Orthodontists are specially trained to straighten teeth

It’s not enough to just find a “good” dentist to straighten your teeth. Look for an orthodontist–because unlike general dentists, an orthodontist undergoes 2-3 years more of specialized training after dental school, becoming a specialist at straightening and insuring your teeth’s proper form and function. In addition, orthodontists practice only orthodontics and treat hundreds of patients, as opposed to general dentists who may only see a handful of orthodontic patients a year.