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While both dentists and orthodontists in Holliston, MA are doctors and have made a career out of caring for teeth, there are many differences between the two specialties. Regardless of where they wind up in dentistry or orthodontics, both career fields require medical school after college, so that’s a minimum of eight years. It will be some time before a student is allowed to practice dentistry or orthodontics in most parts of the world, including in Holliston, MA.
As a dentist-in-training, one takes their medical degree with you on to post-graduate dental training. This is followed by a post-doctoral period where they increase the patients they see from three to ten on average per day, before being licensed. As a general dentist, the focus is on your gums and teeth, and the issues that can befall them, including tartar, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Now an orthodontist, like Dr. Alkhoury of Simply Orthodontics near Holliston, MA, is already a general dentist who went on to a 2-year orthodontic residency program. Orthodontists focus shifts to more advanced dental concerns, including jaw and tooth alignment, and bite correction. With assessments and x-rays, an orthodontist helps you choose the necessary appliance and orthodontic treatment available to bring about proper alignment of your teeth and jaw. Initially a meeting with an orthodontist at Simply Orthodontics’ in Holliston, MA will come by way of a dentist’s referral.
THE ORAL FOCUS AND FIXATIONAL COMPARISON
WHEN WOULD YOU SEE A DENTIST IN HOLLISTON, MA?
WHEN WOULD YOU SEE AN ORTHODONTIST IN HOLLISTON, MA?
Should you have any oral concerns, consider Dr. Alkhoury, Dr. Phillis and/or Dr. McManus of Simply Ortho all licensed and experienced orthodontists serving the Holliston area of MA. Call 508.429.7800 today to schedule your Simply Orthodontics Smile Analysis.
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This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
Orthodontist, Dr. Sam Alkhoury offers the most advanced braces for children, teens and adults, including clear braces, metal braces, Damon braces, and Invisalign. With 7 convenient orthodontic offices located in Webster, MA, Milford, MA, Holliston, MA, Worcester, MA, Dayville, CT, Hudson, NH and Derry, NH, there is sure to be an office located near you. Call us now for a free consultation for braces at any of our 7 orthodontic offices in MA, CT & NH!