Orthodontics is the study that deals with the alignment of teeth and jaws. It is the dental speciality that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, interception, and correction of malocclusion, as well as neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities of the developing or mature orofacial structures.
Malocclusion is the meeting of your teeth in the upper jaw and lower jaw. When a person closes his or her mouth, the alignment of teeth is clearly identified. If the teeth in the jaws perfectly meet each other while closing the mouth, then, the malocclusion is good.
Why is Malocclusion important?
Malocclusion is important in shaping the complexion of a person. It shapes the way a person smiles.
Orthodontists are dentists who deal with aligning teeth and rectifying smiles. Did you know that the secret behind the picture-perfect face of some of the celebrities in the Hollywood, Bollywood and other popular industries are the works that went in by these specialists? An orthodontist designs and prescribes braces cleanses teeth and other functions.
One out of ten people in the world do not have the perfect jaws. For some it could be by birth while for many others it could be their lifestyle. However, aligning the teeth has become one of the very common practices that people take up without hesitation. Undeniably, everyone wants to look good too. So Orthodontics is here to stay and fetch a lot of salary depending on the facilities used by the Orthodontist.
How to become an Orthodontist?
A specialisation in orthodontics in a dentistry course can help a dentist become an orthodontist with more experience.
- Bachelors in Dental Surgery
- Masters in Dental Surgery
- Masters of Science in Clinical Orthodontics
- Diagnose a problem
- Choose the appropriate tools for relevant teeth problems
- Be meticulous and accurate while operating
How much can Orthodontists earn?
|India||Rs 550,000 per year|
Some of the celebrities you never knew had braces!
Holywood fame Emma Watson used the service of Orthodontologists before flashing her smile that captured hearts
Heart throb football player Christiano Ronaldo too wore braces, confidently showing it off breaking the inhibitions of youngsters who feel shy to wear it.
Dirty Picture fame bollywood actress Vidya Balan too sported a look in braces, taking on the trend
Hollywood star Tom Cruise too had braces on before setting the hearts of so many fans on fire through his captivating smile!