Choosing an orthodontist is a big decision! Making sure your provider is board-certified is key. Dr. Jordan Jaffe is a board-certified orthodontist in Barrington, RI and comes highly recommended amongst his loyal patient base. What is the significance of being board-certified? Well, it is a testament to the extra effort a provider has given to his or hers field. Becoming board-certified requires additional training outside of the requisite years of education and training to become an orthodontist.
All orthodontists must go through dental school. After completing the required dental education, in order to become a specialist in orthodontia, three additional years of training are required at an American Dental Association accredited school. Every orthodontist must complete at least this much education and training before claiming to be an orthodontist.
After completing the three additional years of special orthodontist training, orthodontists have the option of becoming board certified. To become certified, an orthodontist must send in documentation of real life cases he or she has had, which can take a lot of time and effort. These cases are evaluated by a panel of professional orthodontists. If the orthodontist presents cases that demonstrate skill and dedication to the profession and patient care, they pass the examination.
While there is no claim to board certification making an orthodontist superior to another, such certification does have some benefits. Many patients can feel they are choosing a professional who has high standards of patient care, for example.
From Invisalign treatment to braces and beyond, the professional team at Jaffe Orthodontics believes in providing our patients with the best care, technology, and solutions for their orthodontic needs. This is because we care about providing the best that Dr. Jaffe has gone through to become board certified. You can ask about it in person and schedule a consultation to get started on the care you and your family need today.
Contact us by calling (401) 245-2626 for our Barrington office or (401) 293-5555 for our Portsmouth office. You can also request an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you soon!