Posted on June 18, 2019
It may seem like your dentist can straighten your teeth just as well as an orthodontist could, but that’s not the case. An orthodontist is a specially trained doctor who has had two or three more years of additional education to gain the highly specialized knowledge that makes it possible for them to do what they do. Our Glendale orthodontists understand how to align the jaw perfectly and how to straighten teeth with emerging technologies and techniques.
Being an orthodontist is a specialty. Not everyone can do it. An orthodontist has 2 to 3 years of additional training and education compared to a regular dentist. Our Glendale orthodontists, Drs. Artin and Mel, can give you the expertise you deserve. On top of their degrees in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, they have awards and experience that make them stand out from the crowd. After all, fixing your smile doesn’t come cheap. Get it done the right way by the right doctor the first time – it could save you a lot of money and headaches in the long run! Plus, Orthodontics LA offers both braces and clear aligners so you can find what works best for your lifestyle.
To be an orthodontist, you must possess a specific set of skills in order to be capable of realigning someone’s jaw and straightening their teeth perfectly. Our Glendale orthodontists have these skills in spades: They’re able to shift and transform smiles by using dentofacial orthopedics. What is dentofacial orthopedics, you might ask? It’s the process of normalizing the growth of a patient’s bone structure and repairing any imbalances of the face and jaws. Basically, it’s all about the bones and understanding how they fit together and how to manipulate them back into the correct alignment.
Although dentists stay up to date on technology, orthodontists must be more than up to date. They need to have their finger on the pulse of what’s next. This cutting-edge thirst for knowledge and new techniques is what drives orthodontists to learn more about how to best manipulate the jaw and bite to not only change the shape of someone’s smile, but also optimize their facial features. This complex expertise is paramount in what separates a regular dentist from an orthodontist.
So, before you make that appointment for Invisalign or braces with your regular dentist, think it through. Go with someone who is the best at what they do. Our Glendale orthodontists are ready to meet with you to discuss your smile goals and go over treatment options. Call 818-484-7662 or click here to schedule an appointment in Glendale or Encino today.
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