Orthodontics is the treatment of discrepancies in the teeth and jaws, including the use of braces or clear aligners.
There are many who do ‘orthodontics’ including some general dentists and even some DIYers out there. However, orthodontists are dentists who have devoted an additional 2-3 years and thousands of hours beyond dental school to receive specialized training at an accredited university program where they learn to recognize proper and problematic growth and development of the head, face, and dentition as well as biomechanics of tooth movement. These orthodontic specialists have the training, tools, and experience needed to identify problems and intervene when and with whichever modalities may maximize the chances for improvement of the situation to the fullest extent possible.
Your dentist may have suggested that you visit an orthodontist for a check. Maybe you’re a parent who wants to give your child the best chance for the future. Or, maybe you have some concerns about the way your teeth look or the way your bite feels. Whatever your situation, our initial exam is always quick, painless, and free—so give us a call.