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What is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating crooked teeth, bad bites and poorly aligned jaws . They have the expertise to use appliances like braces to straighten the teeth for a smile that not only looks amazing but as well as functional.

What Type of Training Does an Orthodontist Have?

Every orthodontist undergoes a full three years of full-time study of specialist training in the field of orthodontics after they get their six year degree from dental school. During their residency, aspiring orthodontists spend some more time in the hospital and gain extensive clinical experience as they treat actual patients. At the same time, every orthodontic resident is involved in clinical or basic research. When they’re finished, they must pass examinations to become a certified specialist in orthodontics. So, after high school, your orthodontist had to go to school for 9 or 10 more years before they could start perfecting patients’ smiles.

Between fixed and removable plates, metal braces, ceramic braces and clear aligners, there are treatments to suit every need and lifestyle. If you want to straighten your teeth, it’s essential that you visit an orthodontist. An orthodontist has the skills and training to determine the root cause of your misalignment, whether it’s dental or skeletal, and recommend the right treatment for your individual needs. This can help patients avoid surgery and extractions and ensures dramatic dental and facial results that last a lifetime.

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