We often find our patients wondering about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. Dr. Greenberg started out in dental school and got a DDS (dental) degree, just like your dentist. But after dental school, Dr. Greenberg decided she wanted to learn more about orthodontics, which is one of nine specialties in the dental field. So she stayed in a school for a few more years to become an expert in orthodontics, which focuses on tooth and jaw alignment and bite problems such as overbites and underbites.
Other dental specialties you may have heard of include endodontics (focusing on the soft tissue inside your teeth), periodontics (focusing on the gums and other tissues surrounding your teeth) and prosthodontics (focusing on restoring and replacing damaged teeth).
Isn’t it nice to know there’s a dental expert to help you through any type of treatment your teeth, jaw and gums might need?