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3 Reasons to See an Orthodontic Specialist


Did you know that an orthodontist specializes in jaw and tooth alignment? After going to dental school an orthodontist, like Dr. Cameron Jolley, attends additional schooling to become certified in orthodontia. So, all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. Straight teeth are often seen as a cosmetic fix, but there are many medical problems that can be solved with orthodontic treatment as well. This process is very complex, and it is best to have a specialist make changes to your jaw and facial bones for the following reasons.

Reason 1: Orthodontists Can See What We Cannot

With the help of x-rays and technology, an orthodontist uses their experience and training to predict the movement of teeth. Approximately two-thirds of what happens in your mouth is below the surface of your gums according to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Even though you will be able to tell that teeth are not straight, an orthodontist is able to see how it would be best to straighten them for overall health and comfort. This is one reason that the AAO suggests taking children to an orthodontist for an exam at age seven. Even if they do not need early treatment, an orthodontic specialist can monitor progress and create a treatment plan based around the optimal time for that individual patient.

Reason 2: Orthodontists Treat Each Patient Uniquely

Teeth are similar to fingerprints in that no two people have the same jaw and tooth alignment. This means that orthodontic treatment needs to be tailored for each patient. Dr. Cameron Jolley treats each patient uniquely and creates their treatment plan around their needs, health and development. You can trust that your treatment plan is yours and is created with your specific health in mind.

Reason 3: Consultations Are Complimentary

One of the most exciting parts about treatment with Jolley Orthodontics is that consultations, or exams, are complimentary. If you or your child is not ready to begin treatment, we will monitor progress until you are ready at no extra cost. Dr. Jolley believes that the patient always comes first, and we are available to answer any questions you might have at the initial consultation.

Schedule an Exam Today

In conclusion, you can trust that orthodontic specialist, Dr. Cameron Jolley, has the experience, training and passion to provide amazing care to his patients. Our team takes pride in our work and we love our jobs. If you are ready to schedule your complimentary exam, you can fill out an online appointment request form or give us a call at (817) 491-1600. We can’t wait to see you smile!