What is A Orthodontics Program Degree?
Individuals who work in the dental health field are committed to educating and treating patients to maintain and improve their teeth and surrounding tissue. Dentistry is an art and a science, where practitioners need to know many of the same things about the human body that physicians do and also know the craft of repairing teeth so that their repairs are realistic-looking and work well. In addition, dentists and support staff also need to educate patients on good practices to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Dentists often see patients more than their primary care physicians see them, so it’s important that dentists, assistants, and hygienists know about how problems in the mouth can be related to overall health.
Dentists who specialize in jaw alignment problems, crooked teeth, or teeth that don’t fit together correctly are called Orthodontists. It’s important to correct jaw and crooked teeth problems, not just because you’ll look better, but also because mis-aligned teeth are often hard to keep clean and may lead to more serious problems—physical aches and pains, gum disease, etc. To become an Orthodontist, dentists who have completed their initial dental training and hold a license can complete an Orthodontics residency, a 2-3 year program of education and training on the various procedures required to improve jaw alignment and straighten crooked teeth. An Orthodontist may then consider earning Board certification after working in the field for a number of years.