Why an Orthodontist?

While general dentistry can help maintain a healthy smile, when it comes to caring for malocclusions, or misaligned teeth, you need the specialty services of an orthodontist. Orthodontists complete their doctorate in general dentistry, then continue their education into the orthodontic specialty. This requires at least two more years of training to receive their specialty degree in orthodontics. Most orthodontists spend ten years or more in formal education after high school to receive the title of orthodontist.

Dentist vs. Orthodentist

Orthodontists focus solely on the alignment of the teeth within the jaw. While this is important for a beautiful smile, it is also needed for eating and speaking. Orthodontic treatments can begin for some people when they are children, where others may not seek the services of an orthodontist until adulthood. When it comes to fixing crooked teeth, a poorly aligned bite or other malocclusions, an orthodontist is the medical professional you need to see.

Experienced Orthodontist

At Milton Dental Specialists, we are honored to have Dr. Patel as our resident experienced orthodontist. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists or AAO, and several other professional associations. Dr. Patel works closely with our pediatric dentist Dr. Chong to make sure all our young patients have a healthy, aligned smile as they grow into adulthood. Of course, Dr. Patel also treats patients of all ages for malocclusion problems, including adults looking to finally get the straight, beautiful smile they have always wanted.

If you have been looking for a caring, experienced orthodontist in the Milton, Alpharetta or Cumming area, contact us today at Milton Dental Specialist for an appointment with Dr. Patel. We accept several forms of dental insurance and have affordable, flexible payment options.

Our Services

Office Hours:

Mon: 9:00am – 7:00pm*
Tues – Thurs: 9:00am – 5:00pm*
Fri: 7:30am – 1:30pm*
Sat: Available By Appointment

*Early morning and evening appointments available

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  • Complimentary orthodontic consultation
  • Flexible financing
  • Accepting all private and state insurances
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