What is an Orthodontist?

What is an Orthodontist?
Posted on 08/31/2016

selfie-3.jpegWhy should you see an orthodontist? An orthodontist is a specialist in moving teeth and aligning jaws. Dr. Joe Farrarhas achieved the highest level of excellencefrom the American Board of Orthodontists and the American Association of Orthodontists. Here at Dr. Farrar's orthodontics isall we do.

Let's break it down for you. All orthodontists are dentists first. Out of 100 dental school graduates, only six go on to become orthodontists.Dr. Farrar completed three steps in his education: college, dental school and orthodontic residency. He devoted 10 years to education after high school to become a specialist. He learned the skills necessary to manage tooth movement and guide facial development. Only those who have successfully completed this formal education may call themselves "orthodontists."

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Dr. Farrar has been practicing more than 30 years. He is uniquelyqualified in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of orthodontic problems. He has dedicated his professional life to creating healthy, beautiful smiles for children, teens and adults.Dr. Farrar uses a variety of appliances, including braces, clear aligner trays or Invisalign, and retainers to move teeth or hold them in their new position. We believe your smile deserves a specialist, don't you?