Only Trust Your Smile To A Board Certified Orthodontist.
If you need braces or other orthodontic care, there are two places to seek these services. You can visit a Board Certified Orthodontist or a Dentist Offering Orthodontic Services. Make no mistake, however, these are not the same thing.
In order to be a board certified orthodontist, a dentist must undergo 2-3 additional years of training in addition to achieving and maintaining board certification. While an orthodontists has undergone all the same dental training as a dentist, not all dentists have undergone the training of a board certified orthodontist.
While dentists may do some cosmetic work, only a board certified orthodontist is trained in proper diagnosis and development of treatment plans for total treatment of bad bite.
Dr. Meyer is a board certified orthodontist who has practiced full-time in Brookings, SD for more than thirty years. He is also the only orthodontist providing services in Madison, SD. Call or stop in today for a free consultation.
Orthodontist Versus Dentist – What’s the Difference?
|Dentist||Orthodontist||Board Certified Orthodontist|
|Undergraduate program for Dental School (2-4yrs)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pass Dental Acceptance Test (DAT)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Accredited Dental School (3-4yrs)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|National & State Licensing Exams||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Competitive Accredited Orthodontic Program||No||Yes||Yes|
|Orthodontic Residence (2-3 yrs)||No||Yes||Yes|
|Completion of ABO Written Exam||No||No||Yes|
|Case Submission at Clinical Exam||No||No||Yes|
|Certification, renewal every 10 years||No||No||Yes|