Why an Orthodontist in Elon? Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an orthodontist.
Every orthodontist is a dentist first, even though not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist. As an orthodontist, Dr. Jackson and Dr. Mack have spent additional years studying how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to properly execute the appropriate treatment plan. All orthodontists, including Dr. Jackson and Dr. Mack must continue their education for an additional 2-3 years before receiving their license and certification.
Why does it matter if you see your Elon Orthodontist?
Specialists receive additional training that gives them the skills necessary to diagnose and treat orthodontic problems. Dentists do, however, receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who aren’t quite old enough to see an orthodontist.
An orthodontist may improve your treatment experience in the following ways:
Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces or therapies to choose from.
Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concern and anatomical characteristics.
More efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office’s focus area of care.
Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite discrepancies that need to be addressed.
Being seen quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
Some people believe it’s easier for their regular dentist to complete their orthodontic treatment but we believe convenience shouldn’t be a problem. You’ll only need to visit your orthodontics office every six to eight weeks.
Mack Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable orthodontic treatment in the Lewisville area, and we never want price to be an obstacle. That’s why we accept most major insurance providers and offer convenient payment plans for every budget.