Orthodontists help patients improve the quality of their oral health. They specialize in correcting bites, straightens teeth, and correct occlusion. Many people use the term orthodontist and dentist interchangeably, but they are actually quite different from each other. Though they have similarities, orthodontia is a specific type of dental care and treat certain types of dental problems. Though not everyone needs to see an orthodontist 33304, seeing a dentist at least twice a year is highly recommended.
How Can Orthodontic Treatment Help?
Orthodontists receive special training to fix misaligned teeth and bite problems. An orthodontist has several tools to solve alignment problems such as Invisalign and braces. Here are types of treatment an orthodontist provides to improve the position of your teeth and oral function:
- Treating an improper bite
- Improving chewing and speaking ability
- Straightening crooked teeth
- Closing wide gaps between teeth
- Aligning the teeth
- Corrects poorly aligned jaw
Types of Orthodontic Appliances
An orthodontist utilizes different types of dental appliances both fixed and removable to help retrain muscles, move teeth, and affect the growth of the jaws. Depending on the severity of your problem, your orthodontist will determine what orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective. Here are different dental appliances used (fixed and removable) to fix teeth and issues with your jaw:
- Special fixed appliances
- Fixed spaced maintainers
- Aligners (Invisalign)
- Removable space maintainers
- Jaw repositioning appliances
Need an Orthodontist 33304?
Your dentist and orthodontist will always work together to achieve excellent results for you. Throughout your orthodontic treatment, you still need to see your dentist for regular checkups and cleaning. If you have any questions regarding orthodontist 33304 and orthodontics in general, contact us to schedule a consultation at 1500 Dental for more information.