When it comes to choosing an orthodontist, it’s reassuring to find one with the highest level of training and experience possible. While dental school and subsequent orthodontic school are rigorous and competitive, there’s another tier of education that can set an orthodontist apart. A Board Certified Orthodontist has not only gone through standard orthodontic school but also has undergone many hours of extra training in the complex field of orthodontics. The final step in achieving board certification is presenting several finished patient cases to the most qualified orthodontists in the country and allowing them to judge technique, judgement, treatment planning skills, and finishing details. This rigorous process is successfully completed by fewer than ⅓ of American orthodontists.
At Precision Orthodontics, we’re proud to have a Board Certified Orthodontist in Dr. Ray. Regardless of whether you choose braces, Invisalign, or any of our other orthodontic treatments, you can rest-assured knowing that you’re in the hands of an orthodontist who is totally dedicated to providing the best care possible. If you’re interested in our orthodontic services, call our Scarsdale office today! Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about the benefits of seeing a board certified orthodontist.
What is a Board Certified Orthodontist
A board certified orthodontist is one who has gone through not only the rigorous process of dental and orthodontic school but has chosen also to undergo many additional hours of preparation and training. Board Certified Orthodontists are tested on their judgment, skill, and knowledge of orthodontics. Those who pass the peer review are able to demonstrate and provide the highest quality orthodontic care.
The “board” in discussion is the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Founded in 1929, the ABO is the only specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association. The ABO sets the standard for the highest level of patient care in the field of orthodontics. They strive to promote excellence in the field of orthodontics. The ABO also serves as a learning and growth resource for orthodontists and orthodontic residents nationwide.
Board Certified Orthodontists Provide the Best Care!
Orthodontics is about more than aligning teeth. An orthodontist is responsible for understanding the complexity of growth development and the facial form. Beyond shifting teeth, orthodontists must also understand issues related to the jaw and bite. While that’s all covered in the normal competitive orthodontic school, board certification ensures that an orthodontist has a rigorous understanding of the complexity of orthodontics, so that they can, in turn, provide the highest quality care.
Contact Precision Orthodontics Today!
If you’re seeking a board certified orthodontist in the Scarsdale area, look no further than Dr. Ray at Precision Orthodontics! Call us today at 914.725.2606 to schedule a consultation. You can also contact us online.