An orthodontist is a dentist that has taken further training in order to become a specialist in orthodontists which is the fitting and replacing of braces. Braces are often needed in order to perhaps straighten crooked teeth but an orthodontist can also align a crooked jaw or deal with broken or missing teeth. As an orthodontist’s work is always about teeth, it I necessary, before they can even start specialist training, to have experience as a dentist. This means that it can take as many as 10 years to become a qualified orthodontist and perhaps even longer, depending on how many years of experience they gain before applying for an orthodontist’s course. First it will take 5 years of training in order to become a regular dentist and then two or more years gaining experience as a dentist prior to requesting to take the orthodontist course. If accepted, which is not guaranteed as it is very competitive to be accepted, the course will take a further 3 years of study before the dentist will be ready to sit the exam. Although in some places which have high profile characters, such as Las Vegas and Hollywood, competition between orthodontists can be fierce, there is not that same level of competition to be a private orthodontist london. In fact, in London and perhaps throughout the whole of the UK, there may be need for more orthodontists as in London one orthodontist clinic alone could have as many as 1,200 dentists recommending their patients to it.
Up until fairly recently, when a patient had dentures fitted by an orthodontist, those dentures would consist of wire being placed on the outside of the teeth where it could be clearly seen by anyone however now it is different. Advances in technology have now made it possible for an orthodontist to also offer braces which are considered to be invisible. One type of so called invisible braces is a lingual brace. A lingual brace is similar to a traditional brace in so far as it too is made of wire. However, unlike the tradition braces, lingual braces are worn on the inside of the teeth where they cannot easily be seen. Although lingual braces can be expensive, they are a better option as not only can they not be seen but, as they are worn inside the teeth, they do not irritate the cheeks or lips like the traditional braces can. With both traditional braces and lingual braces, they have to be worn for several months to be fully effective. Invisalign is another type of invisible braces and this time they are so called invisible because although they are worn over the teeth, they are made from a clear material and so cannot be seen easily. Often Invisalign will be a cheaper invisible braces option to lingual braces and they have the added attraction of being able to be removed for eating certain foods which may otherwise not been allowed whilst wearing braces.