In our last blog post, we tried to clear up confusion about cosmetic dentistry for consumers. Similar confusion may exist about Raleigh orthodontics. Many consumers mistakenly believe that they must go to an orthodontist to receive orthodontic treatment.
While an orthodontist does receive specialized training and certification from the NC Dental Board, many consumers don’t realize that some general dentists in Raleigh NC have also taken the time to learn and develop expertise in orthodontics. These dentists sometimes call their practices comprehensive dentistry practices – because they provide a broader range of services for the convenience of their patients.
Whether you’re an adult who is interested in “invisible braces” (Invisalign), or have a child who may need braces in the future, it’s convenient to use the same dentist who provides your regular dental care to provide your Raleigh orthodontics services. Paperwork and insurance handling are also simplified. For those who experience any type of dental anxiety, getting braces from a familiar professional can help to lessen anxiety. For those patients who need or prefer dental sedation, our practice (Raleigh Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry) is also one of a small number of certified providers of Oral Conscious Sedation in Raleigh NC.
As with any medical or dental service, choose your Raleigh orthodontics provider wisely. Evaluate your provider’s experience and training. For those interested in Invisalign, consider practices (like ours) that have received Preferred Provider status – an indicator of a certain level of clinical training and experience in treating patients using the Invisalign system.