MAKE SURE AND SEEK THE HELP OF A SPECIALIST TO STRAIGHTEN YOUR TEETH.
When it comes to relying on a professional to help you straighten your smile, it is important to seek out the services of a certified orthodontist. An orthodontist is a specially trained doctor who has had two or three more years of additional education to gain the highly specialized knowledge that makes it possible for them to do what they do. They understand how to align the jaws and how to straighten teeth with emerging technologies and techniques. This is why the official name of the orthodontic specialty is “dentofacial orthopedics.”
TOP THREE REASONS TO SEE AN ORTHODONTIC SPECIALIST:
1) EDUCATION MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.
Being an orthodontist is a specialty. Not everyone can do it. Like I mentioned above, an orthodontist has two to three years of additional training and education in the study of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics compared to other types of dental practitioners. Fixing your smile is an investment for life. Get it done the right way, by the right doctor, the first time – it could save you a lot of money and headaches in the long run!
2) SMILES ARE THEIR SPECIALTY.
To be an orthodontist, you must possess a specific set of skills in order to be capable of realigning someone’s jaw and straightening their teeth perfectly. An orthodontist has these skills in spades; they’re able to shift and transform smiles by using dentofacial orthopedics. What is dentofacial orthopedics, you might ask? It’s the process of balancing facial bones as well as aligning the teeth in the jaws. Basically, it’s all about the bones and understanding how they fit together and how to manipulate them back into the correct alignment.
3) CUTTING-EDGE KNOWLEDGE IS KEY.
When it comes to the latest technologies and trends, orthodontists must be more than up to date. They need to have their finger on the pulse of what’s next. This cutting-edge thirst for knowledge and new techniques is what drives orthodontists to learn more about how to best manipulate the jaw and bite to not only change the shape of someone’s smile, but also optimize their facial features. This complex expertise is paramount in what differentiates an orthodontist from other types of dental practitioners.
So, make sure and do the appropriate research when seeking out someone to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Go with someone who is the best at what they do. You’ll be happier in the long run, trust me!
All the best,
Dr. Dana Martin