Why is an Orthodontist Different than a Dentist?

Orthodontist Second Opinion

As a patient, you may think that your dentist’s office is a one-stop shop for all things related to tooth and oral health. However, while dentists are skilled doctors who can treat and diagnose problems and diseases that affect your teeth and gums, as well as recommend treatment options, they are not the same as orthodontists. Much like you wouldn’t visit your family doctor when you need dedicated support for an issue with your heart, issues related to the spacing and alignment of your teeth should be left to a skilled orthodontist. In this post, we’re going to take a look at the differences between an orthodontist and a dentist, as well as explain why it’s important to visit your Docbraces orthodontist for a FREE consultation for braces or other orthodontic treatment.


What are Invisible Braces?

Often times, when people think of braces, the first thing that comes to mind is a mouth crowded with metal and wires. While that may have been true decades ago, many modern options are so discreet that they are referred to as invisible braces! Modern, invisible braces have come a long way, both in terms of availability and aesthetic, and today it is possible that the only people who would even know you were wearing braces are you and your orthodontist! In this post, we’re going to talk to you about the different invisible braces treatment options that are available. When you’re finished reading this, we’re confident you’ll have the information you need to choose the invisible braces that are right for you.


Your Most Common Braces Questions Answered!

Regardless of your age, when you make the decision to start orthodontic treatment, you’ll almost certainly be curious about the process. Luckily for you, the team here at Docbraces is happy to provide answers to all of your braces questions and concerns. In this post, we’re going to answer some of the most common braces questions we’ve received from patents over the years. Our hope is that with the answers to your questions, you’ll have all the information you need to make the best decision for yourself or a family member.


Choosing An Invisalign Provider

Have you finally made the choice to look into improving your health and your smile with Invisalign treatment? Congratulations! Now it’s time to take the next step and find the right Invisalign provider. In this post, we’re going to help you do just that. We’ll start by providing you with information on why you should make the choice to commit to Invisalign treatment. From there, we’ll touch on why you should choose to have your treatment done by an Elite Invisalign provider. Finally, we’ll let you know why Docbraces is such a convenient option for patients of all ages. When you’re finished reading this post, you can feel confident that you have all the information you’ll need to choose the best Invisalign provider for you.


Adult Orthodontics: It’s Never Too Late for a Perfect Smile!

Braces and Invisalign - New Year's Resolution

Often, when parents bring their children into the Docbraces office, they’ll mention that they wish they had the opportunity to have orthodontic treatment when they were younger. We’re always quick to point out that it’s never too late for adult orthodontics! As a matter of fact, we routinely treat patients who are up to 70 and sometimes even older. Truly, if you are interested in adult orthodontics in order to have the smile you’ve always wanted, reduce pain or give your overall health a boost, it’s never been easier! In this post, we’re going to give you all the information you need to know about adult orthodontics, from the discreet treatments options that are available, to the health benefits that are associated with properly aligned teeth. When you’re finished reading, it’s our hope that you’ll have the information you need to make a decision on adult orthodontics that is right for you!


Braces for Kids: Does My Child Really Need Orthodontic Treatment?

It’s should go without saying that we all have a friend or family member whose child has braces or has gone through some sort of orthodontic treatment. It’s incredibly common. As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that 300,000 children in Canada are currently seeing an orthodontist, and in the United States, over 4 million people wear braces. All that said, it is still a commitment, and often times we will hear people express their concerns when they enter our offices.

In this piece, we’re going to talk about how to determine if your child needs orthodontic treatment. Then, we’ll discuss the benefits associated with orthodontic treatment for children, as well as introduce you to the different types of treatments that are available. It is our hope that when you finish reading this post, you’ll be confident that you are making the best decision for you child.

Options in Orthodontics: The Benefits of Braces or Invisalign

Many perspective patients, especially adults, often come into the offices of Docbraces wondering if they really need orthodontic treatment. They worry about the cost, the time commitment, as well as whether deciding to get braces or Invisalign treatment will really do them any good. In this post, we’re going to talk about why you may need treatment, as well as the benefits associated with orthodontics. Then we’ll address some common concerns we hear about different orthodontic treatments we offer. We hope this will help you to better understand how important orthodontic treatments are, as well as how it can benefit you or your family member.

The Rewards Of Orthodontics: The Complexities of Treatment with Braces or Invisalign

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Successful orthodontics is not something that can simply happen overnight. Often times it can take well over six months for any major progress to be made, although you can often see subtle changes in the first few weeks. The truth is that orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign are long term commitments and investments in yourself, your health, and your future. As with any investment or commitment, orthodontic treatment offers many rewards. In this post, we’re going to talk a little bit about what can make orthodontic treatments so complex, after that, we’ll touch on the different choices you can make for your orthodontic treatments, as well as their benefits.


Invisalign, Braces and More. Are Orthodontics Worth the Cost?

At Docbraces, we frequently see patients who come into our offices looking for treatment for themselves or their loved ones, but are concerned about the cost associated with orthodontics. They wonder if the cost of Invisalign or braces is worth the work that is being done, or if they’ll be happy with the results. In this post, we’re going to to talk about the commitment associated with orthodontic treatment, as well as the many rewards that come with it. In the end, we hope to give you all of the information you need to make the right decision for you or your family member.

Your Halifax Orthodontist: Meet Dr. Knowlton!

Dr. Kevin Knowlton Orthodontist

If you’re looking for an Orthodontist in Halifax or Dartmouth, the Docbraces team provides the expertise and experience to deal with all of your family’s orthodontic concerns. As the most recent addition to the Docbraces family, Dr. Kevin Knowlton brings with him a dedication to health and community. His passions include baseball, golf and snowboarding and most importantly, spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Dr. Knowlton is committed to helping his patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. He brings with him years of experience providing the highest possible standards of treatment. Here are some things that we thought you should know about Dr. Knowlton and the Docbraces team. More»