Many general dentists also receive training in providing orthodontic treatment. You may wonder if visiting an orthodontist is necessary if your regular dentist can provide your treatment.

Seeking orthodontic treatment from an orthodontist instead of a dentist is a good idea for several reasons:

1. Orthodontists are dental specialists. They complete two to three years of additional training following dental school in order to learn the best ways to treat problems involving the alignment of the teeth and jaws, and they regularly complete additional continuing education in order to ensure that they are providing the most up-to-date care.

2. Orthodontists can ensure that your final results are high-quality and that they will last. Treatment provided by an orthodontist is more effective and efficient and produces much more predictable long-term results for your smile and oral health.

3. Most dentists will visit an orthodontist for their own treatment and will take their children to an orthodontist.

4. Dr. Elhady is in the top 1% of Invisalign® providers and regularly continues his education to stay up to date with the technology and methods used for Invisalign treatments.

We invite you to call Trü Orthodontics at 703-440-0100 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced orthodontists, Dr. Sherif Elhady, Dr. Zahra Hassantash or Dr. Davina Bailey. We are committed to helping you straighten your teeth and enjoy a beautiful smile for a lifetime.

We are proud to provide orthodontic care in Burke and Fairfax, Virginia, as well as to our neighbors in surrounding areas.