What Does an Orthodontist Do Besides Braces?
When you hear the word “orthodontist,” do you automatically think about braces? While braces are central to the work of orthodontists, that is far from their only specialty.
Orthodontists like the doctors at BRO use many different techniques and treatment approaches to improve your smile – including Invisalign® clear aligners, orthodontic appliances and many different types of braces. Technologies like AcceleDent Aura and Propel can speed up the effectiveness and shorten treatment time. So the best orthodontists are committed to learning about the latest developments to improve their patients’ smiles.
Orthodontists are also experts in determining the need for oral surgery. Some patients, especially if they are older, may require surgery to correct their smile. An important aspect of an orthodontist’s job is determining if this is required.
Perhaps your child has a tooth that is obstructing a new one. Your dentist wants to have that problem tooth pulled, but you’re not sure that’s what you want to do. An orthodontist may be able to correct the situation in a way that doesn’t require the removal of your child’s tooth.
Essentially, our Asheville orthodontists are experts at finding ways to correct all types of tooth alignment and bite problems.