One of the most common questions about dentists vs. orthodontists is, “Dentists and orthodontists are all the same, right?” Well, not exactly!
A general dentist is your primary dental care provider who diagnoses, treats and manages your overall oral healthcare needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers and bridges.
Orthodontists, such as Dr. Roy King, are focused on diagnosis, prevention, interception, and treatment of malocclusion, or what we call “bad bite,” of the teeth. Orthodontists focus on tooth and jaw alignment and bite problems such as overbites and underbites, and are responsible for straightening teeth via bands, wires, braces, and other fixed or removable corrective treatment options. Orthodontists treat adults as well as children.
Before becoming an orthodontist, doctors such as Dr. Roy King start out in dental school and earn a dental degree, just like your general dentist. After dental school, those doctors who decide they are interested in the orthodontic field, stay in school for a few more years and become experts in orthodontia.
Dr. King is an expert in orthodontic care and will help you through any type of treatment your teeth and jaw might need? To schedule your initial appointment at our office, please give us a call today! (561) 747-5766