Why Choose An Orthodontist?
The Best Choice For A Great Smile
To become an orthodontist, you must be a dentist first. Orthodontists attend four years of regular dental school, but then spend another two-to-three years of additional specialty training in orthodontics. They are experts in the art and science of moving teeth into the ideal positions to create beautiful, healthy smiles.
Orthodontics is a specialized area of dentistry that is best performed by an orthodontist. Although some general dentists advertise that they can provide orthodontic treatment with braces or clear aligners, general dentists do not have the specialty training that orthodontists have. You wouldn’t ask your general physician to perform a complicated heart or lung procedure – you would visit a cardiovascular or pulmonary specialist. In the same way, instead of seeing a general dentist for your orthodontic procedure, you should seek the expert care of an orthodontic specialist.