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Should You Be Treated By An Orthodontist Or A Dentist – What Is the Difference?

Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentistry deals with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, how your teeth rest together when your mouth is closed (occlusion), and creating a smile with teeth that line up straight.

What is a General Dentist?

General dentists provide services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and tooth health.

It is very important that you maintain your regular check-ups with your dentist and schedule hygiene appointments all throughout your orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth will last you a life-time.

What is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist receives additional three years of specialized full-time training at an accredited post-graduate orthodontic residency program after completing four years of dental school.

Why Do I Need Dr. Inna Gellerman, to Straighten My Teeth?

  • Othodontist Dr. Gellerman has years of additional training and greater understanding of how to diagnose any misalignments in the teeth and jaw as well as the facial structure, and devise a plan that integrates both orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatments.
  • Dr. Gellerman is a Board Certified Orthodontist. She has maintained the highest standard of continuing education and demonstrated to an elite group of orthodontists that she has superior knowledge and skills.
  • Dr. Gellerman offers expert knowledge of new and emerging technologies.
  • There are many different and new treatment options in orthodontics today – but only Dr. Gellerman can tell you what the best treatment is for your smile. This takes years of training, experience, and expertise.

Want to Learn More?

If you have further questions about the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist, just give Dr. Gellerman a call (631) 427-8444 and we’ll be happy to schedule your FREE consultation. We are conveniently located at 165 Main St., Huntington, NY on Long Island. We look forward to hearing from you.

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