Meet Dr. Smith, Your Evanston Orthodontist
Dr. Kimberly Mays Smith grew up in Little Rock with a passion for helping others. From a young age, Dr. Kim has understood the value of family and serving others.
This led her to pursue a career in orthodontics. Ever since she opened her practice, Dr. Kim has been bringing healthy, beautiful smiles to her community.
Dr. Kim is an accomplished specialist with almost 20 years of dental and orthodontic experience.
Tired of the strictly clinical environments offered by many dental practices, she purchased her existing practice in Evanston, IL to offer quality, compassionate orthodontic care to all of her patients.
A consummate professional, Dr. Kim is a life-long learner, always current with the latest advancements in her field and staying ahead of any new technology and trends.
This commitment to excellence is just a small way she exhibits her dedication to maintaining the highest standard of patient care.
Why an Orthodontist in Evanston?
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. Kim continued her formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Kim 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 Evanston 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 Evanston 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 Evanston orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.
And don't let price be a problem either! Smile Suite Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Evanston area.