HAVE YOU EVER found yourself wondering what the difference is between a dentist and an orthodontist? Though the lines may seem blurred at times, there are some important distinctions to consider when thinking of the two!
The first thing to consider is education. All orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists! The journey to becoming an orthodontist begins with completing dental school and becoming a licensed dentist. From there, orthodontists continue in their education with three more years of residency in order to become a specialist.
The next thing to consider is specialization. The hours of specialized training that orthodontists receive is invaluable and makes them the clear choice when deciding who to trust with your orthodontic issues. Orthodontists solely focus on enhancing facial beauty by aligning teeth and jaws — that’s it! If you had to have your knee replaced, you most likely wouldn’t go to your family doctor to have the procedure done. You would likely find a doctor who specializes in this type of procedure. You should do the same for your smile. When it comes to the alignment of your smile, it is best to trust an orthodontist.
Finally, one must consider experience. During an orthodontist’s education and training, they are exposed to many different orthodontic issues that they must learn how to address. When visiting an orthodontist, you can be sure that they have the necessary experience to understand and address your needs.
You don’t want to trust just anyone with your smile.
At Kineret Orthodontics, we are passionate about creating exceptional smiles and memorable experiences. We remain committed to caring for you with expertise and professionalism, all in the most heart-centered way. We would love to help you feel confident in your smile! To schedule your consult, please give our office a call at (916) 772-5832.