Why is orthodontics important?
An attractive smile and improved self-image are just two of the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Alleviating and preventing physical health problems is just as important. Without treatment, orthodontic problems can lead to gum disease or bone loss, tooth decay, chewing and digestive problems, speech impairments, tooth loss or excess wearing down of the teeth, and other dental injuries.
Why should you choose an orthodontic specialist?
Teeth, and sometimes entire facial structures, are permanently changed by orthodontic treatment.
It is important that the treatment be appropriate and properly completed. All orthodontists are
dentists however only 6% of dentists are orthodontists. Orthodontists attend an additional two to
three years of a residency after dental school to specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and
treatment of dental and facial irregularities. How do you know that your doctor is an orthodontist? Only orthodontists can belong to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).