What Is Orthodontics?

Teeth with bracesOrthodontics is a type of dentistry, which specializes in the correction of teeth placement and jaw alignment. Typically orthodontics is practiced on children so that they have their adult teeth corrected before they are fully aligned.

Most orthodontists, especially E&S Orthodontics in Peoria recommend that you see an orthodontist from age 7. The reason is that at age 7 an orthodontist can conduct a specialist screening which predicts what may occur to your teeth as you grow up.

This specialist screening includes x-rays of your teeth to show the location of all teeth and how they are growing. Typically regular dentists do not conduct the kinds of x-rays that are conducted by orthodontists, as they don’t have the correct equipment.

The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth environment, straighter teeth, a more pleasing smile and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.

When seeking the advice of an orthodontist there are a number of different diagnoses that they may make. This is because each particular teeth alignment or jaw alignment problem has a particular medical name.

Dr. Ousama El-Hillal
Ousama El-Hillal, referred to as Dr. O by patients, staff and friends, is an Orthodontist at E&S Orthodontics. Dr. O founded E&S Orthodontics with Dr. Saavedra in 2005 and is driven to create Wide Beautiful Smiles Without Extractions.

E&S Orthodontics Phoenix | Your Phoenix Orthodontist – More Than Just An Orthodontic Practice

When you walk into our office, you’ll immediately realize that we’re more than just an orthodontics practice. We take pride in being a place where you always feel comfortable. We strive to provide not only the best orthodontics services, but to also be the best in everything we do. We want to make each and every patient who comes through our door as comfortable as possible. We know that the clinic can be a scary place at times but to ensure the comfort of each of our patients, we have created a friendly team, comfortable surroundings and the knowledge needed to make you feel at ease.

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