Orthodontists and dentists both help patients in restoring their oral health, but in very different ways. Dentistry is a broad medical specialty concerned with the teeth, gums, nerves, and jaw. Whereas, orthodontics is a subspecialty of dentistry concerned with correcting bites, occlusion, and tooth straightness. Dental SPA is always here for you.
As a dental specialist, an orthodontist must complete additional training, similar to how a doctor must complete additional training to become a surgeon. Another distinction is that orthodontists specialize in assisting patients with tooth alignment, improving their bite, and fitting them for corrective braces and devices. A dentist will refer a patient to an orthodontist if the latter has an overbite.
Consider your dentist to be a general dental health professional and your orthodontist to be a specialist in his field. A visit to the dentist can resolve the majority of common dental issues.
Your dentist can diagnose and treat tooth pain, tooth decay, etc. They can also treat gum disease, oral inflammation, and infections. But your dentist may refer you to an orthodontist in some cases. Jaw misalignment, tooth crowding, and palate expansion may all necessitate the services of an orthodontist.
It is also recommended that all children be evaluated by an orthodontist before the age of seven to determine whether braces will be required.
While a dentist can provide orthodontic care in addition to extractions, TMJ treatments, and fillings, entrusting your smile to an orthodontist can better balance the various procedures you require.
To learn more about the differences between dentists and orthodontists or to schedule a consultation with Dental SPA, please contact our office at (407) 330-3601. We are located at 205 Towne Center Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771.
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