We all have smile goals, and no one is better equipped to help you achieve yours than an orthodontist (also known as an orthodontic specialist). Here’s why:
Certified orthodontic specialists receive extra training.
Both dentists and orthodontists are doctors who provide oral care for children and adults, but they do so in different ways. Dentists focus primarily on tooth, gum and jaw health.
Orthodontic specialists are dentists with two to three years of additional schooling. They receive certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association. To receive certification, orthodontists must complete a written test, a clinical exam and renew their credentials every 10 years.
Certified orthodontists specialize in straightening teeth and improving bites by using devices that correct crooked or overcrowded teeth, under bites, over bites, spaces between teeth, and jaw problems.
Certified orthodontic specialists stay up on the latest treatments.
No matter what your smile goals are, a certified orthodontist will know which treatment is best for you. Possible treatment options may include:
- Clear or ceramic braces
- Clear aligners (Invisalign)
- Self-ligating brackets
- Traditional braces
- HERBST appliance
Review before and after photos of cases similar to yours with your orthodontist. These will help you envision your future smile.
Certified orthodontic care is convenient and affordable.
Ask us about our office hours and locations. We’re here to make orthodontic treatment easy for anyone to schedule from high school students to moms and dads with busy work schedules.
We’ll check with your health insurance about your coverage. We’ll also tell you about our latest specials and go over our affordable finance plans.
Orthodontic treatment is a big decision for individuals and families. By considering a few critical factors such as credentials, convenience, treatment options, and cost, you can reach your smile goals with confidence. Schedule a free consult with a certified orthodontist today.