Eastern Suburbs Orthodontics
Orthodontics in Bondi Junction, NSW

What is the difference between a dentist and a specialist orthodontist?

A specialist orthodontist holds dual degrees in dentistry and orthodontics and is required to practice as a dentist for a number of years before embarking on further orthodontic speciality training. This additional study focuses on the growth and development of the face, jaws, teeth, occlusion (bite), biomechanics and treatment planning cases.
 
Specialist orthodontists dedicate their practice exclusively to orthodontics, treating everything from simple tooth alignment to resolving complex developmental and functional issues that can impact the quality of life.