What is an Orthodontist?
Orthodontists are specialists in straightening teeth and aligning your bite. They have two to three years of specialty education beyond dental school. So they’re experts at helping you get a great smile — that feels great, too.
All Orthodontists are dentists, but only about 6 percent of dentists are Orthodontists. An Orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. They must then successfully complete an additional two- to three-year residency program of advanced education in orthodontics. Through this training, the orthodontist learns the skills required to manage tooth movement (orthodontics) and guide facial development (dentofacial orthopedics).
Dr. Jonathon Lee is an Orthodontist and is one of the very few Dual Board Certified Pediatric Dentists and Board Certified Orthodontists in the United States. The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and The American Board of Orthodontics verify to the public and to the health professions that a pediatric dentist and an orthodontist respectively have successfully completed both an advanced specialty educational program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and a voluntary examination process designed to validate the knowledge, application, and performance requisite to the delivery of proficient care in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.