WHAT IS ORTHODONTIST?

WHAT IS ORTHODONTIST?

ORTHODONTIST : a dentist who specialize in diagnosing dental abnormalities and realigning teeth. After earning an undergraduate degree in order to gain admission to a dental school, prospective orthodontists must earn a professional degree in dentistry. 

After completing dental school, aspiring orthodontists pursue a post-degree training program or a 1-2-year residency in orthodontics. All orthodontists must be licensed to practice.

Orthodontist as a career?

There is no shortcut to becoming an orthodontist. Working as an orthodontist requires significant formal education. What they need to go through is surely to learn about the education. Next, job duties and licensure to see if this is the right career for you.

LICENSURELicense requirements vary by state, though most require a dental degree, written and clinical exams, and an assortment of other basic personal and professional conditions. Dental specialists, such as orthodontists or oral and maxillofacial surgeons, must earn a license in their specialty area.

SOURCE: https://work.chron.com/certification-need-dentist-8917.html

Do general dentists perform orthodontic services? The answer is yes! Some general dentists may perform orthodontic services for their patients, but the majority will refer them to an orthodontist. 

Not to mention, doing treatment with orthodontist than a regular dentist will need a certain extra charge for their service. For Dr.Mukhriz, there will be an addition of RM1,000 in the total cost of the treatment. 

Why?? Other than to examine patients, dental records and X-rays to determine alignment and occlusions, most complicated cases usually will be handled by orthodontist. They consult with patients to determine the best treatment plans and fit patients with braces, retainers and other dental appliances.

In other words, orthodontists will care for their patients over the course of their specific treatment, seeing them regularly for check-ups and to evaluate their progress. For example, most young people who get braces will wear them between two and three years, and may be required to see their orthodontist monthly, increasing to weekly visits closer to when they are removed. Afterwards, yearly check-ups may be recommended to ensure that the teeth do not shift. In some cases permanent retainers are available.

Briefly, orthodontists will work with patients to improve the functioning of their jaws and teeth, accomplish their ideal dental appearance and increase overall self-confidence. 

SOURCE: https://study.com/articles/Orthodontist_Career_Profile.html

Here at 1st Dental Clinic, we have doctor Mukhriz as our main orthodontist & Dr Nizam (limited slots).

Dr Mukhriz 

With his 9 years ++ of experience as an orthodontist, we are confident with Dr.Mukhriz capabilities to treat 1st Dental Clinic patients. Dr.Mukhriz used to work at Klinik Kerajaan Pekan Pahang and he is now working full-time at Hospital UiTM Sungai Buloh and will occasionally comes to 1st Dental Clinic to treat orthodontic patients. 

He is available at 1st Dental Clinic every Saturday (week 3 & 4) from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (may change due to circumstances). Contact us to book an appointment with Dr.Mukhriz. Please refer details as per below. 

OUR LOCATION

KLINIK PERGIGIAN  1ST DENTAL BUKIT JELUTONG

2-1-01 D’Vida  Jalan Bazar U8/101

Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam,

Selangor.

0378596757 / 0122175857 / 01161114972

KLINIK PERGIGIAN 1st DENTAL TAMAN EHSAN, KEPONG

No 2423-1, Jalan E3 6, Taman Ehsan

52100 Kuala Lumpur.

0362748710 / 0122955857

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