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Dr. Jeannie Moody: Orthodontic Specialist
Did you know all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists? With so many different doctors and dental clinics offering Invisalign® and promising braces in half the time, it’s important to understand what makes an orthodontist different and why you should choose a certified orthodontic specialist for any type of treatment designed to straighten your teeth or improve your bite.
Becoming an Orthodontist
To become an orthodontist a dentist must attend an additional 2 to 3 years of school at an accredited program to learn about facial harmony, occlusion and the biomechanics required to move teeth. Dr. Moody earned her Bachelor’s degree and her degree in dental medicine from the University of Florida in 2006. After graduating at the top of her class, she received a scholarship to the University of Colorado for 3 additional years of orthodontic specialty training. During her orthodontic residency she received advanced certification in Invisalign, clear braces treatment, surgical orthodontics, training in the Damon System self-ligating orthodontic appliances, and temporary anchorage devices (miniscrews).
Dr. Moody recently completed the Invisalign Master’s course and was invited to Costa Rica to tour the facility where Invisalign is made, and discuss the latest treatment techniques. Dr. Moody is also the founder of a study club with over 200 orthodontists from around the world who share her passion for forward thinking, sharing knowledge and treating complex cases with the most advanced methods.
— David S.