Orthodontist (Advice & Referral)
Orthodontics is the practice of straightening teeth.
When teeth are crooked, crowded or misaligned, orthodontic treatment is used to achieve a much straighter and even bite. Through various orthodontic appliances, gentle pressure is continuously applied to move teeth into the correct position.
Orthodontic treatment is not just for children. In these modern days, adults can also benefit from having braces. No matter what age you are, orthodontics can help just about anyone. Orthodontics may be easier for children and teens as their jaw bones are “softer” and still developing , making it easier to move teeth into position. In adults, it is not impossible to have braces but as the bone is more mature, teeth movement will take a little longer.
An orthodontist is a dental specialist whose practice is limited to the field of orthodontics. Orthodontists complete at least two extra years of post graduate training to hone their skills. Either an orthodontist or dentist who does dental braces determine the need for dental treatment and will monitor your bite until he or she feels you are ready to start your orthodontic work.