3 Reasons To Choose An Orthodontist Over A Dentist [BLOG]

Now that the holidays are over, you might be like many people who are struggling to get their finances back on track. This time of year, we can all feel the strain of holiday shopping catching up with us!

That’s why our team at Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R in Boca Raton, FL is devoting today’s blog to the reasons you should consider trusting our orthodontists over a general dentist when it comes to choosing the right treatment to straighten your smile.

We know how valuable this investment is for our patients, which is why we want to save you the time, money, and stress that come with choosing professionals who aren’t as qualified to treat malocclusion issues that lurk behind problems with crooked teeth!

#1 – Specialized Training

When it comes to the altering the position of your teeth, it’s important to understand the scope of what it really takes to correct the issue. It requires much more than simply shifting your teeth so that they’re straight and visually appealing.

Many times, crooked, poorly positioned teeth will affect more than your smile’s appearance. Some issues negatively impact your oral health and quality of life, such as:

-Gaps between teeth




When your teeth are too widely spaced, or even overlap, it’s harder to properly clean your mouth of tiny food particles that feed harmful bacteria. Malocclusions, or problems with your bite, can also cause pain and discomfort in your jaw.

Basically, getting a straight smile often requires the expertise of an orthodontist, a specially trained professional who can approach your treatment with various problems in mind that go far beyond cosmetics.

#2 – More Experience

These days, it’s quite common to find orthodontic treatment options in a general dentistry practice. With all sorts of innovative, alternative straightening methods being made available in recent years, general practitioners are scrambling to earn fast certification so they can offer those methods.

While this certainly opens up options for patients seeking orthodontic treatment, it makes the decision about who to trust more confusing.

In other words, just because a general dentist has the right certification to offer orthodontics, doesn’t mean they have the experience to give you the best care. Only a true orthodontist can do that because of their concentrated treatment experience in straightening patients’ smiles, as well as a host of other issues that come with alignment problems.

#3 – Value Of Investment

You’ve probably experienced buyer’s remorse at some point in your life.

You saved and saved for that car, only to discover soon after you bought it that it didn’t perform as well as you’d hoped it would.

Or you spent years saving and scrimping to fight the perfect starter home for your family, only to buy a home that turned out to be a real money pit.

You’re just as susceptible to buyer’s remorse when it comes to orthodontic treatment.

Compared to a car or a house, it’s not as much of a financial commitment, but it’s still an incredibly significant one! Unlike other types of investments, you can’t return your smile if you don’t like the results of your treatment!

That’s why it’s important to trust the right kind of professional to correct your bite alignment and crooked teeth. It’s a better choice than going to a general dentist for braces because you know that your money is being well spent on a specialist who can better guide you or someone in your family toward a straight smile and the ultimate proper, comfortable function of your teeth.

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Your smile is incredibly important. It’s not only something you see when you look in the mirror everyday. It’s one of the first things people notice about you.

That’s why feeling confident about the way your teeth look requires highly-trained specialists.

For many cosmetic dentistry treatments, trusting a general dentist is a great choice.

But when it comes to correcting issues like poor bite alignment and crooked, overcrowded teeth, the best decision you can make for yourself is to trust an orthodontist.

Dr. Wohlgemuth and Dr. Rothstein are both extensively trained and experienced professionals who can offer better, more specialized care. Because of their additional education and years of practical experience, they’re able to design a more precise treatment plan to suit your needs.

Our orthodontists are also able to anticipate potential problems that may arise and how to avoid them so your time and money are well-invested.

When it comes to your straight, beautiful smile, trust our Boca Raton, FL orthodontists!

Call Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R at 561-327-6775 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule a complimentary consultation.