Why an Orthodontist?
27 April, 2016
- Orthodontists are specialists when it comes to straightening teeth and improving bites.
- Orthodontists must complete an extra 3 years of specialized orthodontic-focused university training after dental school training to become Certified Specialists in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
- The top reason for seeing an orthodontist is the same for adults and kids - to treat malocclusion, or a “bad bite.”
- A bad bite also can cause problems when chewing and talking. Not to mention too much wear, grinding, and clenching.
- Crooked or crowded teeth, as well as overbites and underbites, can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. That’s because overlapping teeth can be tough to clean.
- The AAO recommends that children see an orthodontist no later than age 7, even if there are no problems. That’s because the jaw is still developing and it’s best to catch issues early.
- All mentioned defects are well treated and taken care by the specialist dentist which is "Orthodontist".
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