136-20 38th Ave. Suite 5B, Flushing, NY 11354 (Queens Crossing)
Tel : (718) 661-1186
139 Centre Street. Suite 615, New York, NY 10013
Tel : (212) 625-0088
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Why An Orthodontist?
All orthodontists are dentists by training, but only six percent of dentists are licensed orthodontists, according to the American Dental Association. Although some family and cosmetic dentists may occasionally place braces or experiment with Invisalign, it is important to note that they are not orthodontists. Only an orthodontist is a formally trained and licensed dental specialist in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental malocclusion. Once one earns the additional post-doctoral degree and achieves specialty status, an orthodontist focuses his attention exclusively on the specialty of orthodontics and no longer provides general dental services such as fillings, crowns and dentures
Both Dr. Lai and Dr. Lu are licensed orthodontists. This required the completion of four years of college followed by four years of dental school, and an additional three-years of postdoctoral program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Through this extensive training, they have achieved the expertise and skills required to manage tooth movement and guide facial development.