WHY PATIENTS CHOOSE MINERA ORTHODONTICS
What Makes Us Special?
At Minera Orthodontics, we are committed to our own continuing education and the embracing of advancements in orthodontic technology. We have a passion for our profession, enjoy caring for our patients, improving their comfort, and enhancing the quality of their treatment. In more ways than one, we are a family practice, providing our patients with memorable experiences and exceptional treatment. Our love for orthodontic care keeps us feeling fortunate for the chance to create smiles worth talking about. We often receive referrals from local dentists, be it their patients, friends or family members, and our dedication to quality care encourages that trend. Patient referrals have always composed a large part of our work, and with smiles as big as our patients, the reason why is clear. Quality orthodontic treatment speaks for itself.
How will my dentist contribute to orthodontic treatment?
To comprehensively address orthodontic issues requires interdisciplinary care. At Minera Orthodontics, we coordinate closely with your dentist to determine your best possible treatment plan. With this alliance, your dentist and our team will be able to effectively communicate your needs. This ensures routine checkups and timely cleaning are not overlooked during treatment. By building an ongoing relationship with your dentist, we can ensure quality follow-up care, tooth replacements, corrective whitening, or replacement of restorations. Minera Orthodontics is happy to work with your current dentist in order to carefully plan your orthodontic treatment schedule.
ORTHODONTISTS & DENTISTS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Ever heard someone say, “My dentist is an orthodontist”?
Some of you may have heard this before, and we would like to offer some clarity on the matter. The difference between an orthodontist and a dentist is education, plain and simple. Extensive schooling is required to achieve the official title of orthodontist. To become an orthodontist, one must first earn a doctorate in general dentistry, like a traditional dentist. Then, they must attend an ADA-approved university and complete two to three years of graduate training in the orthodontic field. A dentist may use “orthodontics” to describe their profession without referring to themselves as an orthodontist. To receive the title of Orthodontist, a dentist must complete a 2-3 year graduate residency in orthodontics at an ADA accredited university.
WILL ADDITIONAL TRAINING MAKE MY DENTIST AN ORTHODONTIST?
Unless your dentist is going to graduate school and completing a residency, it is not likely. A dentist cannot become an orthodontist overnight, or with weekend classes. Although a dentist may claim to “practice orthodontics” they are not equipped with the training, knowledge and experience that comes with a Board-Certified Orthodontist. You will not get the same quality of care. Orthodontists are trained and experienced in diagnosing and correcting orthodontic maladies with the best possible outcomes. When you are looking into professional smile correction, remember the saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” For more information about Board Certified Orthodontists, watch this video.