Do Orthodontists Receive Special Training?

July 31, 2019 10:15 pm
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You probably know orthodontists as the dentists who specialize in helping patients achieve beautiful and aligned smiles. Read on to learn about orthodontists and their advanced training after dental school.

What Is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in, to put it simply, straightening teeth. They are experts at identifying issues that can disrupt alignment, as well as diagnosing and treating issues like crooked teeth, gaps, misaligned jaws, and malocclusion. Be it overcrowding, teeth that have shifted, an overbite, underbite, overjet, or a crossbite, an orthodontist can design an effective treatment plan for achieving the straight smile of your dreams.

Specialized Orthodontic Training

Orthodontists must complete advanced dental education requirements in orthodontics to practice their craft. After dental school, a general dentist develops their skills during an additional two to three year residency focused on specialized orthodontic training and must pass a certification exam to officially become a practicing orthodontist.

Dr. Michelle Mian at Summit Family Orthodontics

Dr. Michelle Mian

Dr. Michelle Mian earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from The Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She then spent three additional years at Harvard earning her Master of Medical Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics. Following residency, she was appointed Pre-Doctoral Director of Orthodontics at Harvard, training both dental students and orthodontic residents. Dr. Mian is thrilled to be living in Denver, and she looks forward to working with your family!

Orthodontic Services in Littleton, CO

Here at Summit Family Orthodontics, we offer a comprehensive array of orthodontic services to help each patient achieve a smile that is straight, beautiful, and functional. From braces and clear aligner therapy to specialized appliances like palatal expanders, space maintainers, and retainers, we can develop a personalized treatment plan to address any issue stopping you from having a straight smile.

Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation Today!

You deserve a dazzling smile, and we can make it a reality for you and your family. Contact our friendly team to learn more about our orthodontic services here at Summit Family Orthodontics in Littleton, CO.

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