Who Can Perform the Best Orthodontic Treatment?
Our teeth play a significant role and have a major impact on our overall health and aesthetics. Most of the time, we notice moderate to severe tooth misalignment and want to rectify it, but we don’t know what treatments and procedures are accessible. As dentistry advances, so do orthodontic treatments; we now have a variety of alternatives for treating a variety of orthodontic problems. Malalignment manifests itself in crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and biting issues.
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of misplaced teeth. If you have an issue with your teeth’ alignment, you should be seeing a qualified orthodontic practitioner.
Any dentist can lawfully provide orthodontic treatment, however specialized orthodontists have completed at least additional three years of full-time study in extra to their basic dental education.
The differentiation can be perplexing since some dentists promote that they provide orthodontic work, which many patients mistake to indicate and they are under the impression that their dentist is an orthodontist. A basic dental degree, such as a Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc or BDS), will be held by your general dentist. On the other hand, orthodontists that specialize in orthodontics have earned a master’s degree in dental studies, such as MDSc or MOrth. If you want to be certain that the individual doing your orthodontic treatment is an expert, check to see if they have this extra Master’s degree. Dentists and orthodontists can join a variety of organizations and groups in addition to their major degrees.
As orthodontic treatment is majorly concerned with teeth straightening, certified orthodontists may recommend you some of the following treatments to treat an array of orthodontic issues such as crooked teeth, jaw problems, spacing, bite issues, etc.
- Invisalign braces: This is a set of removable transparent plastic aligners. These Invisalign aligners or plastic trays can be used to treat a variety of orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, malocclusion, and tooth gaps. These are specially designed to fit the contour of your teeth, allowing them to fit tightly over your teeth and be worn the whole day, except for chewing and cleaning. Based on a 3-D picture of your teeth, our orthodontist manufactures the Invisalign trays. A new aligner tray will be provided every two weeks, tailoring the teeth’ current position.
- Metal braces: The standard way of straightening teeth is using metal braces. It is an inexpensive option when compared to more complex procedures. This method involves the use of metal brackets, elastics, and a retractable wire to move the teeth to the appropriate angles. Our orthodontists will make the adjustments to the wire and elastics at your follow-up appointments.
- Lingual braces: Identical to metal braces, lingual braces are placed on the inside surfaces of the teeth.
- Ceramic braces: These function in the very same way as standard braces, but rather than using metal brackets, they employ ceramic brackets. Due to the clear aesthetic feature, these are practically unnoticeable when compared to metal ones.