An orthodontist is to teeth what a cardiologist is to the heart. Orthodontists are highly trained specialists who partner with your pediatric dentist to provide you with the best oral health care.
Orthodontists are qualified dentists, who after graduating from dental school, go on to additional full-time education in an accredited orthodontic residency program supervised by orthodontists. That training lasts at least two academic years and sometimes more. The specialty training includes the study of subjects in biomedical, behavioral and basic sciences, oral biology and biomechanics. By learning about tooth movement (orthodontics) and guidance of facial development (dentofacial orthopedics), orthodontists are the uniquely trained experts in dentistry to straighten teeth and align jaws.
Orthodontists diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities. Our orthodontists treat a wide variety of malocclusions (improperly aligned teeth and jaws). They treat young children, teens and adults.