Why You Should Consider an Orthodontic Specialist...
For Braces or Aligners, get a proper evaluation first!
Today's new technology and materials in orthodontics has enticed many general dentists to offer orthodontic treatment to their patients. While the general dentists' dental school training may have educated them to be prepared to treat limited or minor orthodontic corrections, they are not educationally qualified to treat complex problems or provide comprehensive orthodontic treatment. An orthodontic specialist, like Dr. Fischer, has gone to dental school to become a general dentist before continuing for an additional 2-3 years in an ADA-recognized specialty, educational program; only after successfully completing that program can they be called an "orthodontist" and/or "specialist". For more information on the difference between an orthodontic specialist and a general dentist, go to the AAO consumer website.
When patients consider a dentist for their orthodontic treatment, they should ask if the dentist is a specialist or if the American Association of Orthodntist (AAO) logo, , is displayed in the office somewhere.