Orthodontist - Tooth Essentials


An orthodontist is a dental specialist who is trained to diagnose and treat dental and facial irregularities. They use braces, retainers, and other appliances to straighten teeth, correct bite problems, and improve the overall appearance of the smile.

Orthodontic treatment can be used to correct a wide range of dental problems, including:

  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Overbite, underbite, or crossbite
  • Open bite or deep bite
  • Misaligned jaw or jaw pain
  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Speech problems
  • Teeth grinding or clenching

Orthodontists use a variety of appliances to achieve these results, including traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, lingual braces (braces that are placed on the back of the teeth), and Invisalign (clear removable aligners). They will also use retainers, headgear and other appliances to help maintain the correct position of teeth after treatment.

Orthodontic treatment typically takes several months or even years. The length of treatment depends on the complexity of the case and the patient’s cooperation in following the orthodontist’s instructions.

Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teenagers, adults can also benefit from the treatment. If you are experiencing any of the problems mentioned above or are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, it may be worth consulting with an orthodontist for a evaluation.