This practice is dedicated to the people it serves. As a highly skilled orthodontic team, we pledge to make a difference in the lives of others by providing healthy, beautiful smiles. It is our team effort that maximizes the comfort and quality of your orthodontic experience! It is our mission to build a beneficial relationship with our patients founded upon open communication, clear direction and continuous education from the initial visit through the completion of your treatment.

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Dr. Brazones

Dr Brazones

I am married to Dr. Howard Beck and have four children. Danny is a Firefighter and Fly Fishing Guide, Sarah is a Medical Doctor in Forensic Pathology, Laura is the Founder of LottoLove and Joe is in sales at Hitachi Automotive.

I knew I wanted to give the gift of a beautiful smile to others as it can change a person’s life, just as it changed mine. I love working with people and developing relationships while designing and creating a healthy bite and beautiful smile.

I attended college at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. I completed dental school training at Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1978 and my orthodontic specialty training at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago in 1980.  I was an orthodontic consultant for the Public Health Service for Red Lake, Cass Lake and White Earth Indian Reservations in Northern Minnesota until 1981. From 1981-1985, I was an Orthodontic Associate in a multi-office group practice in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We moved to Petoskey in 1985 where I started my own practice.

After practicing for 15 years, I realized that achieving long-term stability and a healthy beautiful smile for my patients, I needed advanced training; which was not offered in most orthodontic residencies. I continued my orthodontic education by taking a two year course in Functional Occlusion in Orthodontics to understand how the jaw joint (TMJ) and the bite need to work in harmony for long term stability and health of the joints. The Roth Williams course in functional occlusion changed my life and changed the level of orthodontic treatment that I could offer to my patients.  I now am able to have a health-centered approach in diagnosing and treatment planning.



Our office is located at 1601 S. US Highway 131 next to Bay Winds Credit Union and across from the Odawa Casino Hotel. You are able to see our beautiful cedar building from the highway.

Here you will be able to schedule all appointments along with asking any questions regarding your financial/insurance needs/or any other questions or concerns you may have.

With our open floor plan, you can cozy up to our fireplace and grab yourself a hot chocolate or coffee! We also have an Xbox with games and WiFi throughout the office! You can participate in our office contests to win a variety of prizes!

After you sign in to our patient computer, you'll head over to our brush station to brush your teeth with pre pasted disposable tooth brushes!

We have an excellent team that will have you feeling comfortable during your visit with us.

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8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 


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