To get the specialized treatment you deserve.
You trust your heart to a cardiologist, your skin to a dermatologist and your bones to an orthopedist. Like these specialists who study their specialty areas after their general medical education, orthodontists devote additional years of study to orthodontics. And like their medical counterparts, orthodontists focus their practices to their specialty area: moving teeth and aligning jaws. Orthodontists are dedicated to helping your teeth and jaws work together so that you can bite, chew and speak comfortably and effectively.
To solve the problem.
You may see six crooked front teeth. The orthodontist sees the cause of crooked teeth in three dimensions. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to delve deep to discover the root of your orthodontic problem. Armed with a diagnosis that takes all factors into account, orthodontists can plan your customized solution – one that makes sure all separate elements are positioned for optimal performance – so you enjoy the ability to bite, chew and speak well.
To recommend the right treatment for you.
There are a lot of treatment options available, from clear aligners to modern braces. They each have their uses, but only an orthodontist has the specialized knowledge to identify and plan for all the variables in your mouth. Just as each smile is unique, so is the treatment option. Your orthodontist has the knowledge and full range of tools to create a customized treatment plan to address your orthodontic needs.
To address the big picture.
Sure, you want a beautiful smile. Your orthodontist wants that for you, too – and treatment results that last. Your smile deserves the best, an AAO orthodontist.