Orthodontics is best described as the assisted movement of a tooth or teeth to gain a cosmetic or functional result. There are many risks with orthodontic treatment including a failed or worse outcome.
To minimise risks with orthodontic treatment a thorough, twice or more, daily cleaning routine is needed and regular monitoring by the dentist or Orthodontist. A lot of commitment is required on your behalf to achieve the best possible result.
Orthodontic treatment times vary immensely. These can be dependent on compliance to instructions and the difficulty of the case or even parafunctional habits. Sometimes there is no explanation and in rare cases some teeth will not move.
The dentist will work with or recommend an Orthodontist in difficult cases. If you or the dentist have any doubts, a second opinion with an Orthodontic Specialist is always recommended.
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