Meet Your Glen Mills Orthodontist
Dr. Matthew Swiatek was drawn to orthodontics because he wanted to help people smile with confidence, and appreciated the artistry of moving teeth to make beautiful smiles.
Dr. Swiatek studied dentistry and orthodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he received a Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree.
He continued his studies at Harvard for his orthodontic residency and received his specialty certificate in orthodontics and a Master's degree in Medical Science.
He attends many hours of continuing education every year to stay on top of cutting-edge advancements in orthodontics.
Why an Orthodontist in Glen Mills?
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. Swiatek continued his formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Swiatek 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 Glen Mills 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 Glen Mills 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 Glen Mills orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.
And don't let price be a problem either! Swiatek Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Glen Mills area.