An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in straightening a patient's teeth with braces, headgear, plates and other dental appliances. Orthodontists also control and treat a wide variety of facial growths, as well as... More »

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A career as an orthodontist requires a bachelor's degree, completion of dental school and orthodontics training. Undergraduates must pass the Dental Admission Test as a requirement for admission for dental school. Dental... More »

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Call the Medicaid office in your area to find orthodontists who accept Medicaid payment for services rendered. The social services office of local state governments can also provide a list of eligible orthodontists in yo... More »

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To get straight teeth, consult with an orthodontist or, in some cases, a dentist to receive one of several types of braces, such as metal braces, ceramic braces or clear aligners, explains Broderick Dusek & Deleon Orthod... More »

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It takes one to two hours for an orthodontist to apply most types of braces to a patient's teeth, according to Embrace-it! The orthodontist cleans and dries the teeth, applies bonding glue, attaches brackets and puts the... More »

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A 24-hour emergency dentist may treat conditions such as a broken or cracked tooth, toothache, permanent tooth knocked out, lost crowns, broken wires on braces and objects caught between teeth. Depending on the situation... More »

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A dental hygienist performs the initial teeth cleaning services when a patient visits the dentist's office. The hygienist also performs basic oral care check-ups, including looking for gingivitis. When necessary, the hyg... More »

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