Why Choose an Orthodontist vs a Dentist?

The Specialized Treatment You Deserve


You trust your heart to a cardiologist, your eyes to an ophthalmologist, and your skin to a dermatologist. Like these specialists who study their specialty areas after their general medical education, orthodontists devote 2-3 additional years of study to orthodontics. And that is after 4 years of undergraduate studies and 4 years of dental school! But just like their medical counterparts, orthodontists focus their practices to their specialty area: straightening teeth, aligning jaws, and creating beautiful smiles.


You may only see six crooked front teeth. The orthodontist, however, sees the cause of crooked teeth. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to delve deep to discover the root of your orthodontic problem, whether that be the teeth, jaws, or soft tissues of the surrounding face. Armed with a diagnosis that takes all factors into account, orthodontists can plan your customized solution.


There are a lot of treatment options available, from clear aligners to modern braces. They each have their uses, but only an orthodontist has the specialized knowledge to identify and plan for all the variables in your mouth. Just as each smile is unique, so is the treatment option. Your orthodontist has the knowledge and full range of tools to create a customized treatment plan to address your orthodontic needs.


Sure, you want a beautiful smile. Your orthodontist wants that for you, too – and treatment results that last.


Your smile deserves the best. Call/text or visit us online to schedule your complimentary consultation today!