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How is an orthodontist different from a dentist?
An orthodontist is a qualified dentist who has gone on to study in the field of orthodontics through multiple years of postgraduate schooling. While both an orthodontist and a dentist are trained to treat patients for dental requirements (such as fillings and overall oral health), an orthodontist concentrates on correcting the misalignment of teeth and jaws as well as ensuring overall facial symmetry.
Why should I choose a Specialist Orthodontist for my treatment?
A Specialist Orthodontist has the knowledge and expertise to properly and efficiently guide your teeth and jaw into alignment. While some dentists can still provide you with braces, Specialist Orthodontists have a wide range of orthodontic treatment options at their disposal and can tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs, ensuring you get the best possible results out of treatment.
Should I still see my regular dentist during orthodontic treatment?
Yes. It is important for you to continue your regular dentist appointments throughout orthodontic treatment. This is so that your teeth can be checked for decay and your gums examined for signs of disease.