Dr. Melissa Farrow, a private practice orthodontic specialist in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Deer Creek, and Western Oklahoma, has practiced since 2007. Prior to opening her private practice, she completed her undergraduate degree and dental school studies at the University of Oklahoma. She went on to complete her orthodontic residency at the University of Colorado.
Over the last decade, Dr. Farrow has built a team that is truly an extended family. This team has a genuine interest, concern and compassion for each other, their patients, and their patients’ families. The team works hard, has fun and delivers amazing orthodontic experiences in an inviting atmosphere!
Dr. Farrow possesses a progressive orthodontic philosophy, which agrees with that of many dentists, hygienists, adults and parents. It is important to her to keep all permanent teeth in most cases and use comfortable modalities to achieve functional and stable bites that last a lifetime.
With that said, she finds early orthodontic treatment in young children to be a real benefit. Capturing young children in the mix of dentition with permanent and baby teeth is the perfect time to make space and eliminate the need for permanent tooth extractions in most cases.
Orthodontics in teens has changed so much since their parents did braces. Teens now have the opportunity to straighten their teeth with Invisalign, traditional metal or ceramic braces. Treatment times in teens have significantly decreased with these modern technologies. This all results in more comfortable treatment, happier teens and excited parents!
Since Dr. Farrow was an adult orthodontic patient herself, working with adults is of particular interest to her. She relates and appreciates the resources her adult patients put forth to undergo this experience. She finds great pleasure in giving adults a smile that is healthy and functional: the kind of smile that helps to build amazing self-confidence and self-esteem.
Personally, Dr. Farrow is married to an amazing man who is also an amazing oral surgeon. They have many similar professional interests and have the opportunity together to help and change many lives through the combination of orthodontics and oral surgery.
She and her husband love to travel, cook and have fun the sun. They are proud to be called Sassy and Poppy to four grandchildren. You will find them most often hiking, running, or walking together. Dr. Farrow’s initial professional background is in nutrition so health and wellness are an important part of her life.