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Orthodontics : a special branch of dentistry

By: T E Waeland.   
Date Added : July 9, 2011 Views : 238

You might have seen the numerous advertisements in newspapers and websites about dentists who specialize in aligning teeth. But do you know that the dentists who specialize in the art of teeth straightening are known as orthodontists? You may be surprised to know that an orthodontist has a number of years of specialized training beyond dental school in which he masters the art of aligning teeth. The work of a specialist is way beyond the simple drilling and filling of a tooth.

Orthodontists are trained professionals who deal with the study of malocclusions that are caused as a result of irregularities in teeth. These dentists specialize in treating dental displacements. Many patients develop facial imbalances due to improper alignment of teeth, jaws and lips. These dentists are able to tackle such issues and correct the crooked teeth. Thus, to enhance your smile, make use of a cosmetic dentist. Did you know that, at any given time, over 4 million people in United States are wearing braces? Out of those, around 25% areadults.

To correct the misalignment of teeth, a cosmetic dentist utilizes a variety of methods. To rectify minor errors, braces are usually used. This is done in cases, when the alignment of the patient’s teeth is classed as being clinically normal but braces are used to enhance their smile. With the advancement of technology, a wide variety of braces is now available on the market. You can choose ceramic braces which are match the colour of teeth and can be used as an alternative to metal braces. These are very strong and durable. If your teeth need fine tuning, Invisalign braces made of plastic are the best solution. For patients who want to correct their teeth alignment within a period of one year, fast braces are also available.

In cases where the teeth are completely out of alignment and there is no other way to rectify their arrangement by application of invisible braces, dental surgery is usually carried out. The surgery is quite critical as it often involves working upon the bone structure that supports the teeth. Therefore the role of a specialist is very important in this scenario. Besides, on obtaining perfectly aligned teeth, you’d have the most beautiful smile. So, look for a good dentist as soon as possible. To find the best dentist in your neighbourhood, check out the web and type your query in the search engine. You will get a complete list of all the dentists in your area. Check out the reviews of these dentists and make an appointment as soon as possible to sort out your dental health problems.

Terence Waeland is the author of this article on Implants. Find more information on Dentists here.

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