YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT some dentists offer various versions of orthodontic treatment. This has prompted some patients to ask what the difference is between a dentist and an orthodontist? And, why should new patients choose our practice for orthodontic treatment?
1. Orthodontists Have Additional Education
Orthodontists first graduate from dental school (that’s right, we’re fully qualified dentists too!) and then continue on to an additional two (or more) years of training in specialized orthodontic care.
During that time, orthodontists learn more about the bones and muscles of the face, jaw, teeth, and spine… The whole complex network that makes up your smile.
2. Orthodontists Look At The Full Picture
Orthodontists look at your bite and the overall harmony of the bone structure in your neck, jaw, mouth, and face. Misaligned bites can cause long-term problems like migraines, bad posture, grinding teeth, and lost teeth. We also look at the root cause of misalignment and work towards creating smiles that will stay healthy for life.
3. You Benefit From Our Specialization
Yes, our team is trained to understand dental health, and that certainly comes into play in your treatment.
However, what we spend our time on day after day is orthodontics! We’ve seen many cases come and go, and have the experience to truly understand your case.
We see a lot of re-treatment cases, when orthodontic therapy from another source didn’t do a thorough enough job. In fact, many orthodontists’ re-treatment cases make up about 30% of their patients. In orthodontics, we know that it’s not about a quick cosmetic fix—it’s about doing it right, and helping patients achieve optimum health and balance.
How Is Our Practice The Right Fit For You?
Are you ready to start orthodontic treatment? Give us a call! And if you’re already one of our awesome patients, we have a question for you: What are the reasons that our practice was the right choice for YOU?
Let us know! Your reviews and comments are always helpful to us.More