Can my family dentist
straighten my teeth?
The short answer is yes. General dentists may be able to provide orthodontic care to patients. However, this answer comes with a caveat.
General dentists can provide orthodontic care to patients, provided they take continuing education seminars and acquire some experience in the subject.
For example, general dentists are required to attend workshops before being allowed to offer Invisalign.
The problem with these workshops or seminars is the lack of rigorous testing and examinations needed to truly learn the material in depth.
In the field of orthodontics, sometimes only a superficial understanding is not enough to correctly provide the best possible treatment for patients.