What is an Orthodontic Specialist?
An orthodontic specialist, like Dr. Lauren Olson, is a specifically trained in the movement of teeth. In addition, they also train in the guidance of dental, jaw and facial development. Orthodontists go through college, dental school, and orthodontic school. Like a medical specialist, an orthodontist completes a residency program for two to three years after completing dental school.
In the residency program, orthodontists learn how to properly and safely move teeth and how tooth alignment affects jaw structure and development of the bones in your face. This extra training makes an orthodontist a specialist in their field.
An orthodontist can also be called:
- An orthodontist
- An orthodontic specialist
- An orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedist
*Information from the American Association of Orthodontists.
Why See an Orthodontist?
With today’s technology, there are several different options for straightening teeth. However, it is beneficial to have the oversight of an orthodontic specialist in your orthodontic treatment. They will make sure your teeth are not only straight, but also in the correct alignment with the rest of your bones in your face.
In conclusion, an orthodontic specialist will make sure that your treatment is custom to your needs. Also, they will design treatment based on the overall health of your jaw and mouth. Last, they will provide you with the instructions you need to keep your teeth in the proper alignment.
If you are interested in orthodontic treatment, give us a call today! Olson Orthodontics offers complimentary consultations and Invisalign® scans. Dr. Olson will review your treatment options and suggestions with you. We look forward to seeing you smile!