If you take braces, it is important that you consider carefully who you want to be treated: your dentist or orthodontist. Although both a dentist and an orthodontist brace treatments may carry out, there are a lot of differences.


We often make the comparison with an amateur footballer and a professional footballer. While both players can play football, the footballer is better and more experienced. A professional footballer trains every day, while an amateur footballer but a few times a week on the field stands.

An orthodontist is the professional in the field of bracket treatments, while a professional dentist is in the area of the teeth cleaning. An orthodontist focuses all day intensively on optimizing the position of the jaws and teeth and therefore pursues much more experience than a dentist who is primarily concerned with the maintenance of the teeth and a few brace treatments per week performed.