Dentists and Orthodontists

Peanut butter and jelly, ketchup and mustard, chocolate and vanilla; these items are all opposites in some ways, yet they are able to compliment each other very well. The flavours may seem conflicting while on their own, but together they are harmonious. Dentists and orthodontists are sometimes seen as conflicting practices, yet that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Let’s start with what they have in common: they both spend copious amounts of time inside the mouths of different people and are both responsible for the health of their patients’ teeth. Also, they are both dentists! An orthodontist has to go through the same educational process as a dentist, with additional education specific to orthodontics. A dental professional is responsible for the cleaning and overall health of a person’s teeth, while an orthodontist focuses more on methods to help straighten their patients teeth such as using various oral appliances, traditional braces and high speed braces.

The best orthodontists have practices that are fit for both regular dental maintenance patients as well as those who need more comprehensive orthodontic treatments. Orthodontists are also able to make great assessments as to how your teeth will grow and change position over time.

Regardless of the type of dental treatment you require, make sure you visit an Ottawa dental professional on a regular basis. This is the only way to ensure that your dental health is being maintained in the best way possible.