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The Path To Finding Better Options

Responsibilities Entailed In An Orthodontist

Orthodontics is a kind of dental specialty that is dealing with the alignment of teeth as well as jaws that are positioned incorrectly. It helps in improving the appearance of the teeth and also, its functionality and healthy when the procedure is done. And orthodontist is what you call to a person who has vast knowledge in orthodontics.

On the other hand, orthodontics is a type of approach done to straighten/move non-aligned teeth and enhance its appearance and functionality at the same time. The dental professional will choose the most suitable treatment for your situation. Regardless of the irregularities that you have in your oral health, it’s their responsibility to diagnose, prevent and treat it.

Let’s face the fact that it is hard to clean non-aligned and crooked teeth and for that, they are vulnerable to losses as a result of periodontal diseases and even dental caries. In addition to that, having such problem may put more strain and stress on the chewing muscles that can potentially lead to shoulder, head, back and neck pain while at times, TMJ disorders.

The best step to deal with such issue if you are already experiencing such is to go to an orthodontist. Before starting to work on fixing your teeth, they will first assess its current condition. By using various diagnostic tools such as photographs, x-rays, clinical exams and even plaster models, your orthodontist will learn whether you can undergo the treatment or not.

In addition to that, if you have conditions similar to the following, then rest assure that you’ll be a perfect candidate for orthodontic treatment.

Number 1. Underbite – it is simple to identify if you have underbite like when your front one is too far back or the lower part of your teeth sticks out.

Number 2. Overbite – much like, it is just the opposite of underbite.

Number 3. Open bite – if there is an open slot in your biting surfaces, then you have open bite.

Number 4. Spacing – in general, these are the gaps and the spaces between teeth.

Number 5. Crowding – it should be fixed in case that there are more teeth for your dental ridge to accommodate than normal.

Number 6. Crossbite – this happen when your teeth’s upper portion doesn’t come down in front of the lower teeth.

Number 7. Misplaced midline – simply, these are just lower and upper molars that are misaligned.

There are different tools and devices that an orthodontist use in retaining oral muscles and help teeth in moving with your jaws. Either it is removable (aligners, removable space maintainers, jaw repositioning appliances, palatal expander etc.) or fixed (braces, special fixed appliances and fixed space maintainers), these should be done by putting pressure on your jaws or teeth. Always take into account that any orthodontists should have access to these appliances otherwise, they won’t be able to do their job correctly.