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What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Many types of appliances, including braces, are used to make these corrections.
What is the difference between an orthodontist and a regular dentist?
A dentist may perform any type of orthodontic treatment he or she feels capable of doing. Orthodontists, however, are dental specialists who received a dental degree, and additionally must have at least two continuous years of advanced study in orthodontics as required by the American Dental Association. An orthodontist is an expert at moving teeth, helping jaws develop properly and working with the patient to help make sure the teeth stay in their new position. Only those who complete such a program and who have such expertise are eligible to belong to the American Association of Orthodontists.
Both dentists and orthodontics work together for the overall health and appearance of your smile. For recommendations on Amazing Smiles' preferred dental partners, talk to a member of our team!