What is Orthodontics and what do Orthodontists do?

Orthodontics is a specific field of dentistry which helps to prevent and treat dental and facial abnormalities such as crooked teeth and bad bites. An orthodontist is a specialized dentist that received an additional 2-3 years of specialized education beyond dental school who is equipped with the skills necessary to move teeth and jaws into the correct positions. In the pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence, a small percentage of orthodontists voluntarily take additional tests and present their own cases to the American Board of Orthodontics, obtaining the highest distinction available, board certification.
 

What are the Benefits of Orthodontics?

Some of the possible benefits of orthodontic care include:

 

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