Orthodontists are highly-trained dental professionals who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of misaligned teeth and jaws. They are qualified to treat all types of dental issues, including crooked teeth (malocclusions). At Castilla Orthodontics near Stayton, Oregon, Ana Castilla and her team can help you understand the advantages of orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth. During an initial consultation, they will assess your medical and dental history, take x-rays of your teeth and jaw, perform a clinical exam, and create a plaster model of your teeth to determine the best treatment options for you. If you have chipped teeth, an orthodontist can help reduce the chances of them becoming more chipped or breaking due to a bad bite.
At our office in Portage, MI, Dr. Kwong will evaluate the condition of your teeth and suggest the right treatment if you have a bad bite or misalignment. Orthodontists receive the same training as dentists plus additional years of training in orthodontics. They use methods such as Invisalign and braces to straighten teeth over time and solve any bite or crooked tooth problems. Nowadays, many dentists also offer orthodontic treatments to help patients achieve healthier smiles.
However, if you have a serious overbite, underbite, or crooked teeth, you should see an orthodontist for help. An orthodontist is a dental specialist who can diagnose, prevent, and treat issues that affect tooth alignment.