Orthodontist or Dentist?
There is a world of difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. Primarily it comes down to education as well as experience. After receiving a doctorate in general dentistry, an orthodontist must also complete 2-3 years of post-graduate training in the field of orthodontics at an ADA approved university. To be an orthodontist residency training is required, allowing an orthodontist much more time to develop and hone their craft.
Benefits of going to an Orthodontist over a Dentist
Other than the enormous amount of extra training, your orthodontist has geared their practice specifically around fixing smiles. More often these days, patients are going to their general dentist seeking orthodontic work. The problem with this is that your dentist hasn’t had the proper time and training in the field to achieve the best possible outcome. Trust an ADA certified orthodontist for all of your orthodontic needs.free consultation