Orthodontists are the dental specialist that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of facial and dental irregularities. They help in straightening the jaws and aligning teeth, jaws, and bites. Many people tend to confuse orthodontist and dentists, but in a real sense, they are two different professions. For patients with acute dental problems, it is important to seek help from orthodontists. They complete another training in the university after completing the standard general degree.
Orthodontic Fact #9 Irregularities of the Teeth is one of the earliest writings about dental deformities, written by Hippocrates in 400 BC
People had known about dental irregularities since 400 BC when Hippocrates wrote about it. Since then, human beings have struggled to correct teeth deformities. During the 70’s, Egyptians used catgut to correct irregular teeth. Over time, the orthodontic practice has advanced considerably.
What are the common teeth deformities?
An overbite results when the lower upper teeth extend beyond the lower front teeth. It may hinder efficient chewing and may also prevent one from speaking properly.