What's the Difference Between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

You’ve been going to the dentist since you were 2, 3 years old? But suddenly at age 12 you were sent to the orthodontist; what’s the difference? A dentist is like your family doctor; you normally see the dentist for check-ups. They clean your teeth, fix/fill your cavities and check your general oral health. An orthodontist is a specialist, which requires two to three additional years of schooling. They are experts in straightening your teeth, aligning your jaw, and knowledge of the new and emerging treatments and technology. There are so many treatment options to correct your smile these days. Our orthodontists have the specialized knowledge to consider all of the options and make the best decision for you. Whether the orthodontics treatment be braces, Invisalign, palatal expander or surgery, we take into consideration our patients’ age, jaw imbalances, differences in teeth size and much more. We want to help you find your best smile! With five convenient locations including Orono, Watertown, Plymouth, Maple Grove, and Chaska, you’re in good hands with Kottemann Orthodontics.

Phone: (763) 420-6834

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