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Did you know?. . . An orthodontist is a dentist, but a general dentist is rarely an orthodontist. Both orthodontists and general dentists complete four years of dental school, after their bachelor’s degrees, and both are doctors of dentistry. However, to practice with the title of orthodontist, a dentist must complete advanced dental education requirements in orthodontics to practice their craft. After dental school, a general dentist develops their skills during an additional 36-month residency focused on specialized orthodontic training and must pass a certification exam to officially become a practicing orthodontist. Only a dentist with this orthodontic training, education, and credentials can be licensed to practice as an orthodontist.
Metal Braces apply gentle pressure to gradually shift your teeth into place. Adult braces are specifically designed for adults and can correct crowded or crooked teeth, crossbites, overbites, and underbites, and gaps between teeth. Dental metal braces can be a viable and customizable solution for children, teens, and adults alike.
Invisalign® uses clear, plastic aligner trays to gradually and gently shift your teeth into proper position. These trays are almost invisible when you’re wearing them and are taken out when you eat or brush your teeth – allowing you to keep your mouth healthy while you’re undergoing treatment. Patients who want to wear clear aligners to achieve a straighter smile must wear their aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day, or anytime they are not eating or brushing their teeth.
Ceramic braces involve composite materials and differing levels of transparency to mimic your natural teeth color. Ceramic braces are similar in style to traditional metal braces.
Braces offer many benefits and can protect your dental health and improve the look and function of your smile, teeth, and bite.
Overlapping or crowded teeth can be tricky to clean, which can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Malocclusion or a misaligned bite can cause problems with chewing and put excess stress on the chewing muscles, resulting in facial pain.
Modern braces can resolve many of these problems and are less obtrusive, more comfortable, and more effective than ever before.
Don’t let crooked teeth, poorly aligned bites, and crowded smiles get you down when proven-successful solutions are available at Smile With Style Orthodontics. Call the office or click to book online today.