Common Orthodontic Questions:
An orthodontist is a dental specialist that has not only completed college and 4 years of dental school, but has also completed an additional 2 to 3 years residency program accredited by the ADA of advanced education in orthodontics. This allowes certification as a specialist.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, an orthodontist should examine most children by the age of seven. Some issues with jaw development may be best treated during the ages 8-10
While patients are more likely to understand good service than they are excellent treatment, a good orthodontist is able to combine the two.
It's never too late to perfect your smile -- just ask the increasing number of adults who are rushing to the orthodontist. The number of adults seeking treatment either with braces or clear aligners is increasing yearly as more information about the importance of function and occlusion are discovered.
Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints are corrected. This can help with appearance and funtion of the teeth, often helping to eliminate other problems like crowns, bridges, and implants they may be needed due to poor occlusion.
Visit the official site of the American Association of Orthodontists to read more commonly asked questions about braces and orthodontics.