There are many treatment options for straightening teeth these days and you might wonder why it’s necessary to trust your smile with an orthodontist. Here are the five reasons why it’s imperative that an orthodontist be the one who treats you or your child:
1) Orthodontists are specialists.
After their general dental education, orthodontists devote additional years of study to the field of orthodontics after they graduate from dental school. They practice orthodontics exclusively, focus their continuing education on orthodontics and see numerous patients every month. They are uniquely trained to use their knowledge and skills to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
2) You only want to do this once. Do it right.
An orthodontist’s goal is to guide their patients on the track of achieving an attractive smile and a healthy bite. We work toward having the teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles all positioned so that you can bite, chew and speak well. Without taking these factors into consideration problems can emerge, including issues with the jaw joint, headaches, wearing or chipping of the teeth, premature tooth loss and gum problems. We often see patients who come in for corrective treatment after receiving orthodontics treatment elsewhere.
3) Orthodontists identify the cause of the problem, and the best course of action to solve it.
You may see crowded teeth that appear crooked. An orthodontist uses their education, experience, and expertise to delve deep to discover the cause of the issue and solve it in a way that is healthy and sustainable– for an attractive smile and a lasting result.
4) Orthodontics goes beyond your teeth.
Orthodontics can have a significant impact on your facial profile, smile line, and general appearance. An orthodontist is trained to take a holistic, comprehensive approach to your treatment so that your overall appearance is considered along with your smile.
5) Orthodontists are specialists who can identify the right treatment for you.
No two people are the same, and likewise, no two orthodontic treatment plans are identical. This is why it’s extremely important to consult with your orthodontist who has the specialized knowledge to identify and plan for all the possible issues and outcomes that may arise. The bottom line: orthodontists know what to use and when to use it because they are specially trained with these tools and work with them every single day.
Dr. Matthew Stout truly loves working with patients of all ages and building relationships while creating beautiful, confident, healthy and personalized smiles. He believes one of his greatest rewards is the first time a patient sees their smile in the mirror after treatment. He is constantly working to incorporated the latest trends in orthodontic care and even worked on a team that developed a new invisible retainer to hold teeth in place! You will love getting to know Dr. Stout and working with him and the Advanced Orthodontics team to achieve your amazing smile!
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