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What is an Orthodontist

An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of crooked or misaligned teeth. Contrary to popular belief, this branch of dentistry is not merely about the cosmetic appearance of patient smiles, but also about their oral health. Patients who visit an orthodontist for treatment often find it easier to brush their teeth and floss. This significantly reduces the risk of developing tooth decay or periodontal disease. Some of the conditions orthodontists treat include:

  • Overbite, underbite, openbite and crossbite
  • Gaps and spacing between the teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth

Did you know…

that orthodontists are dentists who have spent an additional 2 or 3 years in specialty training following dental school? Dentists perform a broad range of work, with occasional orthodontic treatments. Orthodontists, on the other hand, only see orthodontic patients. So even if your family dentist offers to straighten your teeth, keep in mind that only an orthodontist has the type of specialized training that ensures functional and aesthetic results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to visit an orthodontist?

You only need to visit an orthodontist if one or more of your teeth are improperly aligned. Keep in mind that it is never too late to see an orthodontist – whether child or adult.

What should I expect during an orthodontic visit?

Your orthodontist will conduct an exam and use diagnostic imaging technology to determine the health of your tooth structure and whether orthodontic treatment is right for you. Orthodontic treatments usually involve the use of appliances like braces, space maintainers or jaw repositioning devices.

Will I need to follow any special instructions after meeting with an orthodontist?

Depending on the results of your visit, you may be asked to return for additional exams or follow-up visits in the future.

Cleanings We offer regular dental cleanings. Schedule an appointment for your scheduled cleaning today. Learn More
Dental Crowns Dental crowns are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth. Learn More
Fillings Fillings can be used to fill in decayed areas of the teeth, as well as to help repair chipped or broken teeth. Learn More
Conscious Sedation Fear of the dentist? We can help! We offer sedation dentistry as an option to help make your dental visit an enjoyable one. Learn More