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Why a certified orthodontist is essential part for your oral health treatment plan.

April 21, 2021


We’re all bombarded all day with advertisements promising to help us with health challenges from weight loss to straightening our smiles. Though there are products that claim to offer quick-fix solutions for your oral health, it is always better to seek the professional care of a certified orthodontist. 

Here’s why:


They undergo vigorous training 

In order to become  licensed, orthodontists have to undergo at least eleven years of schooling and training. Each state also requires additional licensing. With all of these mandates orthodontists are required to follow, those seeking the care of certified orthodontists can rest assured that their oral health is in the most knowledgeable of care.


Quick fixes do more harm than good

People who seek out quick-fix services for their oral health often end up experiencing even more severe concerns beyond the cosmetic. Damage to the teeth and jaws are all possibilities facing patients who choose not to consult certified orthodontists. 


Orthodontists can identify underlying problems

Your mouth acts as a window through which orthodontists are able to detect medical problems, even those that may not be dental in nature. Based on the condition of your gums, teeth, head and neck, orthodontists can detect underlying health problems that can cause severe issues if left untreated. 


Your oral health also affects your overall health

Neglecting oral health can lead to the development of other medical problems. If left untreated, buildup of bacteria in the mouth can lead to cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, blood cell disorders, bacterial pneumonia, and a host of other issues. 


Beware the allure of quick-fix solutions and put your trust-- and oral health --in the care of a certified orthodontist. At Orthodontics of the Southern Tier, Dr. Helmy Mostafa is committed to providing top-notch care for all types of patients. For more information, please visit http://www.ootst.com/ or call (607) 723 9576.



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