Dr. Christenson is a Board Certified Orthodontist, an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at Vanderbilt University, and a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel.
He is dedicated to creating beautiful smiles, using the latest technology, providing our patients with the highest quality of care in a gentle, comfortable, and professional environment.
- Diplomate American Board of Orthodontists
- Member American Association of Orthodontists
- The Tidewater Orthodontic Society
- The Eastern VA Orthodontic Study Club
- The Orthodontic Education Research Foundation
What Makes Us The Best In Chesapeake
Board Certified Orthodontist for 25 years.
According to The American Board of Orthodontics, a board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills, and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. Only 1 out of 3 orthodontists are board certified. This preparation is completed following a 2 year orthodontic residency and dental school.
Dr. C is not only a Board Certified Orthodontist, but a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics and was a Professor of Orthodontics at Vanderbilt University.
8,000+ Beautiful Smiles
After 25 plus years of experience, Dr. Christenson has made over 8,000 beautiful smiles! While in the Air Force, these beautiful smiles were for our service men and women and their families.
10 Years of Indirect Bonding Experience
Christenson Orthodontics has been using the "Indirect Bonding Method" for over 10 years because it is the most comfortable way to place brackets on your teeth and takes less time at your appointment. Dr. Christenson places the brackets on the models (molds) taken of the patient’s teeth at the initial appointment instead of placing the brackets directly on the patient's teeth. His lab technician, Tracy (20+ years of experience), prepares a custom tray to place and bond the brackets on the teeth.
We Offer Clarity Brackets
You may choose to have clear, ceramic brackets as a more esthetic alternative to traditional metal braces.
The Time Will Be Right
Dr. Christenson is interested in your individual development and will wait to put braces on your teeth until he determines it is the best time for you. Different people are ready for braces at different times. Sometimes the best thing is to wait for the most effective results. With 8,000+ cases under his belt, Dr. C knows!
I love how Dr Christenson is careful about pulling the trigger on recommending orthodontia. He consults with his patients to make sure that the patient's objectives are met. His staff is friendly and we have enjoyed the experience.Kathryn M in Chesapeake, VA | Oct 10, 2016
Dr. C Invests In Education
Dr. Christenson and his team participate in annual continuing education. He takes his team to the AAO national meeting every 2 years where they are take the time to learn the new trends. Dr. C’s commitment to education goes beyond this meeting, he participates in several monthly orthodontic study group with neighboring orthodontists.
Our practice is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in a gentle, comfortable, and professional environment. We are committed to excellence in our office and the community. Our goal is to provide an aesthetically pleasing smile and an excellent occlusion. We strive to provide a beautiful smile, with a fare and reasonable fee.