Why should you go to an orthodontist instead of a dentist?
While there are many general dentists who provide orthodontic services, orthodontists focus exclusively on these treatments in order to provide the most in-depth care possible.
Thankfully, orthodontists provide a number of options to prevent these problems…
And what about procedures to address existing issues?
Orthodontists use specialized tools to improve your treatment…
Orthodontists use a number of diagnostic tools to assess your condition and plan your treatment. In addition to digital x-rays, some orthodontists have CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) scanners that take a series of images to create a 360-degree replica of your oral cavity. With these images, your doctor can evaluate your condition and determine the best treatment.
If your orthodontist offers Invisalign, they will use the associated planning software to create the impressions for your customized aligners. These are sent to an Invisalign laboratory for fabrication.
Unfortunately, insurance is only provided for braces in certain cases. Some states may require that insurance cover the cost of braces for children who need them for medical reasons. For example, if a misaligned bite is interfering with a patient's ability to eat, insurance will typically cover orthodontia. However, insurance coverage isn’t typically available for cosmetic reasons. An orthodontist can walk you through the different payment options and financing is often available.
Orthodontists are uniquely qualified to realign crooked teeth and misaligned bites. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for you or your child, schedule a consultation to discuss your options with a professional as soon as possible.
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