A patient’s recent comments reminded me how important it is to select an orthodontist, a specialist, to access the full spectrum of treatment options that are appropriate for you… a unique individual unlike any other.
Years ago, “M” presented with a history of full orthodontic braces twice earlier. Her teeth had shifted and she was unhappy with her smile, but hesitant to pursue braces for a third time. I was able to offer her a simple solution. A custom fabricated specialty retainer that would resolve the crowding. She was thrilled that such an uncomplicated option existed and was even happier that the cost was considerably lower than a third course of braces. Under my watchful eye, the specialty retainer relieved the crowding. Her teeth remain aligned and she is very pleased with the long-term results.
Don’t settle for one-size-fits all orthodontic treatment from other dental professionals who are not orthodontists. Only an orthodontist can offer you the expertise and options you deserve.