Getting Started with Orthodontics

Are you ready to straighten your teeth or correct some other type of orthodontic issue such as an underbite? If so, our team at Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics has various solutions available to you. When you come in for your initial evaluation, you can get all the facts about our services and how orthodontics can help you achieve your dream smile!

Should I See a Dentist or an Orthodontist?

This is a common question. To put it simply, it all depends on the unique situation. Both professionals have similar educational backgrounds. A general dentist can begin to practice dentistry upon graduation. However, to become an orthodontist, the dentist has to serve a two- or three-year residency in orthodontics at an approved program.

Orthodontics: The History Behind the Word

The Greek word “orthos” means straight or to straighten and “odon” means tooth. The science dates back to the mid-1800s, which highlights the importance and benefits of having straight teeth throughout the centuries. As you can imagine, science has evolved over the years to make it more effective and efficient than ever before.

An Evolving Specialty

Orthodontics is a specialty that has evolved to encompass the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions associated with the teeth and jaw such as an overbite, crowded teeth, and TMD, to name just a few. Keep in mind that some orthodontists may still only offer traditional metal braces. However, this isn’t the case when you visit Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics for treatment. Here, you have access to a wide range of innovative and discreet orthodontic treatments, including accelerated orthodontics, Invisalign®, and ceramic braces.

Contact Us Today to Get Started

Dr. Treven Rollins and Dr. Alan Petersen have cared for patients in the Mesa and Gilbert areas for years, diagnosing and treating orthodontic issues at various levels. This includes children, teens, and adults. Thanks to social media and other developments, people are more appearance-conscious today than ever before. That’s one of the many reasons why it’s important to have an attractive, healthy smile, regardless of your age.

If you have a concern like crooked teeth or overcrowding, be sure to get in touch with the friendly and professional staff at Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics. For your convenience, we have locations in Mesa, Globe, Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started with orthodontics. We look forward to hearing from you!