A board certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours off preparation to demonstrate their judgment, skills and knowledge required for providing the highest level of care. As a lifetime Board Certified Orthodontist Dr. Roche has had his cases reviewed by an expert panel of board certified orthodontists, passed written, oral and clinical examinations and submitted case studies that have been treated to the highest level possible. Less than 25% have become board certified and even fewer have achieved lifetime board certification. The process is provided through the American Board of Orthodontics, which is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association. Achieving board certification is the last step in a long and intensive educational and clinical experience spanning anywhere from 5- 10 years after residency. Choosing a board certified orthodontist means you are choosing one who is willing to put in the extra time and work it takes to truly reach the pinnacle of their profession. For more information about the American Board of Orthodontics, the process and its members please click here.