Orthodontics is a specialized form of dentistry, focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial misalignments.
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received 2 to 3 years of additional training and experience in orthodontics specifically. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve your smile.
What's the best age to visit an orthodontics?
If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of 7; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you're considering treatment for yourself, or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.