Friday, April 17, 2015
How Can a Davis, CA Orthodontist Help You?—Understanding Orthodontics
You might wonder if the dentist in Davis, California you consulted about your cavities can be the same dentist you could best receive orthodontic care from. It depends on the severity of your case. While most dentists are legally licensed to provide orthodontic treatment, in many cases, it is better to get orthodontic treatment from a specialty-trained orthodontist, especially for bite problems (malocclusions). Orthodontists are specialized dentists with years of training only in malocclusions, some of which are quite complicated. Orthodontists also are trained to recognize and treat cases requiring surgically-assisted orthodontic care. This is 2-3 years training beyond what a general dentist receives in dental school or their continuing education. There’s an appreciable difference between an orthodontist and a dentist performing orthodontics.