What is Orthodontics?
At Nowlin Orthodontics, we provide orthodontic services for children and adults looking to straighten their teeth and align their jaw. Orthodontics is the study and treatment of dental displacement and malocclusions or imperfect positioning of the teeth. As an expert on issues pertaining to the jaw, we can move and adjust teeth even if they are fully formed and hardened. This makes it possible to straighten teeth in adults, rather than only children.
There are various specialties within orthodontia, with some orthodontists specializing in treating either children or adults. Additionally, dentofacial orthopedics is an area of orthodontic care that involves more surgical elements in order to correct issues with the jaw or face. Overall, an orthodontist treats the position of the teeth and the jaw and while doing so, is also changing the overall shape and appearance of a patient’s face. At Nowlin Orthodontics, we find that many of our patients are pleasantly surprised by how dramatically different they look once their orthodontic treatment is complete.
Orthodontia was technically the first specialty created in the field of dentistry and in order to become an orthodontist, Drs. Van and Ryan Nowlin had to complete additional schooling in addition to dental school. Similar to how a surgeon furthers their education in order to become a specialist, an orthodontist continues to train until they become a true expert at straightening teeth and aligning the jaw. This ensures dependable and reliable results for patients seeking orthodontic care.