Orthodontic treatment can be life-changing at any age. Consumers seeking a more attractive smile don’t have to look very far for aligners. And orthodontic treatment is now offered in all kinds of settings, even online. But before embarking on treatment, you owe it to yourself to get the opinion of an orthodontist. Only doctors who have graduated from four years of college, followed by four years of dental school, and the successfully completion of an additional two to three years of education in an accredited orthodontic residency program, can call themselves “orthodontists”.
Why choose an orthodontist for moving teeth? Because an orthodontist’s perspective is different and goes beyond the visual aspect of teeth. Improved appearance is what most patients are looking for and that can yield tremendous benefits in self-esteem. But an orthodontist doesn’t stop there. An orthodontist will provide his or her client with a detailed diagnosis and treatment plan that considers the current misalignment, the movement required to achieve straight teeth, and the right treatment plan to get there. Since orthodontists are trained to consider the jaw and facial structure as well as the position of the teeth, the result they strive for is stable, functional, and visually appealing. The teeth in both jaws line up well with each other allowing effective biting, chewing, and speaking.
During their orthodontic specialty training and subsequent years of devoting their practice exclusively to orthodontic treatment, orthodontists master the complex process of achieving a stable and attractive smile for their patients. So, if you’re looking for a solution that goes beyond a great looking smile, choose to work with an orthodontist. Your mouth will thank you.
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