Why Choose an Orthodontist?

Difference Between Orthodontists and Dentists

All orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. The difference between an orthodontist and a general dentist is the additional education, specialized training, and board certification an orthodontist receives. Dr. Phillips is also a board-certified orthodontist, a prestigious distinction earned by only 1 in 3 orthodontists. Along with this designation comes immense experience, which means no matter what your condition may be, Dr. Phillips has likely helped a similar patient in his years of practice.

Treatment For All Ages

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child’s initial orthodontic evaluation occur by age 7 – when adult teeth start erupting. Children’s orthodontics at Phillips Orthodontics is not just about getting braces – it also assesses the alignment of your child’s teeth and jaw bones. If treatment is needed, it will focus on guiding the growth and development of your child’s jaw and permanent teeth, preventing a more complex orthodontic treatment and extraction of teeth in the future.

Discreet Way to Align Your Smile!

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic advancement that lets you straighten your teeth with clear aligner trays that are virtually unnoticeable to your family, friends, and coworkers. Dr. Phillips is an Invisalign Platinum Provider, which means you can trust that he has received extensive training focused on this specific treatment and has seen many cases in a year. Invisalign treatment’s smooth plastic aligners don’t have the many nooks and crannies of metal braces, where bacteria love to gather. You can remove your aligners to eat, brush and floss normally, which makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.

Conventional, efficient braces treatment

Metal braces are the first thing in mind when you hear orthodontic treatment. They are still widely used and are very effective in correcting complex misalignment cases. Children and teens love metal braces, which can be brightened up with different colors to make the smile unique and show their personalities. It is also the treatment of choice for active adults who prefer to have something fixed – unlike clear aligners that you need to remove before eating and drinking.

Protect Your Investment!

Your orthodontic treatment doesn’t end on the day we remove your braces or on your last day of wearing aligners. The next step is your retention phase, which is vital to ensure your investment is well-spent. Wearing retainers help keep teeth in place while the bone and gums heal, preventing teeth from shifting back to their old positions. Often a patient will be required to wear the retainer at all times for a period determined by Dr. Phillips.

Surgical Orthodontics

In certain cases, Dr. Phillips may recommend that you consult an oral surgeon for surgical orthodontics. It is the treatment of choice when the bite problem is so severe that orthodontic treatment is not enough to correct the misalignment of teeth and jaw or where orthodontics alone would leave you with a compromised facial appearance. Dr. Phillips will work with your oral surgeon to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Wondering what type of treatment is right for you or your child?

We’re here to help you! Give us a call to schedule your complimentary consultation, and we would love to walk you through your options.