If you are looking for any type of orthodontic treatment, then it’s important to seek out an experienced professional. Many times, a dentist or pediatric dentist will advise you that you or your child may need braces, Invisalign, or jaw surgery in the future. In this case, your first step in the right direction is to find a reputable orthodontist in your area.
Some patients ask what the difference is between a dentist and an orthodontist. An orthodontist first completes the same training and education as a dentist, but then continues with post-doctoral education in the specialized field of orthodontic treatment. The post-doctoral qualification exposes an orthodontist to the latest technologies in dentistry and orthodontics. The orthodontist learns the most effective and efficient techniques for straightening teeth for both esthetics and optimal function of the bite. The intricacies of facial and jaw bone growth and development are studied in depth. This post-doctoral education is what sets the orthodontist apart as a true expert in the functional and esthetic alignment of teeth and growth and development of the face, teeth, and jaws. It is important to seek out an orthodontist who is a member and accredited by the American Association of Orthodontists.
A general dentist can practice orthodontics without being an orthodontist, but he or she will not have nearly the amount of experience or formal education as a certified orthodontist. It is important to seek treatment from a true orthodontic specialist.
Invest in the best orthodontic treatment
Dr. Mark D. George is a specialist in orthodontics and his practice offers a full range of orthodontic care for his patients, which include kids, teenagers as well as adults. Dr. George always advises people that it’s never too late to invest in the best orthodontic treatment. Whether you are completely dissatisfied with your bite or you simply want to enhance the great smile that you have, he has the orthodontic solutions for you.
When you book a consultation with Dr. George, your individual situation and treatment plan will be discussed. Most patients are also happy to learn that George Orthodontics will set up affordable payment plans and that they accept most insurances, including military insurances. For more information about orthodontic treatment in Colorado Springs, contact us today.