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What Do Dentists Know that Most People Don't

What Do Dentists Know that Most People Don’t?

Dentists spend eight years of their lives meticulously studying teeth. Four years to earn a bachelor’s degree as an undergraduate and four years to earn a DDS or DMD in dental school.

If they specialize, they’ll also need to complete a dental residency of a further two to three years, with oral and maxillofacial surgery requiring between four to six years.

They are the experts in dental care, and even though we all know that healthy teeth belong to a healthy person – dentists have extra knowledge about your oral health because they’ve studied it for so long!

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What Conditions Can an Orthodontist Treat

Orthodontics is a specialty or a branch of dentistry, and one who engages in this field is an orthodontist. This means an orthodontist is also a dentist, who did further studies in the field of orthodontics.

The aim of an orthodontist is to treat a malocclusion. This is a condition wherein the teeth are not properly positioned when the mouth is closed, leading to an incorrect or improper bite. On top of that, an orthodontist specializes in making crooked teeth and overcrowded teeth straight and correcting problems resulting from the jaw, so patients will have an aesthetically pleasing smile with straight teeth and a more comfortable bite that reduces jaw pain.

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