Orthodontist Vs Dentist

When it comes to shaping your smile, you should trust a Specialist Orthodontist. Discover what makes an orthodontist and dentist so different.

Orthodontist Vs Dentist
Qualification and Memberships Orthodontist Dentist
Doctor of Dental Surgery (5 Years)
Minimum of 3 years post-graduate training and exams  
Master of Orthodontics (MOrth) (3 Years)  
Member of professional orthodontic bodies, eg. British Orthodontic Society  
Treatments and services Orthodontist Dentist
General 6-month check up  
Fillings & extractions  
Cleaning & polishing  
Advises on overall oral health of teeth and gums
Fitting of orthodontic appliances, such as braces & Invisalign aligners Some general dentists may fit braces and Invisalign but they are not specialists in orthodontics.
Experience and training Orthodontist Dentist
Is specifically trained to in the movement of teeth and bite issues  
Recommends and treats patients after assessing overall facial profile  
Uses the latest in orthodontic technology for the benefit of patients  
Attends regular training on developments in the orthodontic industry  
Is a member of The Invisible Orthodontist (TIO) Network Not all orthodontists are members of TIO but those that are demonstrate further commitment to promoting invisible orthodontic treatment.  
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