Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth to improve their appearance and functioning. It can also help maintain the long-term health of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints by distributing bite pressure evenly across all of your teeth. Orthodontists use a variety of appliances to correct the position of the teeth. An American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) orthodontist has a minimum of 3,700 hours (2 or more years) of orthodontic residency after 4 years in dental school.
This type of treatment can close wide spaces between the teeth, improve the long-term health of your gums and teeth, and return prominent teeth to their original position. In order to receive orthodontic treatment, you must not have any serious dental problems, such as extensive tooth decay or gum disease. It's important to follow the instructions given by your orthodontist and go to any appointments you have with them. Your dental team should also continue to check your teeth while you receive orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontics offers not only aesthetic benefits, but also better chewing function and better oral health. Orthodontics is an area of dentistry that diagnoses and improves the arrangement of the teeth and jaw using devices such as braces and plates. An orthodontist is a doctor who receives two or three years of additional training after graduating from dental school. Teeth move by exerting gentle and controlled forces on them, as the orthodontist uses “appliances” such as braces or transparent aligners to guide them to their ideal positions for a period of time.
Orthodontic treatment is a personalized professional service performed and supervised by a highly educated health professional. Often, children who need orthodontic treatment early can reduce their need for extensive dental procedures in the future. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should have their first orthodontic visit no later than age 7.Not all orthodontists offer this type of treatment and not all types of orthodontic problems can be successfully treated with lingual braces. The first stage of any treatment is to assess the current position of the teeth and the likelihood that they will change over time.