by Brianne DeSantis, D.M.D.
Orthodontists are dental specialists who, after graduating from dental school, must successfully complete a minimum of two to three additional years of residency. Orthodontist’s devote their professional lives to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
Many parents aren’t aware that the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. An orthodontist can spot subtle problems with emerging teeth and jaw growth, even while some baby teeth are still present. A check-up can reveal any current needs for treatment, inform parents that treatment should be considered when the child is older, or provide the good news that treatment may not be needed. More and more adults are also seeking treatment, with more than one million now in treatment across U.S. and Canada. Healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age!
Tips to keep your teeth safe from decay and protect your braces:
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