What is an Orthodontist?
Your teeth play many incredibly important roles in your mouth. They allow you to bite and chew your food, help you to speak properly, and provide you with a beautiful smile. The teeth also play an integral role in the health of your jawbone. When your teeth are crooked, more than just your smile is affected. Crooked teeth can increase your risk of cavities, gum disease, and tooth damage. They can throw off your bite, leading to bruxism and TMJ pain. At Sawrie Orthodontics, we provide you with the orthodontic treatment you need to restore the health of your mouth and enhance the beauty of your smile.
What is an Orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dental specialist. Orthodontists specifically focus on improving the alignment of the teeth and jaws to improve oral health, the functioning of the mouth, and the quality of the smile. Just like all other dentists, including general dentists, we attend four years of dental school. After those four years, we go on to attend an additional 2 to 3 years of education and training focusing specifically on orthodontics. We receive a formal education, attend seminars and lectures, and get hands-on experience with real-life patients. We receive extensive knowledge about, and training with, the latest tools and technologies available to help effectively correct the alignment of your teeth and jaws to improve your oral health as well as enhance the beauty of your smile.
What Does an Orthodontist Do?
As orthodontists, we are experienced in treating some different alignment issues. Issues we can treat include
Orthodontics for All Ages
While orthodontic treatment is commonly associated with adolescents, we can provide orthodontic treatment for all ages. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7 to detect developing orthodontic issues and predict the likelihood of issues in the future. We can take action at a younger age, allowing for less invasive treatments later. In some cases, the need for orthodontic treatment later can be eliminated.
In addition to providing treatment for children and adolescents, we can also provide treatment for adults. Some adults may not have been able to afford treatment at a younger age. Others may have undergone treatment, but are experiencing an orthodontic relapse. Regardless of your need for orthodontic treatment as an adult, we can provide you with the treatment you need to restore your oral health and your smile.
We provide some different types of orthodontic treatments including
If crooked teeth are affecting your smile and your quality of life, orthodontics can help. Call Sawrie Orthodontics at (423) 624-8217 today to schedule your consultation.
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We are conveniently located on Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and on Taft Highway on Signal Mountain.