If you have a heart problem, who do you visit? A cardiologist.
When you have a skin problem, who do you visit? A dermatologist.
These analogies sum up the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. An orthodontist has the training, experience and expertise to make sure you choose the treatment option that is best for you. The doctors of OX are specialists in straightening teeth and aligning the bite.
A dentist is similar to your family doctor- great for check-ups and general oral health needs. An orthodontist is a specialist who has two to three years of additional education and is an expert in straightening your teeth and assisting you in your treatment choice.
Treatment options have increased and improved. Patients have choices- retainers, clear aligners, metal, ceramic and micro braces are all available. Plus, there are accelerated treatment options that an orthodontist is specifically trained to use.
Orthodontists have the specialized knowledge to consider all the possibilities, based on variables like age, possible jaw imbalances, differences in the size of your teeth and more.
As specialists in their field, the doctors of OX know what to use and when to use it and will work with you to make the best decision for your smile, your way.