An orthodontist can correct your dental irregularities
An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in correcting dental and facial irregularities such as bite correction, teeth straightening and occlusion. If you need an orthodontist in El Paso, Horizon City or Socorro, then the Dental Ark can help. They are a dental clinic and they have a team that includes regular dentists, pediatric dentists as well as an orthodontist.
An orchardist also had to attend a dental faculty to become a DDS or DMD. To become a licensed orthodontist the candidate must also complete a 2 or 3-year residency on Orthodontics at an approved faculty or dental school. Only a small percentage of dentists practice as orthodontists. Admission to an orthodontic program is highly selective and the educational requirements are challenging and demanding.
A a dentist specialise is general oral health and performs dental examinations and treatments such as gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures, cleaning and whitening. An orthodontist deals with correcting irregularities such as overbites, underbites, cross bites, crooked teeth, misaligned teeth and crowded teeth. An orthodontist will often fit braces or related devices.
An orthodontist will also deal with problems such as temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and jaw correction. An orthodontist will often decide what device or procedure is best to correct teeth and jaw irregularities. In many cases a dentist will refer a patient to an orthodontist in cases of irregularities such as overbites and under bites.
It is a good idea to schedule an orthodontist appointment for your child at around 7 years of age. Orthodontic treatment might not be necessary, but an examination can identify potential problems and the best time to start treatment.
When you select the Dental Arc as your clinic of choice you have access to both pediatric dentists as well as an orthodontist.