Orthodontic Fact #3 Here’s a fun fact: All orthodontists are dentists, but only 5 percent of dentists are orthodontists. Confusing, isn’t it?

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Orthodontic Fact #3 Here’s a fun fact: All orthodontists are dentists, but only 5 percent of dentists are orthodontists. Confusing, isn’t it?

This fun fact about how few orthodontists there are compared to dentist is really pretty simple. It may be easier to understand when you realize all medical doctor specialists, such as an ear, nose and throat doctor are doctors first, then specialize in their field of interest.

What An Orthodontist Does

Orthodontists are concerned about the way teeth grow and use braces to correct bite problems and misaligned teeth.  Orthodontists receive years of additional formal education that help them learn about the causes of, and treat, the misalignment of teeth caused by any reason.  Orthodontists conduct individualized and personal treatment for patients of all ages who require the straightening of teeth.

Type of Braces

Traditional metal correction consist of metal and wires for strength and the ability for regular adjustments for tightening or loosening. They are usually needed for the most severe misalignments and also provide a faster result, generally, than other types of orthodontic treatment.

Ceramic and clear plastic corrective appliances that are similar to the metal ones are great for a less conspicuous look. Some teens and older adults prefer this type over metal, when indicated.

Lingual are worn on the inside of teeth and can be made of metal or ceramic, but they, too, are undetectable from the outside.

Invisalign is a patented clear appliance that slips over the teeth and are virtually undetectable. This is a great choice for less severe problems or to maintain straight teeth. They are easily removed for cleaning and eating with less hassle. Invisalign is often a great option for adult patients who do not require a significant change.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

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14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585
https://drpapandreas.com/

Orthodontic Fact #3 Here’s a fun fact: All orthodontists are dentists, but only 5 percent of dentists are orthodontists. Confusing, isn’t it?

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