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Why an Orthodontist?

If your family dentist offers Invisalign or clear braces, why should you seek out an orthodontist? This is a growing concern as more and more general dentists choose to incorporate orthodontic services in their practices. While it may seem highly convenient, this doesn’t always result in the best experience and outcome for the patient. There are important discrepancies here that you need to be aware of. A general dentist does not bring the education, training and even quality of care to your treatment that an orthodontist is obligated to deliver. It is important to know whether your general dentist is an orthodontic specialist recognized by the American Dental Association and the Georgia Board of Dentistry. If not, you may want to reconsider your smile straightening provider.

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Trust Your Smile to a Specialist

Your smile is a powerful asset and worthwhile investment. Therefore, if your smile needs improvement or correction that involves orthodontic treatment, it is highly advised to choose a specialist who has been properly trained and accredited in dental specialty. An orthodontic specialist is better equipped to provide a more customized treatment plan and make adjustments along the way if needed. When it comes to straightening teeth or reshaping the alignment of the jaw, there is no cookie-cutter approach. In fact, it requires intricate knowledge that only an orthodontic specialist can offer.

An orthodontist is also better equipped to detect problems early on and provide interceptive treatment. In many cases, seeing an orthodontist instead of a general dentist can lessen treatment time and give you better long-term results. Lastly, there are a wide variety of orthodontic treatments available. If your general dentist does not offer the method or approach you specifically need, you may be forced into a treatment that fails to fully address your concerns, resulting in disappointment and loss of money.

It is helpful for patients to understand the difference in training and education between a general dentist and an orthodontist. To become a general dentist who receives a DDS/DMD degree, it takes approximately 8000 hours of basic dental education. This basic dental training allows a general dentist to perform routine dental work such as cleanings, fillings, extractions, crowns, dentures and teeth whitening. However, an orthodontic specialist engages in an additional 4000 to 6000 hours of specialty orthodontic training in an accredited residency program, which is above and beyond the hours of basic dental school.

Still not sure why you or your child needs to see an orthodontist instead of your family dentist? Contact our office. We offer complimentary consultations with Dr. Kincer to explain the benefits of choosing a board-certified orthodontist for your smile.

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Our Patient Reviews

William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

5.0/ 5.0

Based on 19 reviews

  • We are beyond thankful for Dr. Kincer and his team!! Dr. Kincer is one of the most honest and conservative Orthodontist, which is a VERY rare find in the industry. We moved to south Florida about halfway through our treatment of 18 months and did not switch orthodontists; that’s how much Dr. Kincer means to us! Our daughter’s smile is absolutely beautiful!!

    Lindsay D
  • Dr. Kincer is the BEST at what he does!!! Both of my girls have been under Dr. Kincer's care, with exceptional results. They both began treatment at age 8, because of their tiny mouths that required Phase I and Phase II treatments. As a result of his recommended treatment plan, our girls will have exceptional teeth for life. Our family is incredibly thankful for Dr. Kincer's meticulous care that resulted in BEAUTIFUL smiles!!!

    Jen B
  • Dr. Kincer is the best. I am almost a year into my treatment and i have nothing but great things to say. He is so kind and his team is amazing. They are simply amazing and truly care for what their customers need and what their teeth need. I highly recommend Doctor Kincer to anyone looking for orthodontics.

    Jennie H
  • Excellent orthodontist. Invisalign was the best money I ever spent on myself. Dr. Kincer is meticulous, thorough, has attention to detail, and fixed my flared teeth. Everyone is always complimenting my smile. He is always timely, professional, and his support staff (Jennifer and Lynn) are really caring. He is able to shave down teeth to make them aesthetically fit my smile and proportions. Dr. Kincer and Lynn really make sure their patients are comfortable-- especially when it comes down to removing attachments for invisalign and IPR, when your teeth are already sensitive. I recommended him to my brother and little cousin for orthodontic work and for their retainers :)

    Kimberly T
  • After having my braces off for 12 years. I go in today to see my little sister get her braces off, and Dr. Kincer readjusted my Old retainers to fit again!! He is a great orthodontist!

    Brittany B
  • Our family has been using Dr. Kincer for the past 10 years. Our oldest daughter has had amazing transformations with her treatment and our second is shaping up to do the same. Couldn't ask for a better, more friendly place.

    Shannon R
  • This is our fifth year and second kid with Dr. Kincer. Love him and his staff! Would recommend them to anyone!

    Jill T
  • Both my kids have beautiful, straight teeth because of Dr. Kincer's work. He takes great care to work with every aspect of getting braces.


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