If you’re thinking about getting your teeth straightened, you’ve probably already done some research online and found a few different providers in your area. Some of these are likely to be general dental practices, while others, like us, will be specialist in orthodontic practices.
But does it matter where you get your teeth straightened, as long as it’s the right braces at the right price? We think so, and to help you understand why, we’re going to share some of the advantages of seeing a specialist.
But first, here are the main differences between a general dental practice and a specialist orthodontic practice.
The differences between a general dentist practice and an orthodontist
General dental practices provide lots of different dental treatments, such as check-ups, fillings, hygienist appointments and teeth whitening. Where a specialist in orthodontics usually can only provide orthodontic treatment.
Some dental practices will still offer specialist treatments such as orthodontics, and sometimes it will be provided by a specialist clinician within the practice. In other cases treatment may be provided by a general dentist with a certain interest in orthodontics.
Both dentists and specialist orthodontists can provide orthodontic treatment, but a general dentist will usually have undergone less formal training and may have less experience than a dedicated specialist.
The advantages of having orthodontic treatment at a specialist orthodontic practice
Having several orthodontic locations, everyone here is dedicated to straightening teeth providing our patients with a number of benefits:
Our team includes several specialty orthodontists, so in the unlikely event that your clinician leaves, we can make sure that your treatment isn’t delayed or relocated to a different practice.
Our orthodontists are first qualified as dentists and then spent four more years studying full-time to become specialist orthodontists.They are also actively involved in the orthodontic community and attend regular training events to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques.
Because we’re providing orthodontic treatment all day, every day, we see a wide range of patients, including the most complex and challenging cases. This experience means we’re well placed to answer all your questions and advise you on the best course of treatment.
Anyone can tell you how good they are at straightening teeth, but the proof is in the pudding, or in our case how your smile looks! We’ve got plenty of testimonials and case studies we can share with you during your free consultation.
It’s not just our clinicians who live and breathe orthodontics. Our whole team is passionate about providing unparalleled patient care, and regularly undergo dedicated training. This means that if you have a question about your treatment, there will always be someone here to help you.
Because aftercare is so important, we don’t offer it as an additional service, instead it’s provided as standard feature to all patients. We want your smile to stay perfect for many years to come!
Who should you choose to provide your orthodontic treatment?
We hope the benefits we’ve summarized above give you some idea of what you should be able to expect from your treatment at iSmile Orthodontics. Of course we’re not saying a general dental practice can’t offer you these advantages, but it’s always worth checking.
Most practices will offer a free consultation, so it’s always worth gathering as much information as you can before making a final decision.