Difference Between Orthodontists and Dentists

Are you currently suffering from oral pain or discomfort and are unsure whether you need to see a dentist or an orthodontist? A lot of times, we encounter patients who just don’t understand the difference between orthodontists and dentists. In the following educational video, experienced Buffalo orthodontist Dr. Andrew J. Dusel explains the differences between a general dentist and an orthodontist. If you are considering orthodontic care for yourself or a loved one, please contact our office today to arrange a free Orthodontists Associates of WNY consultation.

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  • Patients often come into our office without a clear understanding of the difference between a general dentist and an orthodontist.
  • An orthodontist is a dentist first. Firstly, we graduated from dental school. Following this, we went on to specialize in orthodontics. This is typically a 2-3 year residency program that follows dental school.
  • Eventually, as we develop a specialty in orthodontics, we become very well-versed in what we’re doing. In fact, we tackle the most difficult aspects of orthodontics.

Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer orthodontic treatment throughout Buffalo, LancasterOleanHamburgOrchard Park, and Dunkirk, New York. If you are considering orthodontic care for yourself or a loved one, please contact us today to arrange your free Orthodontists Associates of WNY consultation.

At Orthodontists Associates of Western New York, our reputation as a leader in orthodontic care is based on one thing… Making a Healthy and Beautiful Smile