Wellness - Dental Care | 3-18 yrs

Do You Need A Dentist Or Orthodontist?


As parents, the first person who comes to our mind the moment our child has some problem with his teeth is the dentist. We are all familiar with the dentist, but not many of us know that there are several specialisations and specialists in dentistry. One such specialist is the orthodontist.

So, when do you go to a dentist, and when do you visit the orthodontist? According to an article titled Going to the dentist published in KidsHealth, you visit a dentist for a variety of reasons like, cleaning and flossing, cavities, fluoride treatments, among others. And when it comes to the orthodontist, he specialises in “correcting the shape or positions of all your teeth through orthodontia, or braces.”

It is always good to visit your dentist regularly, say about once in every six months. He will give your child’s teeth a thorough check-up and also recommend your child to an orthodontist, if required. Having clean, hygienic teeth is a confidence-booster for many kids, helping them hold their own in a crowd.

So, take your child for regular visits to the dentist and help him have happy, healthy teeth. To know more about the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist, please read the ClipBook below which delves deep into the topic. 


What's The Difference Between An Orthodontist And A Dentist?

Dentistry is a broad medical speciality that deals with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontics is a speciality within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth.

Going To The Dentist

The dentist is a doctor who is specially trained to care for teeth. When you visit for a checkup, your dentist will look at your teeth and gums to check for any problems.

Going To The Orthodontist

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Does Your Child Need An Orthodontist?

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Paediatric Dentist

Paediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.

Pediatric Orthodontics

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