Meet Our Doctors

J. Michael Steffen, DDS, MS

Dr. Steffen received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1972 and completed his residency in 1974. He has been in the private practice of orthodontics in Edmond, Oklahoma since 1974 and in Clinton, Oklahoma since 1975. 

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Melissa L. Farrow, DDS, MS

Dr. Farrow graduated with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences. She completed her Doctorate in Dentistry in 2003 and Master's training in 2006. After completing her residency, she joined Dr. Steffen in practice in 2007.

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What Do Rubberbands Do?

While brackets, archwires and ligatures are responsible for moving teeth along the gumline and the angle at which they point away from the gums, rubber bands pull the jaw forward or backward in order to line up your top and bottom rows of teeth to improve your smile.

What is TMJ

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull.