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Do Orthodontists Receive Special Training?

Young girl with braces and purple glasses smiles as she learns about the special training her orthodontist received

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. Jack Allen at Summit Family Orthodontics

Dr. Jack Allen

Our very own Dr. Allen earned his dental doctorate and master’s in orthodontics in Kansas City, MO. After completing his dental education and advanced training, he served as an orthodontist in Germany with the U.S. Air Force, and now he proudly serves our Littleton community. With his extensive orthodontic experience and training, you can trust you’ll receive exceptional care from Dr. Allen. He is thrilled to welcome you to our orthodontic office, where your satisfaction is our priority!

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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Summit Family Orthodontics

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