Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"Hey, Drs. Sobler: What’s so special about an orthodontist?"

"Dentists, Orthodontists, they're all the same right?" We hear our patients asking this question as they wonder about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. Before becoming an orthodontist Drs. Sobler started out in dental school and earned a DDS (dental degree), just like your dentist. After dental school however, Drs. Sobler decided they wanted to learn more about orthodontics, which is one of nine specialties within the dental field. They were selected to an Orthodontic Specialty Program to become an expert in orthodontics, which focuses on tooth and jaw alignment and bite problems like overbites and under bites.

Other dental specialties you may have heard of include endodontic (focusing on the soft tissue inside your teeth), periodontic (focusing on the gums and other tissues surrounding your teeth) and prosthodontic (focusing on restoring and replacing damaged teeth).

Isn't it nice to know there's a dental expert here to help you through any type of treatment your teeth, jaw and gums might need? At Sobler Orthodontics we take extreme pride in our specialty and look foward to providing the most cutting edge treatment.

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