Vanguard Orthodontics wants to see you with a smile you love to show off. In Fulton and Clarksville, Maryland, three exceptional doctors provide quality treatments with gentle care. Their team treats all patients as if they were family. Vanguard Orthodontics offers orthodontic services for people of all ages. In addition to traditional metal braces, they also provide Invisalign® clear aligners!
Dr. Anna Muench
Dr. David Bonebreak
The great part about orthodontics is that it allows me to meet patients in a positive atmosphere and participate in something that is potentially life changing. Your smile is an expression of emotion, and is often the first characteristic others remember! Improving your smile has the potential to improve numerous aspects of your life. I received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, and graduated magna cum laude. I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland, also with magna cum laude recognition. Then I completed a residency in orthodontics while concurrently obtaining my Master of Science at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
I am proud to be a board-certified orthodontist. The American Board of Orthodontists reports that only one in three orthodontists is board certified. A board-certified orthodontist has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate the judgment, skills, and knowledge required to provide the highest level of patient care. Such practitioners have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics: the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists. I regularly attend the national meeting held annually by the American Association of Orthodontists, which furnishes the latest information on orthodontic research and treatment. In addition, I participate in local continuing education courses and events held by the Howard County Dental Association and the Maryland State Dental Association. I am currently the president of the Maryland State Society of Orthodontics.
Because the field of orthodontics is constantly changing, I find it imperative to remain current on the latest in orthodontic research through professional publications. I enjoy keeping up to date with my patients’ lives outside of the orthodontic office. I believe that orthodontics is perhaps the only profession in healthcare that entails regular, consistent contact with the patient. This allows me not only to follow my patients’ progress with their smile, but also their outside endeavors in school, sports, or their career.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy taking in all the Baltimore and DC metropolitan areas have to offer, from historic sites to the local professional sports teams.
Orthodontics enables me to play an important part in improving the dental health and self-esteem of my patients, young and old alike! I feel that there is no greater compliment than when former patients come back just to visit, and many times for me to treat their children. In order to become an orthodontist, I attained my Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. I graduated from West Virginia University with my Master of Science and certificate of orthodontics. I am a board-certified orthodontist. The American Board of Orthodontics reports that only one in three orthodontists is board certified. A board-certified orthodontist has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate the judgment, skills, and knowledge required to provide the highest level of patient care. We have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists. I continually participate in continuing education courses in order to stay abreast of all the changes and improvements in the science of orthodontics. This allows me to treat my patients with the most modern and effective procedures and materials.
As a professor of orthodontics, I play a role in the dental education of many of the young dentists and orthodontists in Maryland and the surrounding states. Teaching encourages me to use the most technologically advanced methods of modern orthodontic treatment. This includes 3-Dimensional Cone Beam CT imaging, soft-tissue laser procedures, reduced-friction self-ligating braces, gentle “space age” memory alloy wires, temporary anchorage devices (TADs), Invisalign® clear aligners, and aesthetic ceramic braces. Dentistry is a fabulous profession for any young man or woman. We enjoy the rewards of helping satisfy patients’ orthodontic needs while having a positive effect on their lives, especially for children and teenagers. There is certainly more to orthodontics than just straightening teeth. An improved appearance through orthodontic treatment can greatly enhance one’s self-esteem, and enhanced self-esteem can improve one’s quality of life! Our practice is designed with your needs in mind. We try to accommodate the busy schedules of our patients and parents. We really work and succeed at staying on time, thus eliminating waiting by our patients.
I am originally from Cumberland and have lived in Howard County for more than 25 years. My favorite weekend activities involve watching the Skins, Ravens, and Orioles. I like to play just about any sport involving a ball. I hope to take up running one day, but I have been saying that for a long time! I am also very likely to show up at your school plays and sporting events. I really enjoy seeing my patients participate in the activities I enjoyed as a student. As a Navy Reservist working for the Guidance and Admissions Department at the Naval Academy, I have awarded appointments to the Naval Academy to Howard County students that, in total, have a value of more than 14 million dollars!