Orthodontics - BracesTo better serve her patients needs Doctor Ania Rodriguez has obtained an orthodontics specialty degree in the city of Monterrey. Now she can provide early orthopedic treatments along with corrective orthodontic treatment so her patients can continue having healthy and beautiful smiles.

What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. The word comes from the Greek words orthos meaning straight or proper, and odons meaning tooth.

Who is the orhodontist?
Orthodontics is formally defined by the American Association of Orthodontics as 'The area of dentistry concerned with the supervision, guidance and correction of the growing and mature dentofacial structures, including those conditions that require movement of teeth or correction of a bad relationships between and among teeth and facial bones by the application of forces and.or the stimulation and redirection or the functional forces within the craniofacial complex'.

Can a dentist do the same as the orthodontist?
Orthodontics was the first recognized specialty field within dentistry. Many countries have their own systems for training and registering orthodontic specialists. Generally, a period of full-time post-graduate study is required for a dentist to qualify as an orthodontist.

How can the braces help in my life?
Braces are one of the things you can do for your kids to insure their health throughout their lifetime. Surveys have indicated that people who have had braces look better and feel better about themselves. They live longer and have a statistically lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Your smile is the most striking part of your face.
Straight teeth and aligned jaws create nice smiles. On top when your jaws and teeth are well aligned it easier to chew food.

When should a kid go to an orthodontic check-up?
There’s no set age for a kid to visit. The best time is when your kid is seven or eight years old. To see if he need an appliance before using braces.


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