Medical experts of all kinds can be found in the Pasadena City. Orthodontists are some of these experts. Despite the fact that the orthodontists and dentists practice in the same field of dentistry, the work of the two experts is quite different in a number of ways. The work of the dentists is usually only confined to the treatment of conditions that only affect the teeth. As a result of this, they may be involved in conducting root canal procedures, tooth extraction among many other dental procedures. It is noteworthy that dentists could also choose to specialize in orthodontia if they pursue specialized training following the completion of their dentist courses.
Conversely, orthodontists major in the works that are reconstructive in nature and may treat other parts of the face such as the jaws other than only focusing on treatment around the teeth. Orthodontists can thus handle conditions that are regarded as malocclusion. To achieve this, these specialists used special braces and aligners.
Other devices such as retainers may be used by orthodontists to help correct deformities in the face of the client. The work of these retainers is to ensure that the teeth remain in the new position after a deformity is corrected. To ensure that one has a successful orthodontic treatment, there is a need for them to adhere to certain guidelines that are usually given post the treatment.
The issue of how long one is to use the retainers is one of the things that will contribute to the perfection of your orthodontic procedure. For most patients, especially those whose bodies are still actively growing, they may use the retainers for only a short period of time. There are also cases where retainers may be totally unnecessary for some clients. For other groups of people such as the aging, retainers might be used for a lifelong. The elderly people usually have their teeth regrouping for various reasons and this makes it all the more necessary for them to keep using the retainers in their whole lifetimes.
Your healing could also be affected by the nature of the malocclusion you have. Tooth deformities may be natural or occasioned by accidental happenings in our day to day activities. For the two cases, seeking correction of the condition at the earliest has been known to guarantee a greater success of healing. Natural malocclusions ought to be corrected just at their onset so that they don’t advance further since treating them at their initial stage will guarantee better results as opposed to treating them when they have fully developed. In the same way, deformities that arise out of situations such as accidents should be handled early enough for the patients to experience complete healing.