For Invisalign, braces, and all orthodontics in Geneseo, Koch Orthodontics offers a full array of treatment options. Practicing since 1988 in Geneseo, orthodontics is Dr. Keith Koch’s specialty. As a family practice, Dr. Koch provides care and treatment for patients of all ages. Let’s begin by exploring what orthodontics is and isn’t.
Defining and Understanding Orthodontics
In understanding orthodontics, we should begin by describing the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. Simply stated, all orthodontists are also dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. What this means is that practitioners in both fields attend the same school and obtain the same degree in dentistry. A dentist focuses on a healthy mouth and smile, with cleaning, cavity prevention, correction, and maintaining regular dental care.
However, an orthodontist continues with additional education. This includes a two- to three-year course of instruction focusing on improving dental flaws. This specialty designation means that your orthodontist has a dedication to aligning your teeth and jaws to create your perfect smile.
While an orthodontist does stress proper oral health, they focus on making that easier by straightening your teeth. Most do not practice regular dentistry. They work with braces, Invisalign, and other appliances to correct overcrowding, overbites, underbites, misaligned jaws, and other problems. Having a straighter smile makes oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) easier, which improves both oral and overall health.
When Your Family Needs Geneseo Orthodontics
Whether you have been referred for orthodontic care or are just trying to improve your smile, Koch Orthodontics can help. We mentioned that straighter teeth promote easier oral hygiene. This is because it is easier to clean a straight surface than a crooked one. Flossing is easier because you can see between the teeth better. While it may not seem like much, better oral hygiene leads to better overall health.
Orthodontists do more than braces, though. Dr. Koch works with additional orthodontic appliances and services such as:
Braces are so much more than “just” braces too. Technological advances are continuing to make orthodontics more accessible, streamlined, and in tune with the 21st century. Some of the choices you now have are:
When you have a treatment plan with Koch Orthodontics, you may select from a variety of recommendations. Dr. Koch wants you to receive the most efficient treatment available. At the same time, he realizes that you may have a preference for something less visible than traditional braces.
Contact Koch Orthodontics for Family Solutions
If you are ready to begin transforming your smile, please contact Koch Orthodontics. You can start with our Virtual Smile Assessment. After that, we’ll set up an in-office consultation, perform an examination, explain your options, and get you rolling. There are several ways to contact us. You can request a free consultation using the online request form. Alternately, you can use our online appointment scheduling form. Or you may call our office at (585) 243-3174.