Why Choose A Board Certified Orthodontist?
Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry. The dental specialists who are educated and trained to correct misaligned teeth and improper bite patterns are known as orthodontists.
Accredited orthodontists, like Dr. Hoppens and Dr. Meier, have earned their dentistry degree and completed an advanced post-doctoral course, accredited by the American Dental Association, of at least two to three academic years in the specialty of orthodontics.
During orthodontic treatment, teeth, and sometimes entire facial structures, are permanently changed. Therefore it is important to have the treatment appropriately and properly completed by an orthodontist. Orthodontists have extensive and specialized training that enables them to provide their patients with professional, personalized treatments.
Dr. Hoppens and Dr. Meier are also board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. To attain board certification, orthodontists must pass a series of difficult, thorough written and clinical examinations. They must also submit case studies of patients they’ve successfully treated. The entire certification process can take anywhere from 5 to 10 years.
By choosing an orthodontist that is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, also known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, you are ensuring that you receive the best care possible.