Orthodontics is a way to straighten or move teeth, or to correct or improve bite issues. People with crooked or overcrowded teeth, prominent teeth or other issues with the placement of the jaw and teeth can be helped with orthodontics.
Treatments include fixed or removable braces, invisible brace systems and aligners.
Periodontics deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of gum disease and associated conditions. Periodontal therapy helps to restore tissues in the mouth that are diseased, using various treatments and tools.
Endodontics deals with the soft internal pulp of the tooth that sits inside the harder external enamel. Endodontists commonly provide treatments like root canal, which is where the infected pulp of the tooth is treated for infection. Endodontics may also deal with traumatic injury to teeth where the roots are affected and need special treatment.
Restorative dentistry deals with structural problems you may experience with your teeth such as when teeth are damaged or completely missing. A restorative dental specialist will use treatments like bridges, crowns, dental implants and fillings to restore your natural smile. Cosmetic dentistry may be used in combination with these treatments to create a smile that is also aesthetically pleasing.
Prosthodontics deals with the restoration of lost teeth or damaged teeth. A prosthodontic specialist has a vast understanding of not only the aesthetics of the smile, but the function of the smile too. A prosthodontist may be in charge of a team completing an intricate treatment plan like a full smile makeover, using a combination of tools and procedures to completely rebuild a smile.