Unlike your orthodontist, the general dentist has not had post-graduate training in the speciality of moving teeth and correcting bites.
An orthodontist has studied beyond dental school to achieve a diploma in the specialty of orthodontics, and most often, as in Dr. Richardson’s case, has completed a Masters Degree. To practice in Canada as an accredited specialist, your Orthodontist has then studied for and successfully passed a grueling examination by the Royal College of Dentists, and maintains membership with the College annually.
Finally, your orthodontist maintains memberships with both the Canadian and American Associations of Orthodontists, and receives monthly scientific journals published by the specialty for the purpose of continued self-education.
When you receive orthodontic treatment by an accredited orthodontist, you can be confident that you are paying for the best treatment by the most highly educated and trained doctor in the field