Pitts orthodontics is proud to be a Damon user.

Damon Braces is proud to announce our newest ambassador,
Damon patient Bethany Hamilton.

There are not many people who don’t know about Bethany and her amazing story after an unspeakable shark attack. Just a young teen in 2003 when attacked, Bethany has gone on to inspire millions due to her amazing determination and attitude. She shares her astonishing story in her bestselling autobiography Soul Surfer which in April 2011 was released as a major motion picture. Not only does Bethany continue to compete in the ASP World Professional Surfing Tour, but she tours the world to share her story of triumph and to prove that with faith and belief anything is possible.

After being treated with Damon Braces I couldn’t be happier. The results of having braces not only improved my smile, it boosted my confidence.

After the shark attack Bethany will tell you she struggled through many trials and tribulations which took a toll on her confidence and self esteem. When asked, Bethany will tell you that “after being treated with Damon Braces I couldn’t be happier. The results of having braces not only improved my smile, it boosted my confidence.” Now, with help from Damon System braces, Bethany is able to smile through adversity.

If you are interested in improving your smile and outlook on life, take a tour through our website and ask your orthodontist about Damon System braces. If you don’t have an orthodontist, that’s ok, check out our Damon Doctor Locator you will be able to find one in your area.

To find out more about Bethany visit her website at www.bethanyhamilton.com


Dr Tom Pitts teaches in spain

Dr Tom Pitts was recently in Spain teaching a group of orthodontist. Below is the email from Dr Paco Perdron

We are very honored that Tom Pitts had given a course in my office. It was great. The best orthodontists of Spain assisted and even an orthodontist came from Holland.

We learnt a lot with Tom “pata negra orthodontics” (translation “the best of the best in orthodontics”) and we realised that we have to continue learning a lot to reach his level. His teachings are always more than welcome to us.

All the participants have been sending mails of agreement for the quality of the course and Tom´s personality.

I will be always very grateful with Tom and all the members of the group.

Love to all,


Tooth brush decorating contest!

Test your design skills! Dr Arnie Pitts and Dr. Mark Handelin along with the staff want to see your creative side. Come by the office and pick up a tooth brush or use one of your own. Decorate the tooth brush or use it to sculpture or other work of art. We will display the designs in the office. Dr’s will pick the top two creative tooth brushes. Two winners will receive a season pass to wild water for 2011. Deadline is April 7, 2011!! Have fun!

Dr. Tom Pitts in Bangkok

Pitts orthodontics in Asia

Dr. Tom Pitts has traveled to Bangkok Thailand for the Damon seminar and Asian Damon sumitt, Dr. Tom is attending the event as a guest speaker. Yesterday Dr. Tom Pitts received a TV interview, will he be headline news today in Bangkok?

Girl power expo

Halloween 2010

Thank you Patrice! We love your horsadontist

Did you know

Did you know that many famous celebrities got their Hollywood smiles by way of orthodontics? There are several well-known cases of celebrities that have undergone braces treatment before and during their careers. One of the most notable would have to be Tom Cruise who had clear braces put on and he wore them proudly.

Back the pack 9/11/10

Join us on Facebook

Join us on Facebook, look forward to seeing you on our fan page!


Pitts Orthodontics current game: Enter your email address, November 15th we will pull an email address from the Pitts bag for a chance to win an Ipod touch. Email Kimberly at kim@pittsorthodontics.com to enter our email contest, include your name, patients name, email address and phone. Good luck! We are collecting email addresses for our database. Did you know once we have your email address our system is able to send you appointment reminders via email and or text messages. You can also view your account, make payments, check legder and more.


Thank you to everyone who participated in our name the dragon game. We had a large response, after voting the dragon’s name is Chomper.

Uniquely Me Two

On Sunday March 14, 2010, the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada taught the power of positive thinking and confidence to girls K-12.  Uniquely Me Two stressed the importance recognizing one’s strengths and best attributes, handling peer pressure, healthy eating habits, hygiene, general wellness, exercise, and identifying core values and personal interests.

Tonya, Tami, Kori, Jillian, Sierra, and Candy all worked the PITTS I LOVE MY SMILE! booth. About 150 girls spun the wheel and answer a few questions about their smile or their friend’s smile. After answering we gave them a goodie bag with a mirror, chap stick and inspirational quote inside.  Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to our contest winners.

Help Make Girls Healthier
Help us make girls healthier by helping them feel better about themselves. Donate to the Dove Self-Esteem Fund. Your contribution will enable Girl Scouts nationwide to experience uniquely ME! through Girl Scouting.

Pitts Orthodontics Volunteers for Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada

Pitts Orthodontics is volunteering to participate Uniquely Me” workshop for the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada.  Our interactive booth themed, I LOVE MY SMILE!, encourages participants to reflect on the importance and good things about their smile and smile of others. The best part is, there are prizes available for everyone that participates!

This awesome event is open to every girl ages K-12. Everyone who visits the Pitts Orthodontics booth will have a chance to add Pitts Orthodontics as a friend on Facebook! Within 10 days of the event, everyone who added Pitts Orthodontics will have the opportunity to be placed in a drawing for 3 great prizes. Please come and join us on Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 11:00 am to 4:00pm @ Reno Town Mall.

For over 95 years Girl Scouts has helped to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Join us and make a difference in the life of a girl. Visit our website: www.gssn.org or call 1-800-222-5406 ex 244.

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Pitts Reaches Out for Evelyn Mount’s Community Outreach Food Drive

Every year for several decades, Reno philanthropist Evelyn Mount has provided holiday meals to needy families in Reno and Sparks. She also provides meals to elderly people year-round.

The Pitts team has donated to the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach for the past couple of years. This year, we delivered a truckload all due to the donations by our wonderful patients! Together we made a sizable contribution to the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach Food Drive. Thank you!

Pitts Ornament Contest

It’s time to break out the glue and glitter!  Get in the holiday spirit by decorating your own ornament for the Pitts Ornament Contest! Entries will be judged in 3 categories, youngest to 7,8-13, 14 and up.  One winner in each category will receive a $50 visa card.  You can pick up your blank ornament at the Pitts office during business hours. All entries are due Dec 17th. Have fun!

Here are some of our most recent entries.

The ‘Bracelift’ Facelift



Before and After a Damon 'Bracelift'

AS WE GROW OLDER, MANY Of us turn to expensive and invasive cosmetic treatments ranging from lip augmentations to facelifts in an effort to retain a youthful appearance.More and more adults, however, are now turning to less traumatic orthodontic treatments as an anti-aging tool and are gaining not just a beautiful smile, but some remarkable facial aesthetics, as well.“Bracelift” treatments can help you look younger and feel more confident about your appearance than ever before. Of course,most people want a nice smile with straight, white teeth, but properly aligned teeth can do much more than just improve a smile. By enhancing the alignment and widening the arch of the teeth, orthodontic treatment can create better facial balance and aesthetics, lending the appearance of fuller cheeks and lips, smoother and higher cheek contours, and broader smiles, as well as compensate for the inevitable loss of facial muscle over time. Read More!

Race for the Cure


Join “Team Pitts” as we walk in the 11th annual Susan G. Komen Northern Nevada Race for the Cure®.  Won’t you help us in doing our part to raise funds to cure the disease that kills 410,000 women each year?  We’ll be walking for those we love on Sunday, October 4 at the University of Nevada Reno.  To donate, please call the office at (775) 825-3400 and ask for Jessica

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Dr. Pitts Goes to Taiwan


The Group in Taiwan


This spring, Dr. Pitts delivered the keynote at the Damon Forum in Taiwan. He spoke about the famous “Pitts Smile,” the aesthetic gold standard for orthodontists, and the importance of meeting the American Board of Orthodontics’ standards. The quality of finishing for each case is evaluated using the Objective Grading System, created in 1993 by nine orthodontists.


Evaluating work under these standards can be quite a challenge. Dr. Pitts and his secrets to excellent finishing were featured in “News and Trends in Orthodontics.”

Bright Smiles Day

BrightSmilesLogoOver 40 people showed up on 4/24 and another 9 more RSVP’ed. Awesome. Thanks for helping us make this event a HUGE success. We all had a great time and it was for a really good cause.

Hats off to all of our staff  members that donated their time the day of the event!

Click on small photos for a larger image. If you see your picture, add a comment. If you want a copy, just let us know.

Bright Smiles for Bradley Zugel


Bradley was diagnosed in September of 2008 with lymphoblastic lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma caused by a cancerous growth of cells in the lymphatic system.

Bradley was diagnosed in September of 2008 with lymphoblastic lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma caused by a cancerous growth of cells in the lymphatic system.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Pitts Orthodontics

4768 Caughlin Pkwy.

Suite 305

Reno, NV 89519

For a $199 donation get your teeth professionally whitened, keep the customized bleaching trays and supplies (a $399 value) and help Bradley and his family in their battle against cancer.

Schedule an appointment by April 20, 2009:

smilesforbradley@gmail.com or call (775) 825-3400

Materials donated by: Shari Byrnes at Schein Dental • Mike Sailer at Patterson Dental • Ultradent • Great Lakes Orthodontics

All proceeds go to Bradley Zugel donation fund at Bank of America, A 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Walk for the Cure JDRF 2008

There is nothing good about having a child with Type I Diabetes. And this year marks the seventh year that our son Hunter has been living with a  disease that is, well,  the pits — 24/7!  But every year when October rolls around and it’s time again for the JDRF Walk, I’m reminded of just how lucky we are to have so many amazing friends who, without fail, show up in the Quad at UNR to show their support for Hunter and our family. This  year, team It’s The Pitts raised $10,000.00. Dozens of our friends and family, the staff at Pitts Orthodontics  — and lots of their friends  — showed up bright and early on a frigid Sunday morning to raise money for juvenile diabetes research. In the past six years, since Hunter was diagnosed, together we’ve raised $150,000.00. It’s humbling to realize how many people are rallying for us and all the other kids who live with this disease every day. All we can say is thank you. 

Certificates of Recognition

Thank you Dr Arnie Pitts and Dr Mark Handelin for your continued dedication and support to children in the Northern Nevada community. Thru the Northern Nevada Dental Health Program the Dr’s have helped many children who other wise would be unable to obtain dental care. What an accomplishment!!!

Mouthful of Science

Team Pitts has had the priveledge to educate many students over the last few months. Mouthful of Science has brought many students into our office for a time of learning and fun.  While at Pitts Orthodontics, students rotate through six science stations in the clinical laboratory, operatory and radiographic areas of the clinic.  In each area, Pitts Orthodontic staff and doctors provide interactive opportunities for the students to learn about science.  Each station is designed to meet WCSD educational standards for science. Meeting each student and working hands on with the students has been a very fun experience for our team. Our team has enjoyed meeting teachers and chaparones from many schools all who make this educational

oppurtunity come to life.