An Orthodontist must complete 4 years at an accredited dental school, followed by two to three years of specialist training in Orthodontic. Only those Dentists who successfully complete specialist training are entitled to call themselves Orthodontists. Only Orthodontists are eligible for admission to the American Association of Orthodontists. Orthodontists understand tooth movement, Orthodontics, and the guidance of facial development, Dental Facial Orthopedics. Dentists do fillings, crowns, cleanings, dentures, and whitening. Orthodontists do one thing, and they do it well, straighten teeth to ensure optimal form and function.
An Orthodontist can help you get the best and healthiest smile you can have. Orthodontists specialize in helping your teeth and jaws work together so that you can speak, bite and chew comfortably and effectively. An added bonus is that teeth and jaws that work well tend to look good, too.
Orthodontic treatment can make you feel good and look good. With treatment from an orthodontist, you have a specialist who has been trained to understand how your teeth, your jaws and your facial muscles all work together. A healthy mouth contributes to your overall good health and improves your appearance.
Your bite is a complex biologic system. Its components include up to 32 teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles. Your healthy bite is the orthodontist’s goal. The goal is met by making sure the separate elements are positioned for optimal performance. With the help of a certified Orthodontist, you’ll enjoy the ability to bite, chew and speak well.
From clear aligners to traditional braces, there are now many treatment options available. An Orthodontist has the experience and knowledge to identify what treatment option is right for you and which appliances are necessary to give you the smile you deserve.
According to the American Dental Association, only 6% of Dentists are licensed Orthodontists. Although some Dentists may offer braces or clear aligners, they are not Orthodontists. An Orthodontist is the only dental specialist formally trained to diagnose and treat dental and facial irregularities.
You trust your heart, your skin, and your knees to medical specialists, so why not trust an Orthodontic specialist with your smile? Orthodontists limit their practice to Orthodontics and use their specialist training to help align your teeth to give you the best results possible.
Choosing an Orthodontist who is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists is your assurance that you have selected a formally trained and certified Orthodontist. Whether you’re considering clear aligners, retainers, or traditional braces, an Orthodontist is the smart choice.