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Finding Your Smile’s Best Friend: How to Choose an Orthodontist

Your orthodontist will be in charge of your oral health which is a big responsibility so it’s important to find one that is qualified. We can help walk you through the process of choosing the right orthodontist to fit your needs.

4 Reasons Why Choosing The Right Orthodontist Matters

Choosing the right orthodontist doesn’t have to be complicated. You simply need to know what to look for and what to keep in mind during your search. Once you find the right orthodontist, you’ll be one step closer to the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Reason 1: 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.

AAO Orthodontists are dedicated to helping your teeth and jaws work together so that you can bite, chew and speak comfortably and effectively.

Reason 2: To Solve The Problem

What you see is six crooked front teeth, what an orthodontist sees is the cause of crooked teeth in three dimensions. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to delve deep and discover the root of your orthodontic problem.

Armed with a diagnosis that takes all factors into account, orthodontists can plan your customized solution. Your treatment plan will ensure all separate elements are positioned for optimal performance so that you’ll be able to bite, chew, and smile with confidence.

Reason 3: To Recommend The Right Treatment for You

There are a lot of treatment options available, from clear aligners to modern braces. Each appliance has their advantages, 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 plan. Your orthodontist has the knowledge and full range of tools to create a customized treatment plan to address your orthodontic needs.

Reason 4: To Address The Big Picture

Everyone wants a beautiful smile. The good news is, your orthodontist wants that for you too! That, and treatment results that will last you a lifetime. When it comes to your teeth, a quick fix just won’t do. You need customized care to address your unique orthodontic needs. Your smile deserves the best, and an AAO orthodontist can give you exactly that.