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Career Essay (orthodontist)Name: Myshanell Edd period: 2ndperiod What is an orthodontist ? Orthodontist are professionals specialized in performing dental procedures which affect teeth’s functionality. They perform a variety of teeth treatments including mounting dental brackets, fixing malocclusion and guiding facial development. What do orthodontist do ? Orthodontists are usually associated with braces. While straightening crooked teeth with braces is probably the most common procedure performed by orthodontists. They diagnose jaw and dental problems and devise appropriate treatment for them;they fit dental appliances meant to realign patient’s teeth, correct teethmisplacement, alter the relationship between teeth and jaws;they monitor and adjust dental appliances regularly in order to obtain best results they also design and make different specific appliances (labial and lingual arch wires, maintainers and retainers) to treat patient’s teeth and/or jaw problems.

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