Most of us confuse orthodontists with dentists, although they fall under the same umbrella and help in improving your oral health but there is a slight difference.Dentistry a broad medical term deals with general dental care like tooth decay, root canal, gum swelling, etc.whereas orthodontia is a branch of dentistry dealing with abnormalities of teeth like misaligned teeth, etc.Orthodontists’ job is to identify issues with your teeth and mouth like gaps between the teeth, overlapping of teeth, etc.They even have many tools to solve these alignment problems; one of the most common solutions is braces.You must have heard of them, it is a bunch of bands connected to a wire that encircle the teeth, pulls the teeth together and help align them straight.If you don’t like braces, then you another option is of aligners, it is a series of mouthpiece custom-made to slip and fit over the teeth tightly.
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