Originally born in Laramie, Wyoming, Dr. Brenna Christensen soon moved to Mobile, Alabama, where she grew up always wanting to be an orthodontist. She started her journey by graduating magna cum laude from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) with a major in biology and minor in art. Afterwards, she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she met her future husband, Jordan, who is also a dentist. She then went on to specialize in orthodontics, training for an additional two years at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and receiving her master’s degree in dentistry.
Dr. Brenna’s special interests are in root resorption, short root anomaly and congenitally missing teeth. She believes that orthodontics is just as much an art form as it is a science, and she uses her background in art to help her design your new smile. Her training at both UAB and Louisville included utilizing state-of-the-art technology, including digital scanning, CBCT radiographs and virtual treatment setups, to help give patients the best and most convenient treatment possible.
Orthodontic treatment success depends on a collaborative effort between the patient and doctor, so Dr. Brenna emphasizes patient education and communication from the initial visit throughout treatment. She understands that for patients and parents, knowing what is happening during treatment and exactly why we are doing what we do is helpful to motivate and encourage them so that we can achieve the most ideal smile.
When not at the office, you can find Dr. Brenna playing with her Labradoodle puppy, Riley, practicing calligraphy, or painting. She loves to travel and try new restaurants with her fiancé, Jordan, who is originally from Atlanta. A fun fact about Dr. Brenna is that she has been treated with three rounds of orthodontic treatment, including both braces and Invisalign® clear aligners. So, along with being trained as an orthodontist, she has years of experience being a patient as well. She knows firsthand how important being confident in your smile can be and is honored and excited to be able to create beautiful smiles here at West Cobb Orthodontics.