Stevensville General Dentistry & Orthodontics
At Thompson Creek Dental, we offer orthodontic services including traditional braces as well as clear aligners for patients of all ages. Though popular during adolescences, more adults are choosing to straighten their teeth for both aesthetic and practical reasons. With innovative aligners that are less noticeable, removable, and part of a personalized treatment plan, straighten teeth has never been easier.
Benefits of our orthodontic services include:
- A nicer smile
- Better chewing
- Healthier gums
- Improved speech
- Positive self-image
LAELAYE SHIMELES, DDS, PC
Dr. Shimeles – Orthodontist
Dr. Shimeles (Orthodontist) completed his Certificate of Orthodontics and residency at Howard College of Dentistry. He earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Shimeles received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland. Prior to pursuing his DDS and orthodontic certification, he worked for Dupont Chemicals in Wilmington, Delaware, where he designed and performed experiments, wrote standard test procedures, and analyzed testing equipment and data. He found his time at DuPont a challenging and rewarding learning experience.
Dr. Shimeles is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the American Dental Association (ADA), and is eligible for board certification by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). He is also Invisalign certified. Other associations include the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society-Maryland Chapter and the National Dental Association. In 2008, he was named Dental Student of the Year and profiled in Maryland Magazine. Other honors include a National Academy of Science Scholarship and the Harry E. Kelsey Award from University of Maryland, Department of Orthodontics, which is given to individuals recognized to possess personal qualities, such as patience and kindness, of the highest professional character.
Dr. Shirneles is married to Keziah, a respiratory therapist, and they have one daughter. He and his family currently reside in Bowie, Maryland. In his free time, Dr. Shimeles enjoys bike riding, playing soccer and digital photography. Above all, though, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.
Advances in the field of dentistry allow us to prevent alignment issues with interceptive treatment that directs growth for patients who still have their primary, or baby teeth. While our orthodontic services are recommended early, while the patient still has their primary teeth, it’s never too late to get that straight and beautiful smile you have always wanted. For more information or a free orthodontic consultation, contact us today.