Orthodontics Blog

Why is it Important to Select an Experienced Orthodontist?

To answer the question, “Why see an experienced orthodontist?” we should start by comparing dentists and orthodontists. All dentists are licensed to place braces and Invisalign, but not all had extra schooling in that area. Orthodontists have completed an additional 2-3 year residency, along with their 4-year dental degree. Both Dr. Ryan Caudill and Dr. Angela McNeight completed their extended orthodontic education...that’s a LOT of school!

Now let’s take this a little further. Not all orthodontists have the same level of experience either, especially related to Invisalign treatment. Our practice, Caudill Orthodontics, is the very first and ONLY orthodontist in Brevard County, Florida with the Invisalign® Top 1% and Invisalign® Teen provider designation! These designations are given by Invisalign after a certain level of experience and expertise is obtained and means we're in the top 1% of Invisalign® providers in the country. 

Even among orthodontists, many still only practice in the analog braces age and tell patients they are not candidates for Invisalign. Caudill Orthodontics recognized over 12 years ago that Invisalign was going to be the digital future of orthodontics and invested hundreds of hours of education to become Invisalign experts. Caudill Orthodontics is fully converted into this digital process and has invested in a dental intraoral scanner in each of their Suntree and Merritt Island offices. This eliminates the infamous goopy impression that often makes patients feel like they are going to lose their lunch. In as little as few minutes, a 3D digital image of your teeth is taken so the doctors can start the digital planning process.

Because of his mastery of the Invisalign process and techniques, Dr. Caudill had the honor of being asked in 2012 to teach for the Invisalign company. He is the only orthodontist in the southeastern region of the United States to be on Align Technology’s (the parent company of Invisalign) teaching faculty. He has since taught Invisalign to nearly a thousand orthodontists across North America!

If you'd like to request a free exam, fill out our online form and one of our team members will contact you. Dr. Caudill, a teacher among orthodontists, and his talented team are ready to assist you.