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What is Orthodontics?

In short, orthodontics involves an orthodontist who is a specialist that focuses primarily on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of facial and dental irregularities. This can involve everythingWhat is Orthodontics? from malocclusions or bad bites to a wide range of other dental related issues. Keep in mind that an orthodontist receives several years of additional training that includes extensive clinical experience in order to achieve the level of fully accredited orthodontist. An orthodontist is an expert in fixing misalignments of the jaw or teeth [1].

Overcrowding of Teeth

Overcrowding of TeethThis is important because defects in the jaw or teeth can result in speech related issues, poor oral hygiene and even an inability to chew and speak naturally. Whether it is the overcrowding of teeth or dealing with dental braces, one thing is sure and that is that an orthodontist can help patients considerably with a wide range of dental problems. For example, the overcrowding of teeth is a common problem that is often addressed through orthodontics [2]. In many instances there is a lack of jawbone space in a patient. This results in adult teeth coming in crowded or misaligned.Restructure the Jaw

Restructure the Jaw

An orthodontist is able to realign teeth using various types of devices and treatments as necessary. In other situations, and orthodontist may adjust teeth in order to reshape the entire face or correct a bad bite. An orthodontist is able to realign and restructure the jaw, teeth and even the lips to produce a more attractive smile. An orthodontist can also help patients through the use of a wide range of different types of dental braces in use today [3]. To learn more about orthodontics and all it has to offer, contact your dentist in Tigard, Dr. Rashidi at Washington Square Dental for an initial consultation today.


[1] What is Orthodontics and what is it Used for Today
[2] Orthodontics and Invisalign For Nicer Looking Teeth 
[3] What is Orthodontics and What Does an Orthodontist Do?