Orthodontic Fact #3
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Orthodontic Fact #3 Here’s a fun fact: All orthodontists are dentists, but only 5 percent of dentists are orthodontists. Confusing, isn’t it?
Anyone wanting to become an orthodontist must first receive a dental degree and apply for regional licensing as a dentist. After accomplishing this process, they are able to attend a university to receive a degree in orthodontics. Orthodontics is the first specialty of dentistry with only 5 percent of dentists progressing to this fascinating career that focuses on straightening misaligned teeth of children, teenagers and adults. This means that patients visiting an orthodontic facility are receiving treatment from a knowledgeable group of specialists. Individuals needing to wear either removable Invisalign aligners or traditional braces should make sure to visit an orthodontic facility instead of a dentist.
What are Clear and Removable Aligners?
Each patient visiting an orthodontist has a different type of malocclusions that require customized orthodontia. One child in a family may have perfectly straight teeth while another has slightly crooked teeth in the front of the mouth that require treatment with Invisalign. These clear aligners are worn for approximately 23 hours a day to shift teeth slowly into correct positions in the gum tissue of the mouth. Removable aligners are worn for one year or less while braces are needed for a longer amount of time to repair serious malocclusions.
Schedule an Orthodontic Appointment Today
Not every orthodontic office has two experts to examine and treat patients but Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics does. We make it convenient to drive to our facilities by having three locations in South Carolina:
• Spartanburg Orthodontics
• Gaffney Orthodontics
• Duncan Orthodontics
At our state-of-the-art orthodontic facility, patients have the opportunity to meet with two qualified orthodontists who understand how to determine the most appropriate braces for patients. Anyone with unsightly misaligned teeth can schedule an appointment with a telephone call or online form to talk to:
Dr Nease Orthodontics 2455 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC
29307 (864) 579-7700
Dr Nease graduated as Valedictorian from Cocke County (TN) High School in 1988 and graduated from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) in 1992. He then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree as Valedictorian of his graduating class in 1996. He remained at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry for his orthodontic training, and received his Master of Dental Science (MDS) degree in June of 1999. He immediately joined the practice of Dr. Phil Higginbotham in Spartanburg, beginning a wonderful professional relationship and friendship that endures today.