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Why You Should See an Orthodontist Instead of Your Regular Dentist for Orthodontic Treatments Like Clear Aligners


Orthodontist at Dr. Tim Dumore & Team examining patients smile after receiving Clear Aligners treatment.At Dr. Tim Dumore & Team we get asked many questions about the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist, especially regarding braces. While the main difference is their specialties, there are also some great reasons why you should see an orthodontist instead of your regular dentist when you need orthodontic treatments like Clear Aligners. There are many things you will need to think about here.

Similarities and Differences Between Dentists and Orthodontists


While both deal with your mouth and similar dental issues, the difference lies in the types of care they provide. Dentists specialize in general oral health issues (e.g., tooth decay, gum disease, general upkeep of your teeth) while orthodontists specialize in bites and malocclusions. This is the main reason why you’ll want to work with an orthodontist when getting Clear Aligners.

Both attend dental school, but orthodontists spend two or three additional years there. However, they must first compete even to be accepted for this additional training. Once they are accepted, they spend this time studying nothing but braces, bites and bite problems, jaws, and straightening teeth.

Deciding Whom to Choose


While your dentist can also straighten your teeth, he may face some limitations. Your dentist doesn't need any special training when it comes to things like Clear Aligners, but he should continue attending seminars to acquire more experience with this system. So, if you have a more serious issue with your bite or jaw, you should see an orthodontist.

You also want to make sure that you're confident that your dentist can provide the treatment you need at the level you need. Check out how much experience he has and what type of treatments he’s successfully handled in the past. Make sure that some of these cases are like yours. This is something you don't have to worry too much about with orthodontists since they devote much time to studying these things.

Deciding whom you want to see for your Clear Aligners treatment is important. However, this is a deeply personal choice – much in the same way as the majority of your other healthcare related choices are also deeply personal. You need to look around, ask questions, and do some research to find someone who's truly skilled and well trained in the procedure you're contemplating having done. We are proud to be able to offer Clear Aligners to our patients at Dr. Tim Dumore & Team. If you choose to get Clear Aligners in our office, we want you to know that we'll do everything in our power to make sure you enjoy the best possible care so you'll enjoy your long-term results. This is why we have all the latest equipment and knowledge available. So, give us a call at 204-832-3910 when you need orthodontic care.
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