Dentistry has many types of specializations, and one of them is orthodontics. This is the field of dentistry that focuses on the proper alignment of the jaw and the teeth. Orthodontists use advanced orthodontic methods to deal with malocclusions in adults and children.
To become an expert in orthodontics, dentists are required to get 2 or 3 extra years of specialized education, beyond the time spent in dental school. Two years is generally the minimum amount of time needed for this training, but more often it requires three years to help them to learn the best ways of straightening and aligning the teeth. This full-time extra training must be received from a properly accredited orthodontic residency program. It must also be supervised by actual orthodontists. During training, would-be orthodontists learn about orthodontics (tooth movement) and dentofacial orthopedics (the guidance of facial development). They learn how to become “smile experts” as they master the science and art of aligning the jaw and straightening the teeth. Reputable organizations such as the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) only accept members who are properly trained orthodontic specialists. Their members have all demonstrated their skills in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. They’ve mastered the ability to treat malocclusions and problems with the jaw and bite. Newmarket Orthodontics’ affiliation with such a prominent professional body attests to our dedication in providing the very best orthodontic services to our patients.