Some providers of braces or clear aligners are not orthodontists. Dr. Sprayberry graduated from UAB School of Dentistry and then studied for 3 more years to become an orthodontist. Only doctors with this level of formal orthodontic education may ethically call themselves an “orthodontist”.
Just as there are specialists in medicine, such as cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, etc., there are specialists in dentistry. Orthodontists’ education is comparable to the path medical doctors take to become specialists – it’s the years-long course of post-dental school education in the orthodontic specialty, along with mastery of the specialty, that makes an orthodontist a specialist. Dr. Sprayberry is a board-certified orthodontist and has more specific training and experience to correct your misaligned bite (the way top and bottom teeth meet) than your general dentist.
Those studying to be orthodontists learn proper and safe tooth movement and the guidance of dental, jaw and facial development to properly care for patients of all ages. This makes orthodontists the dental profession’s experts in moving teeth and aligning jaws.
When you choose to come to Sprayberry Orthodontics, you are choosing a specialist in orthodontics who posses the skills and experience to give you your best smile!