An orthodontist is a specialist that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face and bite irregularities. At Fraser Valley Dental Specialists in Abbotsford, our orthodontist will oversee your Invisalign® treatment.
Orthodontists and Dentists: What’s the Difference?
Orthodontists and dentists both graduate from dental school, but from there, their paths diverge.
While a general dentist will go straight into practice, an orthodontist undergoes an additional two to three years of full-time training in orthodontics. This includes applying braces, treating bite problems, and straightening teeth.
Can general dentists straighten teeth with Invisalign®?
Yes, general dentists can provide Invisalign® treatment to patients, provided they take continuing education courses and seminars and workshops. However this is not ideal, because these workshops and seminars do not include the rigorous education and examination that orthodontists learn in their specialized orthodontics programs.
Why choose an orthodontist for Invisalign® treatment?
Orthodontists focus exclusively on orthodontic care and treatment, and have extensive and specialized experience and knowledge in the area. An experienced orthodontist will know exactly how to design the right individualized Invisalign® treatment program for your unique needs.
If you choose to undergo Invisalign® treatment at Fraser Valley Dental Specialists in Abbotsford, our orthodontist will oversee and manage your treatment, providing you with the tailored treatment you need for optimal results.