There are more benefits to teeth straightening than just having an aesthetically pleasing smile, which is why you should always put your orthodontic treatment in the hands of the most skilled and experienced practitioners.
There’s often confusion around the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist.
Dentists have completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery which takes 5 years, and their areas of expertise include overall oral health, and cosmetic and general dentistry; mainly fixing and restoring teeth with treatments like fillings, crowns, dentures, and veneers. Some dentists will provide teeth straightening treatments, but they’re not specialists in orthodontics.
Orthodontists are trained dentists who have completed this same degree, as well as an additional 3 years of postgraduate study and specialist training in a Master of Orthodontics, which focuses specifically on teeth straightening and jaw alignment. Both of these things are important because the proper function of your teeth and jaw has a big impact on your overall oral health.
How we can help?
Orthodontic treatment can help to address:
Crooked, awkwardly spaced teeth and a misaligned jaw
Digestive issues caused by issues chewing food properly
Plaque and bacteria buildup, with less gaps for it to flourish
Strain on the neck and jaw muscles with better bite function
Gum disease and cavities, with easily maintainable oral health
Why you should choose East Midlands Orthodontics
At East Midlands Orthodontics, we’re specialists in teeth straightening and jaw alignment for optimal oral health and aesthetics.
With more than 40 years’ experience, our Principal Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Robbie Wood, is one of the most experienced and highly respected specialist orthodontists in Nottingham, and has cultivated a team of experts focused on providing patients with the most effective orthodontic treatments possible.