Why Board Certification Matters

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h-braces3Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry. The dental specialists who are educated and trained to correct misaligned teeth and improper bite patterns are known as orthodontists.

Orthodontists earn a dental degree and complete an advanced post-doctoral course, accredited by the American Dental Association, of at least two academic years in the specialty of orthodontics.

Board certification is a step beyond academics and specialty training. It signifies the highest level of commitment to patient care. During the certification process, the skills and knowledge of the orthodontist are assessed by their peers, giving him or her opportunity to assess their work. Board certification also encourages a commitment to lifelong learning.

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