Meet Dr. Travers, Your Irving Orthodontist
Dr. Kimberly H. Travers moved to Dallas in 1987 after earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Travers spent six years teaching middle school and high school math before returning to school to pursue dentistry.
In 1996, Dr. Travers earned her Doctor of Dental Science degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, followed by her Master of Science degree and Certificate of Orthodontics in 1998.
Since then, Dr. Travers has been dedicated to creating healthy, beautiful smiles in Irving and the surrounding communities.
Dr. Travers is a firm believer in continuing education in order to give her patients the absolute best in orthodontic care and techniques.
Why an Orthodontist?
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. Travers continued her formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Travers 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.
And don't let price be a problem either! Travers Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Irving area.