As you probably know, many dentists nowadays also offer orthodontic treatments. In this article, we explain the differences between a dentist and orthodontist and show you why it is always wise to choose a registered orthodontist.
An orthodontist is an expert who specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of crooked teeth and facial asymmetries. While dentists and orthodontists have a lot in common and both work to improve your general oral health, it is the specialisation that distinguishes an orthodontist from a dentist. It’s like the difference between your primary care physician and a specialist such as a throat, nose, and ear specialist or any other specialist.
To acquire this comprehensive specialisation, orthodontists first complete their general dental studies, followed by a four-year full-time university degree. In addition, they limit their practice to orthodontic treatments in order to guarantee treatment of a consistently high level for their patients.
Only one orthodontist is specially trained and is the most qualified and experienced practitioner to treat dental and jaw alignment issues and to ensure that you or your child has a healthy and confident smile.
We therefore always recommend to visit an expert for orthodontic treatments. SmileDesigner works closely with dentists to achieve optimal health for teeth and the position of the teeth together. Does your dentist recommend braces? Ask for the orthodontists he recommends, so that you see a specialist who optimally improves your teeth for a long-lasting and sustainable result.