When searching for an orthodontic provider, it is extremely important to find a specialist in the field of orthodontics. Any one with a license to practice dentistry is allowed to provide orthodontic care, but not all providers have the same amount of expertise and training.
Dentists offering orthodontics through Six Month Smiles (R) , Fast Braces (R) , etc have had a few weekends of training in orthodontics before starting to provide patient care. Their treatment options are very limited and only focus on minor problems.
Orthodontists after completing dental school go through 3 years of additional training in only orthodontics. Orthodontists specialize in providing patients with all available treatment options before providing any treatment. Then, the patient and the doctor can make a good informed choice concerning the type and length of orthodontic treatment needed. We have options that range anywhere from 3 months to 3 years. Your treatment will be specifically designed to fit your desires, needs, and timeline.<
Everyone routinely uses specialists in medicine leaving the basic care and checkups to the General Physicians. The same should hold true in Dentistry as well.
Orthodontists offer Braces and Invisalign only. By specializing only in those procedures, we can provide patients with the best orthodontic care possible.