Why Is Orthodontics The Specialty Of Choice For General Dentists?

Orthodontics

There has been a growing trend of general dentists furthering their education in a variety of specialties within dentistry. One of the most common specialties for these generalists to focus on is orthodontics. Expanding their skill set allows them to provide greater services to their patients. However, additional benefits may not be intuitive to the uninitiated. More than just providing orthodontic services, they’re able to deliver superior levels of care in all areas. Let’s learn a little more about these benefits below.

Why Is Orthodontics The Specialty Of Choice?

Preventative care, dental cleanings, basic restorations, and fluoride treatments are standard in a general dentist’s practice. While any dentist is technically qualified to provide orthodontic care, this care is generally left to specialists. More available orthodontic options have increased demand for this type of treatment. As a result, more dentists are investing in receiving training as orthodontic specialists. This allows them to serve a broader range of patients and better serve their current patient families.

Some of these new specialists were surprised to discover that they improved the care they could provide. The benefits that have been discovered of specializing in orthodontic care include:

  • Better Treatment Results: Those who receive specialized training in providing orthodontic care see improved outcomes for these patients. This includes when they’re working on palette expansion treatments and dental realignment. The result is a significant impact on patient health and the success rates for all treatments.
  • Improved Patient Care: Those who require braces, retainers, and clear aligners will experience superior results when a specialized general dentist provides this care. Further, they’ll be able to better serve their local community.
  • Overall Positive Experiences: When your provider is genuinely excited about their field of work, they often have a greater desire to provide superior care. One representation of this dedication is expanding their education and training so they can provide better care.

Many general dentists who are seeking to specialize in areas such as orthodontics do so because they are passionate about their trade. They stay apprised of the latest dentistry trends and their patient population’s demands. This keeps them in touch with the innovations of the dental industry and how they can apply them to their patient’s care. 

Reach Out To Your Provider To Learn About Their Care

General dentists are among the most numerous dental care providers in most communities. With this drive to further their education, it will become more common to see those who have specialized. In most cases, this won’t change the nature of their clinic. Instead, it will provide a broader range of care for their patient family. You can learn more about how your dentist strives to better serve their community by scheduling a consultation or appointment today. Don’t be afraid to ask about their current education or their plans to further it as time goes by.

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Dr. Mark Covington with family

Mark and Gina Covington / Husband Wife Practice
The Drs. Covington are proud members of the Hickory, NC community, where they focus on the well-being of their children and their patient family. Dr. Gina and Dr. Mark both graduated from the University of Mississippi Dental school and are now dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to their patients.

Dr. Mark Covington with family

Mark and Gina Covington / Husband Wife Practice
The Drs. Covington are proud members of the Hickory, NC community, where they focus on the well-being of their children and their patient family. Dr. Gina and Dr. Mark both graduated from the University of Mississippi Dental school and are now dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to their patients.

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