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3 Reasons to See an Orthodontic Specialist

orthodontic specialistAn orthodontic specialist like Dr. Lauren Olson has been trained in the specialty of jaw and tooth alignment. An orthodontic specialist is concerned with preventing, diagnosing and correcting misaligned teeth and monitoring facial growth. An orthodontist goes to dental school and then attends an approved orthodontic residency for another two to three years. After the residency, an orthodontic specialist then receives their orthodontic license. So why see an orthodontic specialist?

Reason 1: An Orthodontic Specialist is Trained to See What Can’t Be Seen

In addition to the help of x-rays and other technology, an orthodontist is able to see and predict how a patient’s teeth will shift from their experience and training. This is why it is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists to see an orthodontist for an exam at age 7. Even if your child is not ready for orthodontic treatment, Dr. Olson can create a treatment plan and monitor progress to begin treatment at the optimal time. The goal is to correct a problem as soon as possible for it to be less severe and cost less money in the long run.


Reason 2: Orthodontists Create Unique Treatment Plans

Just like no two people have the same fingerprints, no two people have the same teeth. This means that all patients need a unique treatment plan. An orthodontist takes the time to review each patient’s details and create a plan that is best for their specific case. Treatment options are presented to each patient and are reviewed in detail so that the patient or their parents can make the best decision for their situation.

Reason 3: New Patient Exams are Complimentary

The Olson Orthodontics team offers new patients of all ages a complimentary exam. Even if your child is not ready to begin orthodontic treatment at age seven, we will continue to monitor them (for no additional charge) until the optimal time for their treatment. We believe that the patient comes first and will only suggest the treatment that we feel is best. We are excited to answer any questions you might have at your exam!


Schedule Your Exam Today

You can trust that you are in good hands with an orthodontic specialist like Dr. Lauren Olson. Our office takes pride in our work and strives to deliver the best customer experience at every visit. If you are ready to schedule your complimentary exam, you can fill out an online appointment request form or give us a call at (618) 624-0800. We look forward to meeting you!

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