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The Difference in Orthodontists

Question:

My dentist sent me to an orthodontist who wanted to extract teeth or use a palatal expander to correct my daughter’s crowding. He said treatment would take 2 1/2 years. My daughter just finished treatment with you, and her smile looks fantastic. There were no extractions, no palatal expander, and treatment lasted 20 months. Can there be such a huge difference in treatment by two orthodontists?

Answer:

Yes, there can be a big difference in how orthodontists treat a patient and the overall outcome. I have a strong reputation for creating wide smiles, not removing teeth, and not using screws or expanders. If an orthodontist recommends using these more invasive techniques, I encourage you to come in for a free second opinion.