander, he will be (almost) always available to take care of his patients if and when they need it after hours, including on weekends.
Dr. Ryan had to have braces twice when he was a child, otherwise known as “two-phase” treatment. After his own experience with braces and working on other young children, he always wanted to figure out a way to provide treatment that is more efficient AND pleasant. In turn, he has developed a conservative approach to early intervention. There are many orthodontists that always treat early and there are others that never treat early. Dr. Ryan’s perspective is to look at the big picture and address only significant “red flags” as they present themselves at a young age to avoid future asymmetries, irreversible tooth damage, or the unwanted removal of permanent teeth. Dr. Ryan will explain the situation in detail so that you can make the best decision for your child.
With the advent of new technologies, impressions are no longer needed! If you hate the “gag” feeling from those awful molds, now it can be done with a magic wand that takes pictures of your teeth and creates a more accurate scan than impressions can do! Our iTero scanner makes procedures that used to be challenging become quick and easy.
Dr. Ryan wants to bend over backwards for his team and his patient base.
Dr. Ryan is all about options. He knows not everyone can afford comprehensive orthodontics. He also knows some patients who may require surgery do not want to have surgery. Dr. Pendleton believes that his job is to inform you of the situation and educate you so that you can choose from different options and make the best decision for yourself or your child considering treatment types, treatment lengths, finances, etc. Ultimately, it is your smile and he wants all of his patients to be happy with the experience from beginning to end.
Dr. Ryan is a participating provider for almost all dental insurance companies. This will help keep your costs at a minimum while still receiving superior care!