What is an Orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dentist who specialises in straightening your teeth by correcting misalignment or overcrowding of teeth to achieve aesthetically pleasing dentition.
What kind of specialised training does an orthodontist undergo?
In addition to regular dental training which lasts for 4 years, an orthodontist will undergo specialized orthodontic training for another 2-3 years.
How does an Orthodontist straighten your teeth?
An orthodontist uses several tools to straighten your teeth and treat problems with occlusion such as braces, aligners, retainers and palatal expanders. In case of overcrowding, some of your teeth may have to be extracted.
How long does Orthodontic treatment last?
Treatment generally lasts about 1-2 years, but with some new treatment modalities you made be able to obtain straighter teeth in 6 months.