5 Reasons to See an Orthodontist 

In terms of orthodontists Bristol offers some of the very best in the country, something which I was delighted to hear when we moved here back in 2014. At that time I really wanted to look into some options for sorting out my teeth and this was the perfect place to do so. I spent a lot of time with my orthodontist and she told me some interesting things about her job during that time. I now realize that there is a lot more to their job than meets the eye and there are many reasons why someone may wish to go and see an orthodontist. Here are just some of the treatments which they can provide. 


Straighten Teeth 


he most common use of the orthodontist is the same reason which I went to see one, to get your teeth straightened out. Orthodontists can use treatments like veneers, metal braces and Invisalign procedures to help their patients fix the form and shape of heir teeth and give them a brighter smile and renewed confidence. 


Jaw Alignment 


When people have bites such as an under-bite or over-bite, this is because of the alignment of the jaw, which needs to be re-aligned in order to address this issue. An orthodontist can help with any bite issues like this and whether a patient requires surgery or a simple procedure to put their jaw in place, these are the men and women who will carry that out for you. 


Expand The Palate 


A small or reduced sized palate, especially in children, can result in many dental issues going forward and it will end up with many more hours of dental appointments. Orthodontists are able to address this issue using a palate expander, which is placed into the mouth in order to do just what it says on the tin, expand the palate. This is an uncomfortable treatment but one which will have long lasting and positive results. 


Pain Issues 


Orthodontists are also experts in pain relief and discovering where pain is coming from. For example some people suffer from bad headaches when threes an issue with the teeth, or even an eye-ache. In this case the orthodontist will be able to offer you a treatment plan which will take care of the pain and any issues which are causing it. These guys don’t just specialize in how your teeth and smile look, but also how they feel. 




Ultimately the job of these men and women is to give your more confidence with your smile, and to address any oral health issues which you may have. Through a combination of expertise, advanced technology and knowledge, an orthodontist will be able to reinvigorate your confidence and give you a smile to be proud of. 


If you need any of these issues addressing then I would urge you to go and see your orthodontist at your earliest convenience, they really can work wonders!