Meet Your Clovis Orthodontist

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Dr. Justin Sorensen

How orthodontists and dentists differ

Orthodontists and dentists have similar backgrounds, but they are not the same. Orthodontists are actually a type of dentist who specialize in the alignment of teeth and jaws. All orthodontists are trained as dentists first. However, in addition to completing dental school, they undergo several years of specialized training in orthodontics, learning how to diagnose and treat a variety of orthodontic problems.

Why see an orthodontist?

So, why should you see an orthodontist instead of a general dentist for orthodontic treatment? Orthodontists have the skills and expertise to diagnose and treat complex orthodontic cases. While general dentists can provide basic orthodontic treatment, such as fitting patients with braces or aligners, orthodontists are better equipped to handle more complicated issues, such as severe overbites, underbites, and other jaw abnormalities.

Orthodontists use a variety of techniques to straighten teeth and correct jaw alignment, including traditional metal braces, clear braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners. They work closely with their patients to create a customized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and concerns.

Choosing an orthodontist for your treatment ensures that you receive specialized care from a trained professional who understands the intricacies of orthodontic treatment. Whether you need traditional braces or clear aligners, an orthodontist can help you achieve the straight, healthy smile you've always wanted.

Orthodontic care can make a significant difference in your oral health and overall confidence. While both dentists and orthodontists play an important role in keeping your teeth healthy, seeing an orthodontist for orthodontic treatment can provide you with specialized care and expertise. At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, our team of experienced orthodontists are dedicated to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that you can be proud of. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards the confident smile you deserve.