Meet Dr. John Foley, Your Cary NC Orthodontist
Dr. John Foley grew up in Lake Zurich, IL, and knew from a young age that he wanted to be an orthodontist.
Dr. Foley graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Science degree.
He was honored to be the only dentist selected to study orthodontics at the prestigious Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester, MN following dental school.
Dr. Foley is a board-certified orthodontist, a designation held by only 30% of orthodontists.
Why an Orthodontist in Cary NC?
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. Foley continued his formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Foley 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 Cary NC 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 Cary orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:
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 Cary orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.