If you were in need of eye surgery, your first choice wouldn’t be your family doctor. You would seek out the eye specialist who had the experience, skill, and specific training to improve your vision and protect your health. In dentistry, it’s easy to draw the same type of parallel. You would choose a skilled orthodontist who has been trained to strategically and successfully reposition your teeth.
An orthodontist is a dentist who has chosen to pursue advanced education in the science of the movement and development of the teeth, face, and jaw. Beyond dental school, an orthodontic specialist will complete two or more additional years of study in a curriculum that is primarily focused on the alignment of the teeth and jaws.
This higher degree of education sharpens the dentist’s ability to identify and treat a wide range of irregularities involving the teeth and the face. Many of these irregularities are developmental in nature and can be diagnosed during childhood, but there is also a great deal of adult patients who can benefit from specialized orthodontic care.
An orthodontic office is limited to providing only orthodontic treatment, enabling the dental team to truly focus and concentrate on the details of aligning your teeth and jaws. To remain informed as to the changes and advancements in the field of orthodontics, the orthodontist and the entire team will typically maintain an affiliation with one or more professional dental organizations.
When you choose a specialist who is affiliated with The American Dental Association (ADA- a professional organization for all dentists) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO- an organization whose membership is limited only to orthodontists), you can feel comfortable and confident in the professional level of care that you will receive.
With braces and other customized orthodontic technology, an orthodontist can straighten your teeth, enhance your appearance, and improve the status of your oral health. Select the dental expert who can deliver the high quality results that you deserve. Contact Bunn Orthodontic Group at 210-921-9191 to schedule your professional consultation today.