by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
photography by Jim David Photography
Orthodontists spend most of their
working hours in their practices, so they don’t
get many opportunities to see what it’s like
inside another doctor’s office. Orthotown’s
recurring Office Visit profile offers a chance
for Townies to meet their peers, hear their
stories and get a sense of their practice
This month we stayed close to home and spoke with Dr. Trevor Nichols of Frost Orthodontics in Mesa, Arizona. Nichols—who practices with his longtime mentor, Dr. Stuart
Frost—prides himself on being a family man and uses that attribute to relate to his patients,
some of whom travel upward of 1,000 miles to receive the signature “Frost Smile.”
Keep reading to see how this young orthodontist overcame the challenges of working with
someone he’s always admired and how he and his team work together to make sure everyone
they interact with, from staff members to patients and their family members, feels valued.
Trevor Nichols, DMD, MS
A.T. Still University, Arizona
6,000 square feet
1. Damon braces. I am a firm
believer in passive self-ligation
and its ability to solve many of
the difficulties of orthodontics
by reducing friction, lowering
forces and expanding arches.
2. Vector TADs. I believe that we
should always think outside
the box and use all the tools
we can to provide patients with
options—and amazing results.
3. Spark clear aligners (Ormco).
In my opinion, Spark aligners
are the most superior on the
4. Spectralase laser. I use my
laser every day to put the
finishing touches on a great
case. Without it, my cases
would not be close to the same.
5. VPro high-frequency vibration
device (Propel). This allows me
to better treat all aligner cases
in a more efficient manner with
Also in this issue, Dr. Trevor Nichols and Dr. Stuart Frost discuss the steps
behind laser gingivectomy, a procedure they offer to many patients at the end of
treatment to perfect their smiles.
Click here to read.
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