Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry involved in the straightening of teeth and alignment of the jaws. Correctly aligned teeth help with the functions of eating and chewing. Straight teeth will also help boost self confidence and self esteem.
Should I see an orthodontist or a dentist?
All dental professionals play an important part in ensuring you have the best oral health. You should visit your family dentist for regular check ups and overall maintenance of your dentition.
Orthodontic specialists have received specific certified training and are registered on the GDC specialist list. Specialists have the skills and expertise to know exactly which treatment will be best for your teeth.