Orthodontists study orthodontics, which is a specialty field of dentistry. Orthodontists primarily deal with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of misaligned teeth and jaws. Orthodontists are experts in fitting braces and clear aligners to set a patient’s teeth. They work to restructure the face in order to fix improper bites or crooked teeth. Orthodontists have special training in dental school after they graduated in dentistry.
Symptoms and Treatments of Malpositioned Teeth?
Patients who see orthodontists have characteristics of malpositioned teeth and jaws. Treatment comes in the form braces, clear aligners and retainers. These oral devices help to move teeth and jaw bones to a more correct position and refined occlusion. After a treatment of braces or clear alignment device, orthodontists often prescribe retainers to wear part-time or full-time, usually at night. In severe malocclusions, a combination of orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery will be necessary.
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