In my previous post, we talked about when braces are recommended. Choosing the dentist to treat you is just as important. I am a general dentist. I am trained in all areas of dentistry, including treating minor orthodontic problems.
An orthodontist is a dentist that receives advanced training in orthodontics after dental school. This training is usually two years after 4 years of college and 4 years of dental school. There are some general dentists that treat patients with simple and complicated orthodontic issues. sometimes you may save a little money by having a general dentist place braces. As a general dentist, I have chosen not to treat patients who need orthodontic treatment. My patients well being is always my main goal and having a specialist with advanced training is the best choice for you. The general dentist can place braces and treat your issues, but I feel that a specialist with advance training and focus is the best choice for most patients.