Similar to becoming a medical specialist, such as a surgeon or an internist, orthodontists complete orthodontic residency program for two to three years after dental school.
The goal of early orthodontic treatment is to intercept developing problems, eliminate the cause, guide the growth of facial and jaw bones, and provide adequate space for permanent teeth.
Nothing can prevent 100% of tooth movement, but when retainers are worn as prescribed, they are the best tool available to minimize movement.
Myths be gone! The American Association of Orthodontists sets the record straight on seven common myths about orthodontic treatment.
A mouth guard is one of the most inexpensive pieces of protective gear available to young athletes, especially when compared to the high cost of restoring a knocked out or broken tooth.