What does an Orthodontist do?

An Orthodontist is a Dental specialist that is trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.

An Orthodontists has additional training over your General Dentists to make them a qualified specialist in the field.

When you are a specialist you work solely in your specialised field, meaning that all an Orthodontist does is correct bites and align teeth, all day every day.

After completing a five-year degree in Dentistry an orthodontist then continues to study for a further three years.

While orthodontists are primarily known for straightening teeth with Braces or Invisalign, they also help with the treatment and diagnosis of bite correction, can assist in bad habits such as thumb sucking and can also diagnose such issues as sleep apnoea and other air way concerns.

Dr Vanessa Hawkins has in-depth knowledge when it comes to the latest technologies and practices that are required to make sure the health of you or your child’s teeth and jaw development are seen to.

You need to be sure you are getting treated by an Orthodontist to ensure you are getting the best results. No referral is needed to see an Orthodontist so if you are wondering if Orthodontic treatment may be needed for yourself or your child, reach out and book a complimentary consultation.