The Importance of Seeing a Board-Certified Orthodontist

Most patients rely on their dentists to refer them to an orthodontist’s office, but some go ahead and search independently. Upon looking for a great provider, you have likely come across some who are board-certified. But what does that mean, you ask? Our team is here to explain! Learn what this distinction entails, the importance of seeing a board-certified orthodontist, and how your treatment can benefit.


First Off, What Does An Orthodontist Do?

In a nutshell, orthodontists are your go-to provider for all things related to tooth and jaw alignment. They complete around a decade’s worth of training to provide care for patients and help them along their smile journey. 

Treating all ages, orthodontists focus on diagnosing issues, creating personalized treatment plans, and how to most effectively align their teeth to the correct position. They are the architects behind your grin and do everything they can to meet your goals.

What Care Do They Provide?

Whether you want to align your smile for cosmetic or practical reasons, we can straighten your teeth in a comparatively short amount of time by offering treatment options such as braces and Invisalign. Dr. Freedman and Dr. Haas provide expert care and anticipate your orthodontic needs throughout treatment.


What is Board Certification?

Orthodontists complete years of training to provide care, but some professionals go the extra mile in achieving board-certification status provided by the American Board of Orthodontics. 

This professional distinction recognizes orthodontists who have gone above and beyond their minimum training to display their commitment to the field, their patients, and the highest quality of care. It is a mark of excellence to showcase to patients looking for an orthodontist that oral health providers like Dr. Freedman and Dr. Haas are dedicated to providing only the best service and hold expertise in everything you need to be taken care of.


The Importance of Seeing a Board-Certified Orthodontist

How Do Orthodontists Achieve This Distinction?

After completing the fundamentals of becoming a board-eligible orthodontist, that is, dental school and orthodontic residency, orthodontists can work toward board certification. Certification is achieved through a series of rigorous clinical and written exams to test their knowledge of effective treatment planning, accurate diagnosis, and exceptional patient care. Each is essential to running a successful practice and is assessed to prove they are truly one of the best providers available.

Preparation for these exams takes hundreds of hours and tests professional judgment. Passing is an achievement proving true dedication to the profession of orthodontics. Orthodontists must retake examinations every decade. 

Maintaining Certification

Orthodontists are required to attend meetings in the field and other means of ongoing professional education to stay up-to-date with the latest advances to provide outstanding, high-quality care. Both Drs. Freedman and Haas recertified in 2022, their ten-year anniversary, and will need to undergo examinations again in another ten years to renew their certification and demonstrate their continued dedication.


The Importance of Seeing a Board-Certified Orthodontist

High-Quality Care

Having been trained by only the highest standard, board-certified orthodontists understand precisely what you need during your initial examination. During the hands-on clinical process, Drs. Freedman and Haas were required to produce exemplary results for a series of challenging cases they would likely encounter later in their careers. By displaying plaster model replicas of the before and after results to the board of examiners, they utilized their years of training and mastery of orthodontics to ensure a perfect outcome. 

We hold everything how we greet you when you walk through the door to our treatment protocols and chairside abilities at the highest level of excellence. Patients often seek out orthodontists with board status so that they can have complete confidence in their abilities.

Continued Education

Not only do board-certified orthodontists receive a comprehensive education through required studies and this voluntary achievement, but the Dental Board of Education additionally requires each recipient to participate in continuing education. This can take the form of classes, conferences, seminars, and more. 

By choosing an orthodontist who stays in the loop of state-of-the-art technology and sound treatment plans and protocols, you receive care from a professional who has dedicated their life to providing efficient care. 

Years of Experience

Dr. Freedman and Dr. Haas lead our fantastic team with their expertise, creating an environment of seasoned staff members that put you and your needs first. Their many years in both training and as certified professionals have allowed them to practice their skills to perfection. Our orthodontists have a proven track record of successfully treating a wide range of issues through personalized care plans and attention to detail to provide exceptional results. 


The Importance of Seeing a Board-Certified Orthodontist

Receive Care From Some of the Best Orthodontists in the Business!

Having achieved the highest level of professional orthodontic recognition, you can be confident in Drs. Freedman and Haas’ expert abilities to treat even the most complex cases successfully! We proudly serve patients of all ages in West Palm Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas. Our team can determine your dental needs during a free consultation. Contact us today to schedule yours!