Meet Dr. Claire Ferrari
Dr. Ferrari has been an orthodontist for over 25 years and incorporates CBCT and airway analysis using 3D imaging that is lower radiation than standard 2D orthodontic imaging. She is an expert at Invisalign treatment, even using invisalign on cases that require surgery, as well as overcoming the need for surgery with the use of Invisalign in many cases. Her practice is high touch/high tech and her focus is on the whole patient. She really cares about her patients and strives to reduce treatment times and provide a warm caring and beautiful environment. Her new office is state of the art and beautifully designed. Her philosophy is to bring her patients to the state that nature intended with a healthy airway and beautifully functioning bite, since in orthodontics form follows function. Dr. Ferrari is a specialist in Craniofacial development and loves her work.
Dr. Ferrari grew up with orthodontics, working with her father, who was an orthodontist from an early age. She received her dental degree from the University of Michigan where she received numerous awards. She completed her orthodontic training at the University of Washington, Seattle where she also received awards for her research. She completed a three-year post-graduate fellowship in craniofacial anomalies at the UCSF. She was on faculty at UCSF and, and on the craniofacial anomalies team at Oakland Children's Hospital for many years.
Dr. Ferrari has traveled extensively. She lived in Ireland where she taught dentistry at Trinity College, and has been on volunteer missions treating patients with facial deformities in Nepal, Chile and Argentina.
Dr. Ferrari's personal interests are influenced by her love of the environment and her spiritual studies. She lives in Berkeley with her husband and three children (and multiple farm animals).
Meet Dr. Katie Marsh
Dr. Katie Marsh is a Bay Area native who spent eleven years at the University of Southern California completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience, Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, and Orthodontic training, in which she also earned a Master of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology. She graduated from dental school at the top of her class, receiving numerous awards, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. During dental school she volunteered in the Philippines and Belize, providing free dental care to communities in need. Her research on digitally-facilitated orthodontics was recently accepted for publication in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Marsh is in the process of completing the board certification with the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Marsh is happy to return to her roots in the Bay Area. Working alongside Dr. Ferrari, she is interested in focusing more on how orthodontic treatment can aid in proper jaw growth and development and can help promote healthy airway function. She is passionate about upholding the high touch/high tech atmosphere in addition to the whole-patient approach at Ferrari Orthodontics.
In her free time, Dr. Marsh enjoys hiking California's highest peaks, training for marathons, playing soccer, and skiing. While completing her Orthodontic training, she also served as head coach of the USC Field Hockey team. Fun fact: Dr. Marsh has an identical twin sister!
Orthodontics for the Whole Person
Dr. Ferrari pays attention to jaw joints and airways. She is very interested in the origin of malocclusion and agrees with the theory that our diet and lifestyle has an effect on our facial growth. Clearly there is a strong genetic influence on facial growth and Dr. Ferrari was involved in basic science research into the genetics of facial development while she was a fellow at UCSF. However, there are also environmental influences on the growth of the face. When these environmental and genetic influences have caused a developing malocclusion or difficulty breathing, Dr. Ferrari helps patients re-establish a state of harmony which can influence the room they have for the developing teeth and the room they have to breathe as well. When evaluating a patient, Dr. Ferrari takes into consideration sleep habits and behavior issues as well as posture, diet, and tongue function. She is very attuned to the aesthetics of her patients and their treatment, but is also of the philosophy that teeth that function well tend to look good.
Invisalign and i-CAT imaging — Orthodontics at the leading edge
Ferrari Orthodontics offers patients comprehensive and effective orthodontic treatment with the most advanced technology available. As one of the only orthodontists in the U.S. to use both i-CAT FLX Cone Beam 3-D imaging and Invisalign®, Dr. Ferrari has the diagnostic information to design treatment plans that are both correct and efficient. Invisalign clear aligners have given beautiful smiles to hundreds of thousands of teens, children and adults.
Invisalign is practically invisible, so nothing comes between you and your new smile—and there are no metal bands to irritate your mouth. It is easier to clean your teeth and you can eat anything you want.
Dr. Ferrari uses 3-D imaging to build a virtual model of each patient including the jaw bones and roots of the teeth. Dr. Ferrari specializes in invisalign-based treatments for patients who require orthognathic surgery and in some cases can help them use Invisalign to avoid orthognathic surgery altogether.
Dr. Claire Ferrari is the best possible choice for orthodontia for kids and adults alike. Dr. Ferrari uses state-of-the-art technology for her diagnosis and treatment planning. Before making any final decision for orthodontia, I would get an opinion from Dr. Ferrari. She did a beautiful job for me and has worked with our daughter.
Dr. Ferrari takes the time to not only describe forthcoming procedures directly to patients of all ages to ensure that they'll make the most of their orthodontia and also understand why they need to do what's needed. This serves to empower patients to make the most of what's needed and help expedite the process.
I can’t recommend Dr. Ferrari enough! The care we have received from her and her office staff is stellar. They are great with children and a dream to work with: extremely responsive, kind, efficient, skilled, flexible and … dare I say it fun…? Of course no one really wants to get orthodontic work done (and many of us cringe at the price tag) but if you have to, do it here – worth every penny!
I cannot praise Dr. Ferrari enough. My son was a perfect candidate for maxillofacial surgery (yikes!!), and Dr. Ferrari was able to treat him with dedication while considering our fear for this surgery. After two years my son's teeth look amazing, and without surgery !!! Thank you Dr. Ferrari—my daughter is next!
Dr. Ferrari, Ann and all of her staff are outstanding! Both my kids are currently her patients using Invisalign. The professional care is excellent and by far better than the other orthodontist office we used to go. Plus, the personal attention given to each of my kids is remarkable.