11 Jan Why You Should See An Orthodontist
Orthodontists are dental specialists uniquely qualified in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of orthodontic problems. They dedicate their professional lives to creating healthy, beautiful smiles in children, teens and adults. Well-aligned teeth are more than attractive: they make it possible to bite, chew and speak effectively. Orthodontic care is often part of a comprehensive oral health plan.
Today, it is not uncommon for general dentists to offer orthodontic care to their patients such as as Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign®. Educated consumers are now wondering, “Should I see an Orthodontist or a General Dentist for my orthodontic care?” Orthodontists complete the same dental school training as your general dentist, but have likely completed an additional 36 months of training in their specialty. Your family or general dentist is excellent for monitoring your overall oral health. He or she is great for routine procedures such as cleanings, fillings, crowns and bridges. Orthodontists specialize in ensuring harmony between your teeth, jaws and face. However, orthodontists are not limited to only moving teeth! Dr. Cheung also monitors growth and development in children and teens and can correct skeletal discrepancies with growth modification. For adults with skeletal discrepancies, Dr. Cheung is an expert in completing the orthodontic component of orthognathic surgery treatment. In fact, she spent two years working for an prominent oral surgeon who needed a well-trained Board Certified orthodontist to set up his cases!
Dr. Tracy Li Cheung of Orthodontic Harmony limits her practice to Orthodontics to ensure that her patients receive specialized care with efficient and excellent results.