What is an Orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in preventing and correcting malocclusions or misaligned teeth and jaws.
Orthodontists help you maintain a good bite so you could chew and speak comfortably and effectively. They treat many problems like crowded or overlapping teeth and certain other problems involving jaw growth and tooth development.
Tooth and jaw problems could be a result of accidents, cavities, premature loss of baby teeth and certain habits like thumb sucking. Other problems may also be hereditary.
The more advanced and special training of orthodontists allows them to straighten teeth and correct the alignment of the jaws. Seeking the help of an orthodontist enhances your oral health, your overall appearance and your self-esteem.