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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Prepared: the special power of an orthodontist

Orthodontic specialists have graduated from dental school with a doctorate degree and then gone onward to residency to gain a master’s degree and a certificate in Orthodontics.
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Prepared: the special power of an orthodontist        

Orthodontic specialists have graduated from dental school with a doctorate degree and then gone onward to residency to gain a master’s degree and a certificate in Orthodontics.

How to improve your oral health when having braces.
To prevent decalcification, which is plaque formation that causes calcium losses, and often results in white spots appearing on the surface of teeth, you need to brush and floss regularly, and you’ll be given detailed instructions and tips on how to do so by your TAO orthodontist!
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How to improve your oral health when having braces.
To prevent decalcification, which is plaque formation that causes calcium losses, and often results in white spots appearing on the surface of teeth, you need to brush and floss regularly, and you’ll be given detailed instructions and tips on how to do so by your TAO orthodontist!

Meet a TAO Member:
Not only is she a successful orthodontist, but Dr. Dima Kalakech also has a very interesting life. Get to know more about her, and how she manages to balance career, motherhood, health, fitness, and travel. www.texasortho.org/meet-dr-k/
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Meet a TAO Member:
Not only is she a successful orthodontist, but Dr. Dima Kalakech also has a very interesting life. Get to know more about her, and how she manages to balance career, motherhood, health, fitness, and travel. https://www.texasortho.org/meet-dr-k/

 

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She is such a lovely person!!

you're truly a phenomenal human being, Dima F Kalakech and an inspiration to all!

Amazing person, brilliant orthodontist, hard working mother. Congratulations! Well deserved recognition

Incredible doctor and person!

She and her team are wonderful. I can’t wait to see my teeth braces free!

What a great article featuring a true Wonder Woman! ❤️

This is incredible. Go you.

She’s the best!!

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