How to Choose the Right Orthodontist for Your Needs

Choosing a Right Orthodontist

While the prospect of perfecting your smile is an exciting one, choosing an orthodontist in Winnipeg to help you achieve that smile is a big decision. There’s no need to fret, however, because once you know what it is that an orthodontist does and what to look for in an orthodontist, you’ll have no problem finding the right one for you.

What is an orthodontist and what services do they provide?

Orthodontists have gone through all of the same training as general dentists, with an extra two to three years of education to specialize in the field of orthodontics. All in all, it takes 10 or more years to become an orthodontist. This extensive education and training allows orthodontists in Winnipeg to provide all of the same services as a general dentist, plus an array of more specialized services focused on correcting the alignment of the teeth, bite and jaw.

There are many different tools and techniques that an orthodontist employs to bring a smile into greater alignment. Corrective braces are the most common option for children, while clear aligners are often the preferred choice for teens and adults. The services provided by orthodontists can help patients with speaking, chewing and taking better care of their teeth. A straighter smile can also help boost self-esteem and may alleviate problems that stemmed from the misalignment, such as headaches.

3 Steps to Choosing an Orthodontist in Winnipeg

1. Check their qualifications

To work as an orthodontist in Winnipeg, a dental practitioner must have either a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) or a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree, as well as a postgraduate specialization in orthodontics, both from an accredited university. You should also check to make sure that any orthodontist you intend to schedule an appointment with is licensed and certified.

2. Schedule a consultation

A consultation can help you get a better feel for whether an orthodontist is the right fit for you and your needs. Note how open they are to listening to your unique needs and concerns, and see whether the clinic itself seems like a welcoming place that you’d want to visit on a regular basis.

3. Consider the proposed treatment options

Finally, after your consultation, consider the potential treatment options that have been presented to you. Newer techniques and technology have made orthodontic treatment quicker and more discreet than ever before. Choose an orthodontist who stays on top of these developments and can offer you more effective treatment options.

Come meet the orthodontist at Garden City Dental Centre

At Garden City Dental, we are proud to have certified orthodontist, Dr. Kris Row as a member of our team. Dr. Kris Row can’t wait to help you achieve the smile that you’ve been dreaming of. To schedule an appointment with a Winnipeg orthodontist who loves serving his community, contact Garden City Dental Centre today!

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