All orthodontists are dentists but only 5% of dentists are orthodontic specialists.
After 4 years of college and 4 years of Dental School, typically the top 1-10% of dental students qualify for admission to accredited, University-based, 2 to 3-year specialty training programs in orthodontics. During their specialty training, orthodontic residents undergo intensive study of Oral Physiology, Biomechanics, Facial Growth and Development, and Dento-Facial Orthopedics as well as the clinical treatment of orthodontic patients of all ages.
Orthodontic Specialists have limited their practices to orthodontic treatment. That’s all they do! Their offices, systems, technology and staff are designed for the exclusive delivery of efficient, effective, and affordable orthodontic care. Orthodontists employ clinical assistants who have undergone additional training and certification exclusively in orthodontic assisting.
In three decades of specialty orthodontic practice, Dr. Barron has treated over 14,000 cases and he and his staff have a combined 200 years of experience in orthodontic care.