Welcome to Cardot Braces! 

Guess what's new?! No more gagging during an uncomfortable putty impression. Dr. Cardot has taken his practice to the next level in patient care and comfort by investing in a new, state-of-the-art intraoral scanner.

At the office of Dr. Willis Cardot, Jr., our motto is do it right, do it well, do it once

  • DO IT RIGHT: only Dr. Cardot, an orthodontist, does all the treatment - one patient at a time. Neither an assistant nor a general dentist can replace an orthodontist personally taking care of you. 

  • DO IT WELL: Dr. Cardot believes his patients deserve the best, natural smile that they can get from orthodontic treatment. That's why he uses the best technology, including Titanium Orthos® braces, clear braces, clear aligners, and an intraoral scanner. Braces are still best. Dr. Cardot does not recommend or provide Invisalign. Instead, he recommends a significantly more cost-effective clear aligner system. 

  • DO IT ONCE: Dr. Cardot only initiates treatment when the time is right and does not promote unnecessary early treatment. 

Schedule your appointment today and discover Erie's best kept secret: a local, evidence-based orthodontist who does all of the orthodontic treatment in a non-gimmick style practice.


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Consultation Options

We offer 3 options for your complimentary consultation. You can choose either a 30-minute in-office evaluation or a 30-minute video conference evaluation. We also offer a photo evaluation through text or email. 

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Emergency Info

If you have an emergency during office hours, please call Emily at 833-3703. If you have an emergency during non-office hours, please text Dr. Cardot at 450-5881 with the patient’s name and if possible, photos of the problem.

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Treatment Types


Clear Aligners

Some patients never consider traditional braces but are interested in improving their smiles with clear aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible as well as custom-made for comfort.

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Early Treatment

Some dental practitioners claim that Phase 1 treatment (age 4 - 11) will control the growth of the jaws, eliminate bite problems, prevent the extraction of permanent teeth, and eliminate the need for traditional braces (Phase 2 treatment - age 12 and over). University studies show that most patients do not significantly benefit from 2-phase treatment.

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Adolescent Treatment

The gold standard for starting orthodontic treatment (braces) is when all the permanent teeth are fully erupted – around age 12. By this time, crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected.

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Adult Treatment

More and more adults today are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smile. We offer a full range of treatments specifically designed for adults – leaving you with a dramatically different smile and healthier bite.

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