Orthodontic braces and elastics are the trend of the town in some cities. Teenagers are going crazy to get braces. It has become a fashion and style statement. Girls match their orthodontic elastics colors with their dresses and still there are some cities where it is still a stigma and no boy wants to get those steel brace son their teeth. On a serious note, the wires and braces are a part of serious treatment plans which the specialized doctors called orthodontists plan aiming a perfect smile for you.
Orthodontists are the dentists who take five years of professional graduate training and then a 3 year full time university course in which they get specialized training about treating the patients with malaligned teeth and skeletal growth problems of the face. They take 3 years of intensive training in this field and treat many patients during that time under the guidance of renowned doctors in the same field. The degree and then years of experience in this field make them good doctors for cases which require bone remodeling or teeth realignment done.
The right age to see an orthodontist
Many people think that teenage is the right age to see an orthodontist and many general dentists are also of the same opinion. But American association of orthodontists has suggested the age of 7 years to be the perfect age to make an orthodontic visit for the growth and dental problems to ne diagnosed at the right time and intercepted too. Many people visit general dentists or pediatric dentist around this age for the extraction of certain teeth and if they see some potential irregularities in the growth and development of the jaws they should refer the patient to an orthodontist who can with the help of removable or fixed appliance reverse the features when patients turns up in an early age.
Find a clinic near you
While finding an orthodontist for yourself a few points are to be remembered. Firstly, the clinic should be in close vicinity because orthodontic treatments usually require a lot of appointments and long time of treatment approximately 1-3 years so it will be wise to find a clinic near you. If you live in Montreal, just go through http://lesorthodontistes.ca which is a website of Dr. Godin’s clinic. If you will see this website you will find that the clinic is well equipped with the state of the art facility.