Why go to a Board Certified Orthodontist?

 Why go to a Board Certified Orthodontist?

All we do is braces: Although some Dentists offer braces, only 5% of Dentists are Orthodontists, and only 1% have completed their board certification exams and are Board Certified Orthodontists.


A general dentist is a graduate from a dental school recognized and accredited by the American Dental Association who may legally perform a variety of dental procedures, including orthodontics.  However, a general dentist is not an Orthodontic Specialist.

An Orthodontist has graduated from an accredited dental school, like every dentist, and then specializes by completing an additional 2-3 years of specific training in an orthodontic post graduate residency program recognized and accredited by the American Dental Association.  

Orthodontists are uniquely qualified in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of orthodontic problems.  They dedicate their professional lives to creating healthy, beautiful smiles in children, teens and adults. Well-aligned teeth are more than attractive: they make it possible to bite, chew and speak effectively. Orthodontic care is often part of a comprehensive oral health plan.

A Board Certified Orthodontist, also called a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, is an Orthodontist who has earned the highest level of professional achievement.  

To become Board Certified, an Orthodontist must undergo an additional series of high level examinations, both written and oral, and present treated cases to expert examiners of the Board during a Clinical Exam.  Only about 20% of all Orthodontists have completed all parts of the examination and are Board Certified.

Dr. Taylor has dedicated himself to providing our community with the best in orthodontic care, and is proud to share his qualifications with you.  He attended dental school, then specialized in orthodontics, and underwent the vigorous process to become a Board Certified Orthodontist.

The American Board of Orthodontics displayed Dr. Taylor’s cases at the American Association of Orthodontists meeting as examples of cases treated to the Board’s highest standard of excellence.