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Orthodontist vs dentist: know the difference

Orthodontist vs dentist

When it comes to the health of your teeth, you want to call in the experts. Regular checkups with your dentist are an essential part of maintaining your oral health, but it's also important to know when you should see us for treatment. 

Orthodontic specialty

All orthodontists have started out as dentists, so we know what the role of a dentist entails. We have spent five years studying dentistry and understanding the ins and outs of our patients' teeth. However, for many orthodontists, Invisibrace's specialist orthodontist Dr Darsh Patel included, the lure of finding out more about how our teeth move and our jaws align, is reason enough to embark on a further two-to-three years of postgraduate study in the specialist field of orthodontics. 

The role of an orthodontist

An orthodontist's expertise in this field of dentistry means he or she is equipped to treat you for orthodontic problems such as:

  • Crowding: when your teeth fight for space in your mouth, overlapping with each other
  • Spacing: when you have big gaps between your teeth
  • Bite issues: when your upper jaw juts out over your lower jaw in the case of an overbite, or vice versa in the case of an underbite. 

Orthodontic problems can contribute to overall health problems as well. Misaligned teeth and jaws can prevent you from chewing and thus digesting your food properly, starving your body of the nutrients they could otherwise be receiving from your food if digested properly. 

Why see an orthodontist?

If you suffer from any of the problems listed above, or you're simply not happy with your teeth and smile, speak with an orthodontist. Here at Invisibrace, our free consultation is designed for you to find out whether orthodontic treatment is right for you. Come in to the clinic, meet the team, and learn about the treatment options we have available. You can then make an informed decision about the future of your smile.

Meet the team

Meet the team who will care for you at Invisibrace throughout your orthodontic treatment journey.

Darsh Patel

Principal Orthodontist

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Surekha Patel

Business Manager

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Angela Gadaleta

Lead Specialist Nurse

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Chrystal Sharp

Orthodontic Therapist

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Diana Podgorska

Hygienist

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Lingual braces

"My friends said my teeth looked really good. The whole experience was really good! I'd really recommend it."

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