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Locating an Orthodontist

As orthodontists are a specialized branch of dentistry, an orthodontist is not as easy to find as a dentist but there will be one near you somewhere. Usually our dentist will recommend an orthodontist if they feel we need one but it is not everybody that will use an orthodontist just because they were recommended, it is their teeth that are to be dealt with and so they like to find out more about who they are trusting them to. Although in small towns there may only be one orthodontist, in the cities and especially London, there are plenty to choose from an so to find one that you would be happy with, like many other things, you can look on the internet at reviews for orthodontists. To review private orthodontist london just type in orthodontist, London and reviews. When you do this you may see that one orthodontist may be recommended by over 1,200 different dentists and so they would be a good review to start with. All orthodontists though are very well trained and were once dentists themselves. After completing and passing 5 years of training to become a dentist, if a dentist wants to continue with an additional 3 years of training in order to become an orthodontist, they will first have to complete several years of experience as a regular dentist first, otherwise they will not be accepted to even start an orthodontist course. What they learn in that additional 3 years is the structure of the jaw and teeth so that they are able to recommend and provide a range of treatments that can be as diverse as aligning a misaligned jaw to straightening crooked teeth. Many of an orthodontist’s treatments include the fitting of braces and although at one time there was only one type of braces that could be fitted, today a patient has several choices to choose from. Everybody knows the traditional braces which are made of wire and can be seen on the outside of the teeth and although they are still used today, invisible braces are becoming far more popular or obvious reasons. These types of braces will have to be worn for months in order to be effective and many people do not want to be seen wearing braces, especially for that length of time and so that is why the so called invisible braces have become as popular as they have. One of these more popular braces are called lingual braces and whilst they are still made of wire, the same as the traditional braces, these are worn on the inside of the teeth where they cannot so easily be seen. Unlike the traditional braces, lingual braces do not cause irritation or discomfort to the inside of the mouth but they can be expensive. Invisalign braces are also hard to spot as although they cover the teeth, they are clear. Invisalign is often cheaper than lingual braces and a n added advantage they have is that they can easily be removed or eating.

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