Why is it important to see an orthodontist for braces?
Orthodontics is a special area of dentistry that concentrates on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial abnormalities. As an orthodontist, Dr. Julie Whang has specialized training beyond dental school, including three years of additional post-graduate studies. Orthodontists don’t just straighten teeth; their training enables them to correct misaligned jaw structure and improve the overall function of your smile.
At Arcadia Dentaldontics, we understand the benefits of enjoying a perfectly aligned smile. Many people choose to have orthodontic treatment because they want to improve their appearance. But crooked teeth can lead to problems that go beyond esthetics.
If your teeth are not properly aligned, you're at risk for a variety of oral health problems. Crooked and crowded teeth make proper oral hygiene difficult, which can result in periodontal disease. Misaligned teeth also lead to problems with your dental bite, which in turn can lead to teeth grinding, excessive wearing of teeth, and even TMJ.
Dentistry has many areas of specialty, and choosing an orthodontist for your braces makes sense. Advanced skill and training allows Dr. Whang to create a plan for treatment that takes your overall oral health into consideration.
We would be happy to provide more information about orthodontics and how they can improve your life. Please call today, and we’ll arrange a complimentary consultation so we can answer all your questions.