Although many people believe dentists and orthodontists are interchangeable, there are many significant differences that set them apart. It’s important to understand these differences in order to make an informed decision about your orthodontic care.
Dentists and orthodontists are on a similar path until they complete dental school. Following graduation, orthodontists will enter a residency program. These programs last 2-3 years and include specialized education and training focused on diagnosing and correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues. While all dentists do receive some basic orthodontic training at school, general dentists don’t possess this same level of training and experience when it comes to straightening smiles.
As the patient, it’s up to you to choose a care provider that you feel most comfortable with. But when it comes to the way your teeth look, we think it makes sense to consider an orthodontist who has the education, training, and experience to give you the confident smile you deserve.
At Kelly Orthodontics, we focus is providing high-quality orthodontic care and superior results. Our office uses the latest in orthodontic techniques and technology, so that we can provide our patients with the best results in the least amount of time possible.
Our practice is proud to provide families throughout St. Charles and the surrounding areas with exceptional orthodontic care. As a highly trained and skilled orthodontist, Dr. Kelly has spent years creating beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Once you see what we have to offer, we think you’ll agree that you should trust your family’s smiles to an expert orthodontist!
If you would like to learn more about how Kelly Orthodontics can transform your smile, visit our website to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Kelly will perform an extensive exam and will outline a personalized treatment plan thatis specific to your individual needs and goals.