Why a Certified Orthodontist?

What’s the difference between a Dentist and an Orthodontist?

A dentist is similar to your family doctor — great for check-ups and maintaining the general health of your teeth and mouth. An orthodontist is a specialist who has three years of additional University education beyond dental school focusing exclusively on orthodontic treatment. An orthodontist is an expert in straightening your teeth and correcting issues with your bite. An orthodontist also has expertise in a variety of treatment techniques and can help you chose the treatment option that’s best for you.

Orthodontics Compared to Dentists

Sometimes, there is an assumption that some orthodontic problems are easier and less challenging than others. Dentists and Orthodontists can occasionally be surprised by unexpected hitches in orthodontic treatment. A Certified Orthodontist has the education, the tools and the experience to deal with all types of orthodontic concerns, simple or complex, anticipate or unexpected. Trust your smile to a specialist.

Certainly getting you your new smile as quickly as possible is a big goal for both you and our office, but getting you there safely, reliably and making sure the result is stable is of greater concern. There is a trend in the dental community to provide Fast orthodontic treatment. While orthodontic treatment is definitely faster than a generation ago, with some cases treating out in a matter of months, a Fast or Magic approach can’t compete with the thorough planning, implementation and monitoring of stability that is provided with the expertise, experience and resources of an orthodontic specialist.

For Kids

Kids smile hundreds of times a day.
Their smiles are so innocent, so hopeful, and so full of that mischievous fun they love to get into.

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For Teens

There’s so much of life to discover and explore. For most, it’s the ideal time to structure your teeth to allow you to smile for who you are and who you’ll grow into.

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For Adults

Deep down maybe you’ve always thought, what if? Is it too late? You work hard, play harder and your smile should show just how truly amazing a person you can be.

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