Having a bad dental experience is horrible. It can be uncomfortable, frustrating and sometimes even painful. Dental fears lead to people avoiding dental visits. This leads to dental problems, causing patients to feel embarrassed in public due to ugly teeth. But dental visits don’t need to be scary, especially not orthodontic visits. Orthodontists are dentists who have 2-3 years of extra specialty training to learn how to align teeth and fix bites. They use dental devices like braces and clear aligners (Invisalign). They correct gaps, underbites, overbites, and other dental issues that are associated with the jaw, facial muscles, and teeth.