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Dr. Marx Answers Questions About Orthodontic Dentistry

"Dr. Marx , what is orthodontics?"

  Orthodontics, also known as malocclusion or "bad bite," is described by the American Association of Orthodontics as the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.

"What is an orthodontist?"

  An orthodontist is a dentist who has undergone specialized training to diagnose, prevent, and treat dental and facial irregularities in patients.

Within the U.S., orthodontists are required to complete a two- to three-year advanced residency program in orthodontics following the completion of their four-year graduate dental program.

Each of these programs must be accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation.

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