Meet Your San Tan Valley Orthodontist
Dr. Scott Peterson loves helping patients of all ages discover the amazing confidence that comes with a beautiful smile.
He’s committed to providing high-quality, family-friendly care, and works hard to stay up-to-date on the latest orthodontic advancements.
He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists, and he regularly attends conferences and reads academic journals to stay up-to-date on the most recent orthodontic trends.
Why an Orthodontist in San Tan Valley?
Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Dr. Peterson continued his formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Peterson has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.
Why does it matter if you see your San Tan Valley Orthodontist?
Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.
Seeing a specialist like your San Tan Valley orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:
- Providing additional treatment options.
- Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
- Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
- Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
- Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your San Tan Valley orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.
And don't let price be a problem either! Peterson Family Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the San Tan Valley area.