Topeka orthodontist office


6231 SW 29th St. Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66614




Monday – Thursday | 8 am – 5 pm

Friday | Closed

Saturday – Sunday | Closed

Your Topeka orthodontist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist.

All orthodontists are dentists first, even though not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist. Like all orthodontists, they have to continue their formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Wood 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 Topeka orthodontist?

Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not yet need to see an orthodontist. However, specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems.

Seeing a specialist like a Topeka orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

  • Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces to choose from
  • Having personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concern and anatomical characteristics.
  • More efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office’s focus area of care.
  • Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite discrepancies that need to be addressed.
  • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

While you may think it’s easier to have your orthodontic work completed by a dentist, convenience shouldn’t be a problem, because you will only be stopping by your Topeka orthodontics office every six to eight weeks.

And don’t let price be a problem either! Oread Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Topeka and Lawrence areas.