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What’s the difference between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?
This video explains why Orthodontists are more qualified to straighten your teeth.
So, what is an Orthodontist?
An orthodontist initially qualifies and works as a dentist and then returns to university for an additional three years of full-time training in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of teeth and jaw alignment issues. They are then registered as a Specialist in Orthodontics by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and most are also members of the Australian Society of Orthodontists.
Your dentist takes care of your teeth and your overall oral health and so it is important that you continue to visit your dentist during your orthodontic treatment. However, while some dentists do offer orthodontic treatment they have not had the intensive training and experience that an orthodontist has. If you have crooked teeth and/or jaws, orthodontists are the most qualified to achieve the best smile possible for you. Orthodontists only treat orthodontic problems – as a registered specialist it’s all we do!
Orthodontists are the experts in treating orthodontic problems as they treat thousands of patients and know how to achieve the optimal result.
You don’t need a referral to see an orthodontist but you can ask your dentist for one if you desire.
See the below table for a comparison between an Orthodontist and a Dentist.