All orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists! Read below and watch this informative video to learn more.
To become dentists, Dr. Don and Dr. Kim attended college for four years, then dental school to obtain their DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). Afterwards, they had two years of post-doctoral, advanced specialty training to obtain their MSD (Master of Science in Dentistry) in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
In this advanced training, Dr. Don and Dr. Kim learned:
- To treat crooked teeth by using braces and appliances of different types
- About the growth of jaws and teeth
- How to prevent or intercept abnormalities of the bite
But training for Dr. Don and Dr. Kim doesn’t stop there. The field of orthodontics is advancing and changing rapidly due to the use of computers and digital technology and the introduction of space-age materials, such as heat-activated memory wires. Dr. Don, Dr. Kim and their team stay certified and educated on new technologies and techniques through continuing education classes. That’s why Dr. Don and Dr. Kim are experts at moving teeth, helping jaws develop and function properly, and working with his patients to make sure their teeth stay in their new positions.