What Are the Benefits of Choosing an Orthodontist?

More and more people are choosing to have orthodontic therapy, as it’s possible to have adult braces that are extremely discreet. One of the questions often asked by patients visiting the Cosmetic Dentistry Center is what is the benefit of choosing an orthodontist?

Orthodontist Is a Highly Trained Specialist

There are a number of general dentists who offer orthodontic treatment and who will have undergone additional training in fitting particular orthodontic braces. Their services can be very effective in treating straightforward cases, but orthodontists are very highly trained specialists. This means they have elected to continue their education once qualifying as a general dentist, attending an accredited orthodontic residency program for another two or three years before they are able to qualify and practice as an orthodontist. This additional education enables orthodontists to evaluate people’s teeth and jaw development in much greater depth and can be a huge advantage in helping to identify issues with the way teeth bite together. You might be better off visiting an orthodontist if you have more complex bite problems that would benefit from specialized treatment.

Early Orthodontic Treatment Can Help Minimize Problems Later On

It can also be extremely beneficial for children to visit an orthodontist, and in fact the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children who may need dental braces are assessed around the age of seven. The reason for this early visit is that orthodontists are trained to detect certain problems such as the way the jaw will develop, and early intervention can sometimes help to minimize the amount of treatment required later on.

Another reason for visiting an orthodontist is that they specialize in straightening teeth and helping to create more perfect smiles. Orthodontists see patients with crooked smiles on a daily basis and have much more experience than the general dentists. This experience can be invaluable when deciding which type of orthodontic brace or other orthodontic appliances will provide the best results.

The Cosmetic Dentistry Center Offers Lots of Different Orthodontic Braces

The Cosmetic Dentistry Center is able to offer patients a full range of orthodontic appliances, including invisible braces such as Invisalign, and braces that are designed to provide more cosmetically oriented results. Cosmetic braces tend to work on the teeth that are visible when smiling.

Will You Use Fixed or Removable Braces?

Many adult patients will find Invisalign works perfectly well for their needs as the technology used is highly advanced and can be utilized to treat a number of different orthodontic issues. However some patients may benefit from fixed braces. Modern fixed braces are far more discreet, as many have clear or ceramic brackets and they might even have tooth colored wires. Some are lingual braces meaning they are bonded onto the inside surfaces of teeth so they are virtually invisible. Fixed braces are still popular as they can sometimes provide better results than removable braces. The reason for this is that our orthodontist at the Cosmetic Dentistry Center is able to more precisely move the teeth through using fixed braces, helping to give you a more perfect smile.

Contact Us to Find out How to Get Your Perfect Smile

If you’re interested in finding out more about orthodontic treatment then it’s best to contact us to book an appointment with our orthodontist. A thorough examination of your teeth and jaws will enable our orthodontist to see exactly which type of brace would work best for you, and to discuss how long treatment would take and how much it will cost. It may be faster and more affordable than you think.

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