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Why Choose a Board-Certified Orthodontist?

What Is A Board-Certified Orthodontist?

A board-certified orthodontist has undergone hundreds of hours of additional study and completed rigorous examinations to achieve their certification from the American Board of orthodontics. Board-certifications must also be renewed every ten years, ensuring that members keep up with the latest advancements in orthodontics. They are true specialists and can offer a level of patient care that is second-to-none. 

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Why Choose a Board-Certified Orthodontist?

When you choose a board-certified orthodontist, you’re choosing peace of mind. Know that your oral health is in the hands of a highly-trained expert, and that your smile will be beautiful and functional for the long run.

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To prepare for board exams, orthodontists must undergo additional study on top of their orthodontic residency. This means they have a deeper understanding of facial anatomy and how it relates to the smile, so they can provide patients with exceptional care.

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Board-certification is a voluntary achievement that only about 1 in 3 orthodontists complete. Certification must be renewed every 10 years, so board-certified orthodontists are constantly self-evaluating and keeping up with the latest in orthodontic techniques and technology.

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Peace of Mind

When you go to a board-certified orthodontist, you’re choosing a highly-trained professional at the top of their field. They will work with you to create a custom treatment plan that addresses the look of your smile, the functionality of your bite, the alignment of your jaw, and much more.

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As a Spark Certified Provider, you can trust that Dr. Blanchard uses the latest techniques available with the Spark system to ensure you get the smile you want.

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Elevate your orthodontic experience with 3D Printed Lightforce Braces. Unlike traditional braces that rely on a one-size-fits-all approach, 3D printed technology customizes each brace to the unique contours of your dental anatomy. Dr. Blanchard's experience with this cutting-edge technique ensures a snug, comfortable fit and accelerates the effectiveness of your orthodontic treatment.

Jaw Correction

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, can shift your jaw to create a more attractive smile. It can also improve the way your bite fits together for better function.

Looking To Discreetly Align Your Smile?

Clear aligners can gradually shift your teeth into the strong, straight smile of your dreams — without anyone noticing. If you’re looking for a metal and bracket-free approach to treatment, talk to your dentist about our clear aligner options.

Tooth-Colored Ceramic Braces

Interested in braces but looking for a less noticeable option? Ceramic braces are made out of a translucent ceramic material that matches the natural color of your teeth. It’s a great way to get all the benefits of traditional braces, without shiny metals or bright colors.

Tie-Free Braces

Our office is proud to provide self-ligating braces. As one of the most reputable brands in orthodontics, these braces utilize clips instead of elastic ties,  allowing the wires to move freely without causing friction. Plus, no elastic ties create a cleaner and healthier mouth during treatment, which enhances your oral hygiene and overall experience.

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Do orthodontists have to be board-certified?

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Board-certification is a voluntary achievement. Out of the 19,000 members of the AAO (American Association of Orthodontics), about 58% are board-certified. The rising number of board-certified orthodontists is a testament to the ABO’s commitment to advancing the standard of care when it comes to orthodontics.

Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?

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The good news is that you are never too old for orthodontic treatment or to get the smile you want. In fact, 1 in 4 orthodontic patients are adults, and that number is rising. Orthodontic treatment not only improves the look of your smile, but also helps promote better oral and overall health.

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