The Orthodontist




Orthodonticsis a profession that deals with treatment that straightens or movesteeth in order to improve their bite as well as their appearance.This treatment can also improve the long term life of the teeth byimproving their health. An orthodontist aims at spreading thepressure of a bite over all the teeth, thus helping them increase thehealth of the gums, the jaws and the teeth (Mitchell,2013).The orthodontist ad a field was the first to be created as adiscipline in dentistry. This makes the field an important professionto investigate and understand its contribution the health. Whilethere are several fields in dentistry, orthodontics is a unique fieldthat is practiced by people who specialize in that field and no otherspecialization.

Orthodontistswork in a hospital as well as private practice settings. Theseprofessionals work purposely in a setting that seeks to correct theentire facial appearance of a patient rather than just the teeth.This is because orthodontia involves placing some retainers on theteeth of the patient, a process that changes the appearance of thepatient (Mitchell,2013).To acquire their expertise, orthodontists study the practice for twoto three years in that specialization. In addition to education, anorthodontist must register and be approved by the Board (Graber&amp Vanarsdall, 2011).To be certified, he has to present six cases that he or she hassucceeded with in his practice.

Orthodontistsare an important profession because they help align the defects thatthe dentists industry cannot solve. By offering solutions tomalocclusions and improper bites, orthodontists solve a problem thatinhibits the comfort of the patient (Graber&amp Vanarsdall, 2011).The improvement of the teeth gives a solution that is not only amedical but also aesthetic. These professionals provide teethalignment for problems caused by disproportionate jaws andirregularly aligned teeth. According to Phulari(2011), orthodontistsprovide a positioning of teeth that gives the teeth of the patient abetter arrangement for improved bites and chewing. In addition, theimproved arrangement makes teeth easier to clean and therefore helpsin maintaining good health standards.

Inaddition, orthodontists are also important for healthy populations bygiving people medical alternatives that promote the appearance. Dueto the added value of orthodontia, the profession is also referred toas Dentofacialorthopedicsor orthodontics(Mitchell,2013).This is because the profession gives patients a new look throughattractive smiles that come along with the improved teetharrangement. In the process, orthodontists help patients to maintainhealth by preventing further destruction or dislocation of theirmisaligned teeth (Phulari,2011).Through these services, orthodontists improve the health bypreventing the ill health that comes along with faulty teeth. Some ofthe health conditions include headaches and jaw pains.

Orthodontistsare health professionals who specialize in a field of dentistry thatseeks to move position or straighten the teeth of a patient. Workingfrom hospital and private practice settings, orthodontists provide asolution that encompasses the fields of health and aesthetics. Bycorrecting the position of teeth and their alignment, orthodontistsimprove the health of the teeth and facilitate their cleanliness. Inaddition, the orthodontists play an important role in preventingfurther defects to already affected teeth. Moreover, orthodontistsprovide solutions to better looks and appearance after the misalignedteeth are repositioned to a better arrangement. Through theseservices, orthodontists are important to the maintenance andimprovement of healthy populations in the world.


Graber,T.M., &amp Vanarsdall, R.L. (2011). Orthodontics,Current Principles and Techniques. NewYork: Elsevier Health Sciences

Mitchell,L. (2013). AnIntroduction to Orthodontics. Oxford:Oxford University Press

Phulari,B.S. (2011). Orthodontics:Principles and Practice. London:JP Medical Ltd