To achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, you need the help of an expert. You need to see an orthodontist.
Orthodontists are highly trained in treating and improving tooth alignment for children, teens, and adults. In addition to regular schooling, they undergo another 2-3 years of courses to learn about proper methods to straighten teeth. Dentists who become orthodontists must achieve a full-time education through an orthodontic residency that is supervised by other orthodontists. Residencies are typically a minimum of 2 years.
During training, an orthodontist becomes an expert in tooth movement and how to guide facial development. The knowledge and skills they gain are what make them the go-to doctors for orthodontics.
You can feel confident that your doctor is the expert you need in treating improperly aligned teeth and dentofacial orthopedics when you choose a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).
Dr. Erik TinHan focuses on not just orthodontics, but also dentofacial orthopedics. This, along with orthodontics, is one of the 9 specialties sanctioned by the American Dental Association. Orthodontics focuses on managing tooth movement, and dentofacial orthopedics guides facial growth and development. This latter part occurs mainly during childhood; appliances like headgear and expanders are used to correct facial abnormalities, and they may precede braces or be used in conjunction with orthodontics. A child who receives both is undergoing orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Our orthodontist is skilled in both areas and can detect abnormalities in the teeth, jaws, and facial structure before creating a plan that incorporates orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic services. To learn more about our smile specialist in Pearl City, Hawaii, we invite you to contact TinHan Orthodontics at 808-485-2444 today.