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What is Orthodontics?

If you regularly visit the dentist and have a good oral hygiene routine, why do you need to see an orthodontist?

Well, an orthodontist plays a key role in the health of your teeth because of the specialist knowledge they have about the overall alignment of your teeth and jaws.


An orthodontist has trained as a dentist but has embarked on further specialist training in the field of orthodontics. This postgraduate training equips an orthodontist to correct a patient’s teeth and jaws to ensure they’re in alignment with their overall facial profile.

For the very best orthodontic results, your teeth should be in optimal health, which is why it’s important to see your dentist regularly. It’s only when you need treatment concerning the alignment of your teeth that you should see a specialist orthodontist.

Ortho vs. Dentist

When Should You See an Orthodontist?

f you have crowding issues, spaces between your teeth, or your upper or lower teeth protrude, you could benefit from orthodontic treatment. Your dentist can refer you to our team at Orthodontic Care Brentford or you can book a consultation with us. We’ll explain the different treatments and appliances we can use to straighten your teeth into perfect alignment and achieve that smile you’ve always wanted.

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