Even with so many dental practitioners offering their services to the public, it can still be difficult to find the most suitable choice. This is because aside from the need to be comfortable with the dental service provider, there must also be confidence that the one chosen can provide quality dental services as well. Aside from reputation, their information can be obtained from referrals and recommendations not only of relatives and friends but also by organizations relevant to the practice.
This is especially so in specialized dental services such as orthodontics. All orthodontists have been required to undergo training to be certified for the practice. However, there is a reality that not everyone can have equal expertise and capabilities even with the same level of education and training. That is why making a wise choice is critical.
Orthodontists are the specialists for teeth alignment. However, there are certain conditions that would require more work than others and thus more expertise. Some patients would require not only the fitting and wearing of braces but would require the performance of procedures that are already categorized as dental surgery.
There are surgical procedures done on the teeth and jaw bones to achieve teeth alignment. The placement of implants and implant-supported prosthesis is an orthodontic surgical treatment as it already involves the bones. Apiectomy is another orthodontic surgical treatment because of the need to remove part of an underlying bone structure. A procedure known as Fiberotomy is performed to prevent teeth from relapsing by severing the fibers around the tooth. It would be advisable to find orthodontists who are likewise qualified dental surgeons.
Many orthodontists are now recommending the use of invisalign as an option for teeth alignment. Invisalign is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners which offers cosmetic advantages. With no unsightly metal wires used by traditional metal braces, this transparent teeth aligners make teeth straightening more acceptable to many. There are people who have doubts about the use of braces because of its effects on looks and the cost.
The advantages of invisalign include the elimination of the usual problems associated with traditional braces such as demineralization and tooth decay due to the difficulty in cleaning. There is also not much restriction on the kind of food since invisalign can be removed when eating. It is also believed to provide quicker results for lesser pain to patients.