What is an orthodontist?

What is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dental healthcare professional whose main goal is to help you get perfectly aligned teeth and jaws. If you encounter problems such as underbite, overbite, crowded teeth, gaps, spaces, overjet, impacted teeth, and hypodontia, then it is an orthodontist who will come to your rescue.

Unlike dentists, orthodontists study even further for three years, specializing in facial growth and development, oral biology, and biomechanics. In order to get your dental issues treated, an orthodontist will make use of different types of appliances that will move, guide and rearrange the positions of your teeth and jaws.

These appliances are either permanent or temporary, or are used for active treatment or maintenance. They include braces/aligners, headgears, bumpers, retainers, space maintainers, and splints.

Before any treatment is provided, an orthodontist will first go through your medical history, then examine your teeth. Next, he will take out an X-ray of your teeth and then decide upon the best orthodontic treatment plan to get your dental issues fixed.

Center for Orthodontics, by Dr. Narula and assisted by her team of dental professionals, specializes in providing high-quality orthodontic treatments for kids and adults alike. We work on providing long-lasting dental solutions to all community members, especially the people from Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Plam Springs and Palm Desert.

So, if you wish for your smile to be perfected, then do come down for a visit our office or call us at 760-340-2026.