Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that aims to improve the appearance, position and function of crooked or abnormally arranged teeth. Orthodontics uses devices such as a brace to correct the position of misaligned teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q) What is the difference between a dentist and a orthodontist?
A) An orthodontist is a specialist in orthodontics and mainly deals with straight teeth.
Q) What procedures are considered orthodontic?
A) Fixing metal braces are an orthodontic procedure.
Q) Do braces weaken the teeth?
A) No, but it can increase the chances of tooth decay.
Q) Can braces change your face shape?
A) Yes, having braces can align your jaw and face to how it should be.
Q) What exactly does orthodontics mean?
A) Orthodontics is the science behind straight teeth and braces treatments.
Q) Can an orthodontist pull teeth?
A) No, an orthodontist mainly deals with straight teeth, so there wouldn't be a reason to.