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Orthodontics is more than just braces. There are numerous aspects to successful orthodontic treatment that can improve facial balance and esthetics along with improved function and give you the beautiful smile that you deserve.
Specialists in orthodontics have two to three years of additional training in orthodontics following dental school. Orthodontics is the only treatment that an orthodontist provides.
The mission of the Alberta Society of Orthodontists is to advance the art and science of orthodontics, strive for higher standards of excellence in the practice of orthodontics, and promote public awareness of the benefits of orthodontic health care rendered by certified specialists in orthodontics.
Orthodontic problems can be due to a great variety of factors including crowded teeth, spaced teeth, crooked teeth, extra teeth, missing teeth, early loss of baby teeth, impacted teeth, cleft palate, thumb or finger sucking habits, tongue thrust swallow, mouth breathing, trauma, and periodontal disease among other things.