Meet Your Bartlett Orthodontist

Dr. Polk

Dr. Kaitlin Polk was born in raised in southern Oklahoma. After moving to Memphis for her orthodontic training in 2019, she fell in love with this city and decided to make her home here.

As a teenager, Dr. Polk felt drawn to the field of orthodontics during her own orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Polk's clinical interests focus on state-of-the-art orthodontic technology that helps patients achieve natural and healthy smiles.

More importantly, she loves to support and build confidence in her patients during their orthodontic treatment journey.

Why an Orthodontist in Bartlett?

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. Polk continued her formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Polk 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 Bartlett 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 Bartlett 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 Bartlett orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.

And don't let price be a problem either! Polk Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Bartlett area.