A dentist that has completed college and dental school can then practice as a general dentist. A dentist can then choose to specialize in a particular field of dentistry. The video highlights the importance of an orthodontic specialist.
An orthodontic specialist further completes 2-3 years of study in orthodontics to specialize in that field.
The orthodontic specialist diagnoses and corrects dental and facial irregularities such as misaligned teeth and bite issues.
Reasons to Correct Malocclusion
Malocclusion (bad bite) needs to be corrected to achieve optimum dental health and prevent future problems. Malocclusion happens when the upper and lower jaw does not align when the mouth is closed. Possible issues:
• Excessive wear and tear of the teeth
• Chewing issues
• Speech problems
• Tooth decay
Jaw Size and Aesthetics
Facial appearance is affected by jaw irregularities and malocclusion. These issues may need surgery to be rectified.
To determine the correct treatment required, the orthodontist needs teeth impressions, photos, x-rays, and 3D images.
It is important to get orthodontic treatment to correct teeth and jaw irregularities. Delaying such treatment will affect your oral hygiene and cause future problems.
Consult an orthodontic specialist to acquire that perfect smile.