There’s more than one way to cook a turkey. And there’s more than one way to straighten teeth. If you check out braces and orthodontics on the internet you’ll find lots of different ways to straighten teeth. Cooking a turkey is the same thing – lots of different ways. It can seem confusing that there are so many approaches – lots of similarities of course, but some real differences too. Crooked teeth come in many forms and have many features.
Over the years many different orthodontists from around the world have designed and discovered ways to guide teeth into better positions. How each orthodontist does it in his or her own office comes from the dental school they first went to, but later on we all have different experiences with our patients. And we start down different paths as we all attend continuing education programs to further our knowledge.
Every dentist and orthodontist I know passionately wants to learn and get better at what we do. We all set out to give our patients a better smile and a better experience. We all discover different ways to do that as we learn and grow. We also have different personalities and experiences in our careers and we’re molded by all of this.
The bottom line? There are many different ways to successfully straighten teeth for a great smile. We all come up with ways that we find work best for us and our patients. There is no final truth in any of this. New information and knowledge are always being discovered and we gradually work this into our offices as we refine our techniques.
On my website here, SmileSooner.com, and in my videos, I talk about the ways I’ve discovered that work best for my patients, but please don’t think my way is the only way or even the best way. There is no best way. We’re always learning and refining our approach.