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Orthodontist Near Me

Dentistry is a wide medical field that is further divided into different branches of dental and oral medicine such as orthodontist, dentist etc. The branch consists of study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral diseases with the help of clinical examination, medication and surgery. However, the role of an Orthodontist involves the study of teeth structure, development, and any other abnormalities. The specialization is termed as dentofacial orthopaedics. 

 

 What do Orthodontists treat?

 Orthodontists are dental specialists who are trained in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of facial irregularities and dental issues. They offer a wide range of treatment options to fix bad bites, straighten crooked teeth, and correct poorly aligned jaws. Usually, they are known for straightening teeth, but they can also assist with tooth movement (affected by bad habits like thumb sucking), painful and misaligned bites and even some types of sleep apnoea. The treatment varies from one patient to another depending upon the requirement.  

Braces and retainers are one of the common treatments provided by Orthodontists to straighten teeth in order to restore proper bite and enhance the facial look and smile. However, it is not the only method of treatment; there are a variety of other treatments such as: 

  • Braces: The braces may consist of fixed or removable wires or bands. However, no one method works for every set of teeth. Individual brackets are mounted onto teeth having both arches. A metal wire is then passed through it. Later, these metal wires are connected to the molar bands. Proper positioning of the brackets and force exerted by the wire on teeth helps in aligning the teeth. 
    Orthodontic Bands: They are also known as molar bands, which are rings that are fitted around the molars or back teeth when creating a set of braces. People with tooth gaps and the misaligned tooth may need two or more such bands.  
    Archwires: An archwire can be used with braces to correct the dental positions. The force generated helps in gradually aligning the teeth. An archwire can be light or heavy, rectangular or round, braided or multi-strand.   
    Surgical procedures are also used to treat occlusions and poorly aligned jaws. The treatment depends on the level of growth of jaw bones and the complexity of the situation.

 

How to Select an Orthodontist Near You? 

Orthodontists are responsible for diagnosing and treating misalignment of the tooth. This directly impacts the face structure and smile of a person. Hence, while selecting an orthodontist; an individual should take into consideration the following points: 

The experience of the doctor in this field is one of the most important deciding factors. 
It is advisable to check the educational background of the doctor and other credentials. Make sure the doctor holds a relevant degree of orthodontics and is well-versed with the nuances of dentofacial orthopaedics. 
Before taking an appointment do not forget to check the availability of the orthodontist. 
Before undergoing any treatment, one must ask questions and disclose the entire dental issues, medical history, and allergies (if any) with the doctor. It will allow the doctor to provide the right course of treatment.

 

How to Find the Best Orthodontist near you? 

Finding a good orthodontist nearby can be a challenging task. However, you can look for the following information to filter a good orthodontist near you: 
 

  • Ask your friends, family or neighbours for recommendations 
    You can also ask your dentist about a good orthodontist in your area 
    Check online for patients’ reviews about the doctor 
    If possible, fix an appointment and meet the orthodontist. It will give you a clear idea and help you find a better doctor.

 

Consult Top Orthodontist Online on Docprime 

Docprime is here to help you find the best orthodontist near you. Docprime team has curated a list of specialists on the basis of your locality and doctor’s experience. All you need to do is download the docprime app, which is easily available on the Play Store and App Store.  Fill up the required information and you are good to go. 

Search an orthodontist on the basis of your location and other requirements. Basic details of doctors such as their academic qualifications, license, year of practice, etc. are mentioned in their profile. A review section is also there to help you read what their patients have to say. It is always better to go through the reviews before fixing the appointment.  To book an appointment, simply search for an orthodontist on the app, select one on the basis of your requirement and book an appointment. The option of online consultation is also available on the app. 

Last updated on : 07-02-2019
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