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.
|Qualification and Memberships
|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
|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
|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.