Orthodontists diagnose and treat teeth positioned incorrectly in your jaw. They also correct jaw abnormalities. This can help you feel more confident about your smile and have a well functioning bite.
Orthodontics is a subspecialty of dentistry focused on the treatment of crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, misaligned teeth, corrective jaw surgeries, and facial skeletal problems.
Orthodontists have a variety of solutions for corrective treatment, including braces and clear aligners.
Orthodontists treat children, teens, and adults.
What procedures do orthodontists perform?
Orthodontists can perform the following procedures:
Specifically, orthodontists may:
This isn't an exhaustive list. Your orthodontist may offer other services that aren't listed here.
Get in touch with your local orthodontist to see if they can do the procedures you're looking for.
What conditions do orthodontists treat?
Orthodontists treat both dental problems involving the teeth and skeletal problems involving the jaw.
Problems with teeth:
Problems with jaw bones (skeletal problems):
This isn't an exhaustive list of conditions that an orthodontist can treat. Get in touch with your local orthodontist to find out the full range of conditions that they'll be able to treat.
What should I ask an orthodontist?
Top questions to ask an orthodontist during your appointment include: