Why Choose a Board-Certified Orthodontist?
El Paso, TX
Orthodontic treatment is widely considered to be an important, even vital part of modern dentistry. Unfortunately, most of us are not born with a perfectly straight smile or properly aligned bite. To correct these issues, many people undergo orthodontic treatment at some point in their lives.
These days, many general dentists offer some type of orthodontia. Most of them, however, do not possess the same training or expertise as a board-certified orthodontist. We here at Gross Orthodontics solely specialize in orthodontics, providing a more effective, safe, and comfortable experience.
Who Is a Board-Certified Orthodontist?
A board-certified orthodontist is a dentist who, on top of four years of dental school, completes an additional two to three years of training. This supplementary education allows orthodontists like Dr. Amanda Gross to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the teeth, jaws, and maxillofacial structures. Understanding the dynamic between these components helps us provide the best possible treatment to our patients.
Not all orthodontists are board-certified. Organizations like the American Board of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association provide a level of accountability for board-certified orthodontists, much to the benefit of their patients. We also participate in continuous education programs so we can successful utilize the latest technology and techniques.
Board-Certified Orthodontist Vs. General Dentist
When compared to general dentists, board-certified orthodontists are much more qualified to treat complex orthodontic issues. Our treatment plans are designed to address your problems, from crooked or crowded teeth to complicated malocclusions (misaligned bites). General dentists that offer orthodontic treatment may only be able to correct minor concerns.
As a board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Amanda Gross is practiced and experienced in correcting all types of orthodontic issues, especially when it comes to children. The teeth and jaws are easiest to realign during the development phases. Early orthodontic treatment can ensure your child maintains a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
When you choose a general dentist for your orthodontic needs, you risk experiencing subpar results. The most common problems that arise due to a poor understanding of the jaw and bite include:
||The development of a temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders
||Tooth loss as the result of moving the teeth too fast for the bone and gums to handle
||Premature enamel wear related to TMJ disorders or teeth grinding
||Chips, fractures, and other structural damage due to the unnecessary strain caused by a misaligned bite
Benefits of Choosing a Board Certified Orthodontist
Choosing a board-certified orthodontist is the best thing you can do to straighten your or your child's teeth. Effective treatment provides you with not only a more beautiful smile but improved oral health as well. We are committed to the highest level of patient care, from initial consultation to the final checkup appointment!
Be sure to ask questions and voice concerns during your first appointment. We are happy to provide you with the information you need to make an educated decision. If you are searching for a board-certified orthodontist, you have come to the right place!
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