What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that concentrates on the alignment of the teeth and jaws. Treatment enhances your natural teeth, encouraging an alignment that is healthier and more beautiful. Treatments normally take between 12 and 24 months to complete and, once your teeth and jaws are better aligned you will be able to smile with confidence – for life.

Specialist Orthodontist vs Dentist

An orthodontist has embarked on further training beyond an initial dental degree. This training is at a postgraduate level in the specialist field of orthodontics and takes between two and three years. The table below outlines the key differences between an orthodontist and a dentist, and how each dental professional contributes to the health of your teeth.

Specialist Orthodontist vs Dentist

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