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Did you know?. . . An orthodontist is a dentist, but a general dentist is rarely an orthodontist. Both orthodontists and general dentists complete four years of dental school, after their bachelor’s degrees, and both are doctors of dentistry. However, to practice with the title of orthodontist, a dentist must complete advanced dental education requirements in orthodontics to practice their craft. After dental school, a general dentist develops their skills during an additional 36-month residency focused on specialized orthodontic training and must pass a certification exam to officially become a practicing orthodontist. Only a dentist with this orthodontic training, education, and experience can be licensed to practice as an orthodontist.
Dr. Buchsieb is an Orthodontic Specialist, trained and licensed to practice as an Orthodontist.
Additionally, Dr. Buchsieb is an Invisalign® Certified Specialist.
Before braces are placed, patients must have a dentist visit for an exam and have any necessary fillings. Patients should have a dentist visit scheduled every 6 months for a thorough examination and cleaning. Before each orthodontic appointment, patients are encouraged to brush their teeth. Toothbrushes and toothpaste are provided in the office.
Your appointments are scheduled to fit your busy lifestyle. Our staff makes every effort to accommodate each patient’s schedule. In order to help us continue to schedule efficiently, 24 hour notice is required to cancel an appointment.
Orthodontic Treatment Time
Orthodontic treatment time may last from 18 to 30 months, though this will vary depending on your individual case. Appointments are typically scheduled from 4 to 12 weeks apart. Your cooperation in keeping scheduled orthodontic appointments, maintaining proper hygiene and taking care of your braces may allow you to finish your orthodontic treatment early.
Written correspondence is given to our patients during most appointments. If a parent is not present during an appointment, the child will be given these documents. Please make sure that you receive and review any pertinent information.