Who is an orthodontist?
The orthodontist is a physician who improves the appearance of the teeth, providing them with an even position and proper functioning, and correcting the wrong bite.
To begin practice in the field of orthodontics, a graduate of a medical university should light a specialization for 2-3 years. The practitioner must continually improve the level of skills in accordance with innovative technologies.
Orthodontist - first of all a doctor, whose work results to hide from others will be problematic. That's why it's so important to find a competent specialist. Unfortunately, the presence of vast experience is not a guarantee of the professionalism of the orthodontist. A decisive place in the final choice is played by an initial consultation, on which:
- pay attention to how widely the doctor covers the essence of the problem and the ways to solve it;
- Orthodontist clearly, clearly and logically answers all your questions;
- the specialist offers modern treatment technologies with the rationale for choosing a bracket system;
- get reliable information about the advanced manufacturers, positive and negative aspects of treatment.
When should I contact an orthodontist?
The maximum quick and high-quality correction of the position of the jaw and teeth, as well as prevent possible anomalies, the orthodontist can, the better, the less the age of the patient. The first consultation with a doctor should be planned at the age of six. However, this does not mean that adult patients are absolutely hopeless. In orthodontics there is no age limit, the complexity of treatment lies in the ability of the adult organism to adapt to the long healing and recovery period, as well as the condition of the teeth. The most numerous group of orthodontists are teenagers.
First of all, to consult a specialist makes sense if you experience discomfort and uncertainty in your smile. Common problems with which go to the reception:
- uneven teeth;
- inconvenience when closing jaws;
- problems with chewing and biting food;
- absence of teeth;
- facial injuries with jaw and teeth damage;
- incorrect position of one of the jaws;
- any violations - a "deep", "open" bite;
- "Bored" arrangement of teeth of the lower jaw.
Very often an orthodontist is sent by a dentist for preventive examination, if prosthetics can not be performed or for the purpose of treatment.