What is an Orthodontist?
What's the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?
Has specialized orthodontic education beyond dental school
Prevents, diagnoses and treats facial and dental irregularities
Specialist in straightening teeth and aligning jaws
Expert knowledge of new orthodontic technologies
Can choose the correct treatment from all available treatment options
Checks general oral health
Diagnoses oral diseases
Promotes oral health and disease prevention
Provide oral cancer screenings
Creates treatment plans to maintain or restore oral health
Source: American Dental Association
Why choose an orthodontist?
Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities. They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those who successfully complete this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists may be members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).
Video courtesy of the American Association of Orthodontists.
Orthodontists are specialists in moving teeth and aligning jaws.
Orthodontic treatment is complex biological process that involves changes in jaw bones, facial bones and soft tissue as teeth are moved into their new positions. Orthodontists master the multi-faceted intricacies of orthodontic treatment during their two to three-year residencies in accredited orthodontic programs so that they can help patients develop healthy, beautiful smiles.