About Orthodontist and Orthodency:
Orthodontists are dental specialists who are University-trained in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws. It can also focus on modifying facial growth, known as dentofacial orthopedics.
Abnormal alignment of the teeth and jaws is common. Nearly 50% of the population, according to the American Association of Orthodontics, has malocclusions severe enough to benefit from orthodontic treatment.
The time required for braces varies from person to person, depending on the severity of the problem; the amount of room available; the distance the teeth must travel; the health of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone; and how closely the patient follows instructions. On average, however, once the braces are put on, they usually remain in place for one to three years. After braces are removed, most patients will need to wear a retainer all the time for the first six months, then only during sleep for many years.
To reduce pain during the orthodontic treatment, low level laser therapy (LLLT), vibratory devices, chewing adjuncts, brainwave musics or cognitive behavioral therapy can be used.