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Your choice of orthodontist is one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to determining the long-term health of your dentition. By most metrics, choosing a board-certified orthodontist will be the best and most well-supported choice by professionals in the dental care industry. There are other things to consider, however, and your decision will depend on a number of factors discussed below..

Orthodontic Generalists

A general dentist will have a broad ranging scope of expertise and experience covering a spectrum of orthodontic care and will be able to treat a wide variety of conditions. Like a general practitioner in medicine, an orthodontic generalist sees all kinds of patients regularly, and when he or she encounters a patient with a specific, sometimes unusual condition, they will send the patient to see board certified orthodontist who specializes in the specific area of orthodontic care at issue.

Orthodontic Specialists

An orthodontic specialist, as opposed to a general board certified orthodontist, is a professional who has chosen to specialize in one area of orthodontic care. They will usually have more expertise in their area of specialty than a general orthodontist. Ordinarily, a patient will first visit a generalist. Then, if the patient needs specific care for a certain condition, his or her orthodontist will send them to be seen by a specialist. The advantage of seeing a specialist is they will have more experience and training in a single area of orthodontics and will be specially equipped in that area.

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Board Certified Orthodontists

A board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has the distinction of being certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, (ABO). This certification is optional for these professionals, but it can indicate a higher degree of competence, professionalism, and dedication. Choosing an ABO certified dental care professional is a good way to ensure that your care will be done according to the highest professional standards.

Reputation Matters

Of course, just because a given professional does not have the distinction of being a board certified orthodontist does not mean that he or she is not a capable and talented professional able to provide the highest standard of care. Likewise, board certified orthodontists are not necessarily the best. It is important to do some research when choosing an orthodontist. You should check for reviews online and ask your friends, family, and neighbors who might have received care from the orthodontist you are considering.

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We understand that everyone has important obligations throughout the week and that your time is very valuable. Therefore, we have put a great deal of effort into creating flexible office hours for our patients. Our team of expert staff can help to schedule your stress-free appointment today.

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