An orthodontist is a dental specialist that has completed an additional two to three years of an ADA accredited residency program in orthodontics after completing dental school. An orthodontist is trained to prevent and/or correct misaligned teeth and jaws. At Briter Dental, we have our Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist, Dr. Sara Ekhlassi, who is here to help beautify and improve the health of your smile!
Patients may seek the help of an orthodontist for cosmetic reasons as well as health reasons. Dental misalignments and irregularities can cause inability to chew properly, poor function of teeth, TMJ pain, sleep apnea or snoring, inability to maintain good oral hygiene, and low self-confidence. The orthodontist is available to help correct crowding, crossbites, openbites, overbites, underbites, and jaw growth abnormalities.
With the aid of braces, Invisalign, retainers, and other special appliances, the orthodontist works to align or guide teeth into their proper positions.
If you are considering straightening your smile or are concerned about the alignment of your teeth, call us today to get your free consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Sara Ekhlassi!