Orthodontics 101

Orthodontics—A Unique Specialty of Dentistry

Orthodontics is Bigger than Teeth!

Orthodontics aims to diagnose and treat facial and dental irregularities, such as misaligned jaws and teeth, imperfect or pathologic bites, and cosmetic issues. Orthodontists successfully treat patients of any age.

An orthodontist blends diagnostic acuity, artistry, and technology to solve dental problems, incorporating your specific needs and goals—and using knowledge based in biology, physiology, physics, engineering, oral medicine, behavioral science, clinical experience, and perseverance.

Orthodontics is built around the belief that the mouth is the epicenter of your health. Not only does orthodontics help to correct badly aligned teeth, more and more evidence in medicine links oral health to the health and well-being of the entire body—right down to your core. We call it the “oral-systemic connection.”

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Orthodontics Offers Treatments for So Many Problems:

  • Misalignment of teeth and jaws
  • Speech defects
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Problems in maintaining oral hygiene
  • Overcrowded or spaced teeth
  • Overbites and underbites
  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches
  • Tooth wear and decay
  • Gum disease

Orthodontists can also identify developing problems and solve them before there’s any irreparable harm to the teeth and supporting structures. Orthodontists treat patients of all ages—children, adolescents, and adults. Treatment can improve self-confidence and self-esteem.

In-Depth Education and Training

Orthodontists have graduated from four years of college, four years of dental school, and have studied and treated patients for 2-3 years at an ADA-accredited orthodontic residency. The orthodontists at Bronsky Orthodontics are all involved in ongoing research in the specialty and some have earned a Master of Science Degree in their chosen sub-specialty.

Following their residency, all our doctors have become Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), which requires intensive examinations and case presentations.

Intensive instruction teaches safe tooth movement and dental, jaw, and facial development, which makes an orthodontist a dental specialist in moving teeth and aligning jaws. It’s never too late to reinvent your smile!

Learn More About Why You Need To See an Orthodontist

Did You Know?

  • One in 3 orthodontic patients today are adults. Half of the patients at Bronsky Orthodontics are adults!
  • All orthodontists are dentists, but only 6% of dentists are Orthodontists.
  • Bronsky Orthodontics doctors are Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) and are known as “Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics.”
  • Only 5% of orthodontists are members of the Angle Society of Orthodontists—Dr. Bronsky has been a member for over 20 years.
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