An Orthodontist is a dental specialist that has not only completed college and 4 years of dental school, but has also completed an additional 2 to 3 years residency program accredited by the ADA of advanced education in orthodontics. Only a dentist that has completed the additional years of training and education after dental school is an orthodontist.
After receiving the additional years of training and education, an orthodontist has learned the skills that are required to treat the misalignment of teeth and facial development with braces, headgear, retainers and other methods. Orthodontic appliances are used for treatment of buck teeth, crooked teeth, overbite, braces for children and teens, and braces for adults.
I recently visited Stevenson Dental Centre in Oshawa as a result of seeing a Smile Canada commercial. My experience was fantastic!! Their clinic was new, clean, and comfortable! The receptionist was friendly and accomodating. The hygenist was gentle and caring. The dentist was thorough and informative. I also had my 3yr old son with me for his first visit and it was absolutely wonderful. He came home and the first thing he did was brush his teeth with his new toothbrush and toothpaste because "the dentist said I had to brush my teeth all the time." Before leaving, the staff informed me that although my plan covers me for cleaning each 9mths, I am also entitled to scaling on a more frequent basis. Appointments for each were made before I left the office. As a working mother, I am very pleased that the office is open on evenings and on Saturdays. I'm very happy I called Smile Canada to set my Dentist appointment up for myself and my family. They did a good job referring me to a Dental Clinic that made our experience a pleasant one.