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Ladd Orthodontics Mission:

Dr. Tara Emerick, DDS, MS
As a family-oriented practice, we welcome patients of all ages and strive to create a comfortable, welcoming setting. We want your experience with us to be a success–from the time you call us and schedule your appointment to the time you leave our office. We make it a priority to provide our orthodontic services at affordable prices that fit within your budget.
We invite you to view the pages of our website and get to know us better. We are committed to providing excellent orthodontic care in a friendly environment where you and your family will feel comfortable. We hope to see you soon.

Dr. Emerick, DDS, MS - Kokomo, IN Orthodontist

We welcome you and your family to our practice for quality orthodontic services and a high standard of care. Using the latest treatments in the field, including braces and Invisalign (invisible braces), we are prepared to correct misalignment or other imperfections for a straight, beautiful smile you can feel confident about.

Patients, friends, Kokomo & Peru metro community

Welcome to the Kokomo community Dr. Tara Emerick! We are beyond excited that you are a part of the LADD Orthodontics Family! She is looking forward to joining our team and meeting your dental needs! We are also enthusiastic to announce that, with her arrival, we can offer you the convenience of additional days to schedule with us!! Starting Monday, August 14th, she will be seeing patients Monday – Thursday (every other Thursday at our LADD Dental Group of Peru location).
Dr. Emerick completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her DDS degree from IU School of Dentistry. After dental school, she completed her three-year residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and received her certificate in orthodontics and MS in oral sciences! She is experienced in early diagnosis and treatment planning, adult ortho, interdisciplinary dentistry, Invisalign, orthognathic surgery cases, and the newest ortho technologies! She is a member of the American Dental Association and of the American Association of Orthodontists, and she is in the process of becoming certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction achieved by only 33% of all orthodontists. She absolutely loves creating beautiful smiles for all her patients! On a personal note, Dr. Emerick and her husband, Jonathan, are happy to be moving back to Indiana, and they are in the process of adopting a puppy!


Types of Occlusions (bites)

Retainer Options

Example of orthodontic placement of elastic ligatures, archwires, and band placement