The Importance of an Orthodontist: You and Your Smile

“Peace begins with a smile.”

These words from Mother Teresa begin the explanation of why a smile is so important. It is the way we meet each other. It is the way we remember one another. And the way we interact with one another. Having confidence in your smile can change your life. Which is why choosing an orthodontist to help you create your true smile is so important.

An orthodontist is as important to teeth as a cardiologist is to the heart. Specialization is what sets an orthodontist apart from a dentist, and what helps the doctor decide what is best for your teeth and jaw.

Orthodontists are qualified dentists who studied an additional two years or more with a post-graduate residency program after graduating from dental school. During these two years, the doctors learn about tooth movement (orthodontics) and facial development (dentofacial orthopedics), thus making them uniquely trained experts in dentistry who straighten teeth and align jaws. Only those who successfully complete the rigorous formal education and training become orthodontists.

Orthodontists use their specialization to diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities. They use the most up-to-date methods and state-of-the-art tools to help patients reach their optimal smiles. Just as today’s braces are less obtrusive than those of years past, so are other tools, such as crossbite or overbite correctors, palate spacers and even retainers. Because the field is always advancing, orthodontic practitioners must always be advancing as well, staying current on methods and mechanics used to optimize smiles.

If you are considering straightening your smile and improving your oral (and overall) health, you’ll benefit most by seeking treatment from an orthodontist such as Dr. Moroco. While some dental offices offer the simpler treatments for crooked teeth such as Invisalign, they do not offer the skillset and expertise that accompanies the education and experience of an trained orthodontist.

Prospective patients of Moroco Orthodontics can smile confidently, knowing that Dr. Moroco and her team are always advancing their knowledge of the field. Dr. Moroco’s passion for excellence in orthodontics helps her to create patient experiences that are nothing short of exceptional.

For more information on orthodontic treatments, Dr. Moroco and her team at Moroco Orthodontics, please visit Dr. Moroco and her team will happily discuss your smile, and what can be done to make it show up more often.