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The Difference Between Orthodontists And Dentists

An orthodontist is a dentist who has done the necessary training to gain specialized expertise in bites and braces.

Dr. Leiker is an experienced orthodontist in your community. His flagship location is in The Woodlands, TX next to McCullough Junior High. He has a second office for your convenience in Conroe, TX.

What special techniques do orthodontists use that dentists can’t?

Dentists are not trained to determine the proper location for your bite to best function. Orthodontists are. Orthodontists are dental specialists who have taken an additional two or more years of training to become experts in their field. Beyond that, Dr. Leiker is the only orthodontist in Montgomery County with training in the Roth Technique. By taking a closer look at the lower jaw, the Roth Technique makes sure your treatment will result in straight teeth with a proper, healthy bite. A misaligned bite can lead to TMD, tooth instability, and bone loss.

Do I need to see an orthodontist for Invisalign?

Dr. Leiker has the training necessary to understand the results of Invisalign’s ClinCheck reports. These reports show exactly how your Invisalign treatment will be planned, including the length of treatment and even the shape of your Invisalign aligners. So, unlike dentists, Dr. Leiker can tell you what is and isn’t possible for the movement of your teeth before you begin Invisalign treatment. If there are any issues with your treatment, Dr. Leiker can address those challenges with traditional braces; a dentist cannot.

Why should I choose Dr. Leiker as my orthodontist?

Dr. Leiker is the only orthodontist in Montgomery County to have completed the Invisalign Masters Training program. He can fine-tune your treatment for more accurate results in a shorter window of time. And he is the only orthodontist in your area that backs up his treatment with a lifetime guarantee. Even if you’ve been told your teeth are too challenging to fix, Dr. Leiker’s specialty training has prepared him for almost any challenge.

Have more questions about braces? Bring order to your misaligned teeth and call us at 832-510-6678 or use our convenient online form to schedule your appointment today.