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Why Hillsdale Orthodontics

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At Hillsdale Orthodontics, we consider caring for your family’s smiles a privilege and it is one we take very seriously. We strive to provide the best orthodontic care in a comfortable and caring atmosphere. Our expertise will not only make you want to flaunt your new smile everywhere you go, but it will also improve your overall oral health. We use the latest treatment options to help patients of all ages achieve the smiles of their dreams.

Patients from Portland and beyond trust Hillsdale Orthodontics to provide the best orthodontic treatment for their families. Our team is highly skilled and caring, and uses the latest orthodontic technologies to bring the very best treatment to you and your family. Our treatment solutions are brought to you with a careful consideration for long-lasting results, allowing you to show off your new smile for your lifetime. And in the comfort of our office, you’ll feel right at home.

From your initial complimentary visit to the day your braces come off, we strive to make your orthodontic journey a rewarding and relaxing experience. Our dedicated professionals go the extra mile to ensure your comfort at every phase of your treatment, so that you and your family receive exceptional orthodontic care.

As a part of our commitment to excellence, Dr. Leemin frequently attends continuing education courses. She also practices as a board-certified orthodontist, an achievement only shared by one third of orthodontists nationwide.

“The entire Hillsdale Orthodontics team is solely focused on ensuring that your family receives exceptional orthodontic care.”

What is a Board Certified Orthodontist?

A board-certified orthodontist is a dental health professional who completed their entire graduate program in general dentistry, is recognized as a Doctor of Dental Medicine, and undergoes additional studies to specialize in a particular field of knowledge.

Orthodontists take an additional 2 or 3 years of training and residencies to focus on dentofacial orthopedics. They have highly-specialized knowledge about the correct alignment of a patient’s dental structures. Orthodontists have an ABO Board certification representing their commitment to providing patients with the highest level of care.

Less than one-third of orthodontists are board-certified. They have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association.

An orthodontist is a dentist who has not only completed a graduate program in dentistry to receive their DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), but has also gone through a competitive residency at an accredited orthodontic program for an additional 2-3 years to be trained specifically in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

A board-certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through rigorous written and clinical examinations. ABO Board certification is a voluntary credential that represents an orthodontist’s commitment to providing the highest level of patient care.

Less than one-third of orthodontists are board-certified. They have achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association.

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Why Choose a Board Certified Orthodontist?

Orthodontics is much more than just straightening teeth. It also often entails addressing bite issues and guiding jaw growth, and orthodontists understand the complexity of growth development, facial form, and tooth movement that is required to properly plan and execute complex treatment goals. Many general dentists offer orthodontic treatments, but have not been trained or educated specifically in the field.

In addition to completing an orthodontic residency, a board certified orthodontist has further demonstrated a commitment to the highest level of patient care and has been verified by the American Board of Orthodontics for their knowledge and skills in the specialty. Choose a board certified orthodontist to receive the best care that your family deserves!

 

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