Orthodontist Job Description

An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in correcting misaligned jaws and teeth that can cause problems like tooth decay or bad bite alignment.

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An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in correcting misaligned jaws and teeth that can cause problems like tooth decay or bad bite alignment. During treatment, he or she creates an orthodontic plan for your child based on observations regarding his or her particular situation and growth patterns. An orthodontist typically: (1) corrects crowded teeth or spacing issues that affect your ability to bite and chew; (2) aligns teeth that are crooked or uneven; or (3) corrects a problem with TMJ.

 

Orthodontists typically receive four years of dental school training to earn their doctorate degree (DDS or DMD) and then complete a two-year specialized residency program in orthodontics. Most states require dentists to pass written and practical exams before they're eligible for licensure; requirements vary by state. When you visit the American Association of Orthodontists website, you will find more helpful information like this about how to choose an orthodontist, benefits and drawbacks regarding metal braces vs. clear aligners, different types of treatment (traditional braces, Invisalign, etc.), and more.

Statistics on Orthodontists

  • Nearly 50% of the developed world's population, according to the American Association of Orthodontics, has malocclusions severe enough to benefit from orthodontic treatment. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • Over 50% of patients have some reversion to pre-treatment positions within 10 years following treatment. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • These hidden braces are 100% customized so that each bracket is perfectly fitted to the back of each tooth. (horseyorthodontics.com)
  • These hidden braces are 100% customized so that each bracket is fitted to the back of each tooth, perfectly. (horseyorthodontics.com)
  • In 2014, nearly 1.5 million adults received orthodontic treatment in the United States, according to the American Assocation of Orthodontists (AAO). (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • According to the AAO, only 6 percent of dentists are also orthodondists. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Contact With Others 95% responded “Constant contact with others.” (onetonline.org)
  • Face-to-Face Discussions 93% responded “Every day.” (onetonline.org)
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work 91% responded “A lot of freedom.” (onetonline.org)

Articles On Orthodontists

Orthodontics - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)

 

What Is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a doctor who specializes in teeth and jaw alignment. Learn about the conditions orthodontists treat and why you might need to see one. (webmd.com)

 

American Association of Orthodontists

 The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) represents 18K+ orthodontists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Shaping smiles since 1900. (www3.aaoinfo.org)

 

American Board of Orthodontics (americanboardortho.com)

 

Orthodontist - Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice

What is an Orthodontist? Orthodontists are dental specialists who concentrate on fixing irregularities in teeth and jaws.  (money.usnews.com)

 

Orthodontic Associates

Baltimore Orthodontist with 13 convenient locations — committed to the latest in orthodontic technology designed to deliver your best smile. (orthodonticassoc.com)

 

Orthodontics: Maloccclusion, other problems, and starting treatment

 Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in treating patients with improper positioning of teeth when the mouth is closed, which results in an improper bite. Various devices can be used to protect or reshape the teeth. (medicalnewstoday.com)

 

What is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who diagnoses overbites, occlusions, misaligned teeth and jaws, and overcrowded mouths. Here's a guide on orthodontists. (123dentist.com)

 

Orthodontists (onetonline.org)

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