Meet Your Huntington Orthodontist
Orthodontics runs in the Sheinis family. Dr. Sheinis, the son of an orthodontist, grew up in South Florida. After spending many years watching his father transform smiles, he decided to follow in his footsteps.
Dr. Sheinis received a Bachelor's Degree in Science from Tulane University in New Orleans before attending dental school at the University of Maryland. He graduated with high honor and received numerous awards.
During his orthodontic residency at Stony Brook University in New York, Dr. Sheinis carried out extensive research on impacted canines and their side effects, as seen with 3D imaging. His significant findings were ultimately published in the American Journal of Orthodontics.
Dr. Sheinis is dedicated to staying current in his field. He regularly attends continuing education lectures and seminars to stay up to date with the newest technology and techniques available.
Why an Orthodontist in Huntington?
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. Sheinis continued his formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Sheinis 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 Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.
And don't let price be a problem either! Shiney Smiles Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Huntington area