Choosing an orthodontic practice to trust with the beauty of your smile or that of your child is a critical decision. Orthodontist complete 4 years of dental school folowed by a 3 year residency to specialize in orthodontics. After residency training, all orthodontist are encouraged to become board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Orthodontist who elect to become board certified undergo rigorous examintion and testing to assure that they are exceptionally skilled in all aspects of specialty care.

Dr. Gibson is a hospital trained specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He is fully board certified and achieved a lifetime designation due to additional examination he elected to complete. This process took 10 years to finish after he became a specialist!



Orthodontist or general dentist?

Choosing an orthodontic specialist instead of a general dentist for your orthodontic treatment is a decision that will truly make a difference in your smile. Orthodontics is a big investment in your health and confidence, and the function and appearance of your smile. Why would you trust anyone less than a specialist?

A dentist must attend an additional two to three years of training at an accredited university residency program and then pass national board examinations in order to become certified as an orthodontist. This education, along with the experience of a practice dedicated solely to orthodontics, gives orthodontists a unique ability to create a customized treatment plan and carry out safe, predictable, and efficient treatment.