Wondering Why You Should Only Get Orthodontic Treatment with an Orthodontist VS Dentist?

Wondering Why You Should Only Get Orthodontic Treatment with an Orthodontist VS Dentist?
Posted on 04/25/2018
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There are many treatment options for straightening teeth these days and you might wonder why it’s necessary to trust your smile with an orthodontist.  Here are the five reasons why it’s imperative that an orthodontist be the one who treats you or your child:


1) Orthodontists are specialists.

After their general dental education, orthodontists devote additional years of study to the field of orthodontics after they graduate from dental school. They practice orthodontics exclusively, focus their continuing education on orthodontics, and see numerous  patients every month. They are uniquely trained to use their knowledge and skills to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.


2) You only want to do this once. Do it right.

An orthodontist’s goal is to guide their patients on the track of achieving an attractive smile and a healthy bite. We work toward having the teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles all positioned so that you can bite, chew and speak well. Without taking these factors into consideration problems can emerge, including issues with the jaw joint, headaches, wearing or chipping of the teeth, premature tooth loss and gum problems. Sadly, we often see patients who come in for corrective treatment after receiving orthodontic treatment elsewhere. Go where you feel confident you’ll get the treatment you need the first time around.


3) Orthodontists identify the cause of the problem, and the best course of action to solve it.

When you look at your child or in the mirror, you may see crowded teeth that appear crooked. An orthodontist uses his or her education, experience and expertise to delve deep to discover the cause of the issue and solve it in a way that is healthy and sustainable. Our goal at Raywood Orthodontics is always for a healthy, attractive smile and a lasting result. By getting to the root of the problem Dr. Raywood makes sure the treatment plan is customized for your child. You don’t want orthodontic treatment to be an out-of-the box solution.


4) Orthodontics goes beyond your teeth.

Orthodontics can have a significant impact on your facial profile, smile line and general appearance. Dr. Raywood is trained to take a holistic, comprehensive approach to your treatment so that your overall appearance is considered along with your smile. As a parent she understands how important your child’s appearance is to their self-esteem and takes this part of her job seriously.


5) Orthodontists are specialists who can identify the right treatment for you.

No two people are the same, and likewise no two orthodontic treatment plans are identical. This is why it’s extremely important to consult with your orthodontist who has the specialized knowledge to identify and plan for all the possible issues and outcomes that may arise. The bottom line: orthodontists know what to use and when to use it because they are specially trained with these tools and work with them every single day. Dr. Raywood will have been in practice 30 years this September! She’s seen it all and knows how to get your children the smile they’ve always wanted.


If you're considering orthodontics for yourself or your child, click below for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Raywood at either of our 2 convenient locations: Muncie or Pendleton. We can’t wait to meet you!