Meet Your Fayetteville Orthodontist
Dr. Darrin Storms grew up in Siloam Springs, attended the University of Arkansas, and is pleased to practice orthodontics here at home in Northwest Arkansas.
After graduating from Siloam Springs High School, Dr. Storms received his Bachelor's Degree in Medical Science from the University of Arkansas. He went on to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in Memphis, where he graduated with honors.
He then continued his education at Jacksonville University Dental School of Orthodontics, receiving a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S.) in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Storms attends many Continuing Education courses each year, has completed the required courses at the Kois Center in Seattle, and is a Kois Recognized Orthodontic Specialist.
After experiencing braces twice, once as a child and once as an adult, Dr. Brittany Swiderski is familiar with both the struggles and successes of orthodontic treatment and wants to help everyone achieve the smile they’ve dreamed of.
Her favorite part of orthodontics is solving the puzzle. Everyone’s case is unique, depending on their dentition, skeletal relationship, airway, and many other components. It's essential to take all those parts and design a treatment plan and a timeline that leads to success for each individual.
After spending much of her life on the East Coast, Dr. Swiderski decided to escape the snowstorms and short summers for a new adventure. The first time she visited Northwest Arkansas, she saw the green trees, met the friendliest people, and felt she had found a home.
Northwest Arkansas is not where she’s from, but she strongly feels like it’s where she’s meant to be. Dr. Swiderski is looking for guidance on the best parts of NWA, so be sure to share your tips for her to explore her new home!
Why an Orthodontist in Fayetteville?
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. Our doctors continued their formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As orthodontists, our doctors have 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 Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.
And don't let price be a problem either! Storms & Swiderski Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Fayetteville area.