An orthodontist is a dentist who specialises in the prevention and treatment of irregularities with the teeth and jaws.
In most cases an orthodontist will treat children and teenagers who suffer with dental issues such as misaligned teeth and overcrowding and will typically correct these problems with dental braces.
However, it is not just younger people who can benefit from orthodontics as adults can also avail of these treatments to improve:
- The appearance of teeth
- Overall dental health
Today’s orthodontic treatments are not confined to traditional braces as a dentist can also offer clear aligners or lingual braces which are more discreet and far less noticeable.