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What Separates a Dentist From an Orthodontist?

October 21, 2021
What Separates a Dentist From an Orthodontist? | Chandler

We all know that the field of dentistry has grown by leaps and bounds. There are multiple specialists related to different dental issues who can solve specific dental issues for their patients. In our previous blog, we have explained 6 treatments by the dentist in Chandler that transform your smile. If you live in or around the regions of Chandler and are looking for the best dentist or the best orthodontist, visit Dr. James Heaton DDS, FADG at Smiles of Chandler.

Who are Orthodontists and Dentists?

Orthodontist and dentist in Chandler are dental health professionals. They help patients in improving their oral health by aiding them achieve overall health and wellness.

Differences Between Orthodontist and Dentist in Chandler:

A dentist must undergo 8 years of formal education. While an orthodontist must complete ten to eleven years of education to receive the additional training they need to be an orthodontist in Chandler.

Orthodontists specialize in helping patients with issues related to teeth alignment, improvement of bites or fitting your teeth for braces.

Services Provided by Dentist in Chandler:

Our dentist in Candler offers services related to maintaining good oral hygiene. Apart from that they provide services such as:

  1. Tooth Decay
  2. Root Canals
  3. Crowns
  4. Bridges
  5. Veneers
  6. Teeth Whitening
  7. Gum Diseases

Services Offered by Orthodontist in Chandler:

Orthodontists are dentists that specialize in the alignment of teeth and provide services that are related to:

  1. Crowded Teeth
  2. Overbites and Underbites
  3. Misaligned Teeth

Mostly, orthodontists in Chandler deal with issues around crooked teeth and these include overbites, underbites and crossbite issues as well.

In addition to the general oral surgeries, dentist in Chandler also can perform tooth extractions, TMJ treatments, teeth fillings and so much more. Therefore, trusting your teeth with an orthodontist will help you in reaching your smile goals much faster and easier.


If you have any questions feel free to ask our dentist in Chandler and take a trip to Smiles of Chandler today. Have a conversation with Dr. James Heaton DDS, FADG to clarify your queries related to general dentistry. Dr. James Heaton provides the best quality dental services in Chandler. Browse through our website of Smiles of Chandler to gather more information. Dial us at (480) 899-9484 to have a conversation right away.

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  • Smiles of Chandler :
    Temporary Office
    Nathan Davis Orthodontics
    595 N Dobson Rd,
    Unit A-12,
    Chandler, AZ 85224
  • (480) 899-9484
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