What is an orthodontist and why should I seek treatment with an orthodontist versus a dentist?
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has completed a four year dental school degree and then gone on to a two to three year residency training program to learn specifically orthodontics and dento-facial orthopedics. Orthodontist have the most training and experience to handle any orthodontic problem, and have the proper understanding of the detail oriented biologic process of moving teeth and bones. Dr. Weaver is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists. Being board certified means that Dr. Weaver has passed a rigorous written and oral board examination verifying that he has demonstrates the highest proficiency in all aspects of orthodontic care.