For Your Smile, Choose an Orthodontic Specialist

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Why visit an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a specialist in straightening teeth and aligning jaws. They have advanced training in orthodontics and spend 100% of their time helping patients achieve healthier smiles and better self-esteem by identifying, preventing and treating bad bites (malocclusions).

Make the Right Choice and Choose an Orthodontist!

All orthodontists are dentists first. Out of 100 dental school graduates, only six go on to become orthodontists.

Orthodontist

Specialist in straightening teeth
Specialist in aligning jaws
Has education beyond dental school

Dentist

Cleans teeth
Fixes cavities
Checks general oral health

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It depends. If you need your teeth and jaw aligned, you should see an orthodontist. Orthodontists and dentists undertake the same training initially, but orthodontists complete further training after they graduate dental school. This additional education includes a two- or three-year residency and more than 4,800 hours of orthodontic training. Your dentist and orthodontist will work together to provide you with the healthiest possible mouth, but they are not interchangeable. Learn more: www.texasortho.org ... See MoreSee Less

It depends. If you need your teeth and jaw aligned, you should see an orthodontist. Orthodontists and dentists undertake the same training initially, but orthodontists complete further training after they graduate dental school. This additional education includes a two- or three-year residency and more than 4,800 hours of orthodontic training. Your dentist and orthodontist will work together to provide you with the healthiest possible mouth, but they are not interchangeable. Learn more: www.texasortho.org

We want to make sure you keep on smiling! While playing sports, riding, or doing any high impact activity, make sure to protect your teeth and face. Wear the right combination of helmet, faceguard, or mouthguard. Learn more about the right type of protection: bit.ly/39B275m ... See MoreSee Less

We want to make sure you keep on smiling! While playing sports, riding, or doing any high impact activity, make sure to protect your teeth and face. Wear the right combination of helmet, faceguard, or mouthguard. Learn more about the right type of protection: https://bit.ly/39B275m
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