Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Dexter Orthodontist, Dr. Nathan McGuire likes to focus on traditional braces and Invisalign with regard to early treatment in children. Not only does he feel that many patients will achieve their best outcome, particularly patients with crowding or bite issues, but he also believes starting to correct malformations before children become self-conscious about them can help develop a positive self-concept.
It made such an impact on him that he decided that he wanted to become an orthodontist when he grew up. Dr. McGuire was born and raised in Chaffee, MO. As a child he had an underbite and lots of crowding that caused him to need extensive orthodontic treatment. He had it all: palatal expander, full braces, headgear and was able to experience first-hand what a difference having a nice smile can make!
As someone who went through extensive orthodontic treatment as a child, I enjoy helping patients get the smile they want and seeing it positively impact their lives, just like my treatment did for me years ago!
Dr. McGuire is the oldest of four boys and has always loved playing sports, especially basketball and baseball. He graduated Valedictorian from Notre Dame High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University, where he played baseball. Dr. McGuire is married to his high school sweetheart, Melissa, and they love raising their family in Cape Girardeau, near both of their families. They have four children- Nolan, Lucas, Ainsley, and Tessa and enjoy spending time with them and being involved in their activities. Most evenings you will find Dr. McGuire at a field or court, coaching one of his childrens sports teams, which he loves!