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A dentist is the person you would go and see to have your regular checkups and take care of your general oral health. It is important that you have regular checkups carried out by a dentist so they can treat any issues you may have and keep your teeth in their best health.

An orthodontist is a fully qualified dentist, who has chosen to specialise in the field of orthodontics. Orthodontics is a very specific field of dentistry. An orthodontist focuses on improving the look and aesthetics of your smile.

For regular dental checkups or dental problems such as toothache or gum disease, you should always make an appointment to see a regular dentist. They will be able to provide the treatment you need.

For specialist work, such as correcting crooked teeth or improving the appearance of your smile, you should consult an orthodontist.

At Kammerman Orthodontics, we provide a free first consultation where we will carry out a detailed analysis of your teeth and provide you with the options available to get a great smile. 

Fill out our online form or give us a call at (516) 551-2529 to arrange your free consultation.