What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?
Dentists and orthodontists are very similar as they are in the profession of helping with dental health care. Both orthodontists and general dentists complete four years of dental school, after their bachelor’s degrees, and both are doctors of dentistry. An orthodontist, however, is required to complete further schooling and thereby have more experience in the area of orthodontics. This is why when a general dentist has a patient with dental malocclusion (“mal” = bad, “occlusion” = bite), they will refer them to a specialist which is the orthodontist.
What is an orthodontist?
Orthodontists are trained specialists who work to diagnosis and prevent malocclusions which is a condition of improper bites and can include crossbite, overbite and underbite. They also help with issues and irregularities of the teeth such as tooth crowding, crooked teeth or even misaligned jaws.
How can I find the best orthodontist near me?
Simple. The best orthodontist in Katy, Richmond and Sugarland is Dr. Rizwan Khan, DMD
What makes Dr. Rizwan Khan the best orthodontist you may ask. Along with his extensive educational background and training, Dr. Rizwan Khan has built a successful dental office with a loyal customer base who have enjoyed orthodontic services offerings which include;
- Clear and Metal Braces
- Self-Ligating Braces
- Wildsmiles Braces
- Laser Gum Recontouring
- Phase Treatment
- Six Month Smiles
- Temporary Anchorage Devices
- iTero 3D Scans
- Digital X-Rays
How can I contact Dr. Rizwan Khan?
Dr. Rizwan Khan can be found diligently working in his Smile Studio Orthodontics office.
Address 5434 Grand Pkwy #200, Richmond, TX 77406
Phone: (832) 535-1865