Our Highly Trained Orthodontists in Corpus Christi,
El Paso & Las Cruces
Our orthodontists (Dr. Smith of Corpus Christi, Dr. Rodriguez of El Paso, Dr. Lightheart of El Paso, Dr. Chaudhary of El Paso and Dr. Brewka of Las Cruces) are dedicated, highly trained specialists who provide our patients with the highest quality care. The title of orthodontist is reserved for only those dentists who are specialists in the use of braces, retainers, and other dental prosthetics and have undergone two or more years of additional post-doctoral education from an accredited university. Only 6% of all general dentists pursue the rigorous additional training required to become an orthodontist.
All SmileLife orthodontists are proud members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Since membership in the AAO requires a degree from an accredited orthodontic program, it’s an easy way to distinguish between general dentists providing orthodontic treatment and those formally trained as orthodontists.
SmileLife’s offices in Corpus Christi, El Paso and Las Cruces are structured so that our orthodontists are freed from performing many of the non-treatment tasks that are required of orthodontists in other practices. Instead, they focus exclusively on patient care. For many orthodontists, this is an attractive alternative to the orthodontist-as-small-business-owner model that is prevalent in the industry, allowing us to recruit and retain top orthodontists. In fact, many of our doctors are ABO board-certified, the field’s highest certification and your assurance of receiving the highest quality treatment.
As with any kind of medical treatment, the level of your doctor’s skill and training, more than any other factor, determines the quality of care you receive. Fortunately, SmileLife’s team of highly skilled orthodontists throughout El Paso, Las Cruces, and Corpus Christi have undergone the rigorous training that has earned them the title of orthodontist, a title reserved only for those specialists who have completed two or more years of additional post-doctoral education from an accredited university. While many general dentists provide orthodontic services to their patients, only an orthodontist has received the highest possible level of training in the use of braces, retainers, teeth straightening and other orthodontic appliances. Choosing an orthodontist for your kids or adult braces is your assurance of receiving the best care possible.